A Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection from microbes. These are the organisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria, but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. As a matter of fact, these are the most common infections among humans and can happen anywhere in the urinary tract.

Causes and risk factors
  • Diabetes
  • constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Kidney stones
  • Using dirty sanitary pads/tampons
  • Having sex with an infected partner
Affected age group
Age %
0-20 1
21-44 10.6
45-64 64.6
65 & older 23.8
Symptoms of UTI
  • Pelvic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Urine with a strong odour
  • Muscle aches and abdominal pains
  • Strong and frequent urge to urinate
  • Cloudy, bloody, or strong smelling urine
  • A fleeing of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
Worse effects
  • Recurrent infections
  • Low birth weight or premature infants
  • Increased risk in pregnant women of delivering
  • Urethral narrowing in men from recurrent urethritis
  • Permanent kidney damage from an acute or chronic kidney infection
Diet tips for UTI
  • Drink more and more water
  • Have food rich in vitamin A
  • Have food rich in vitamin C
  • Consume leafy green vegetables
  • Avoid caffeine, spicy food, alcohol, sugar
  • Avoid citrus foods and artificial sweeteners

To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242