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Change Tablet

Change Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ofloxacin, Ornidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Change Tablet is an antibiotic drug that fights against bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of infections that are caused by bacteria, such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, anthrax and plague. This anti-biotic also treats bacterial infections of the skin, ears, eyes, sinus, pelvis, urinary tract, bladder, cervix, urethra and the respiratory system.

Change Tablet inhibits the production of certain enzymes in the DNA of a bacteria, which are necessary for the survival and growth of this bacterial infection. Therefore, this antibiotic drug fights against bacterial infections by killing the bacteria and inhibiting the process of bacterial cell division.

Change Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that kills bacteria and hinders their growth. This antibiotic is a part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which work to treat infections that have been caused by bacteria. It is highly effective in treating conditions such as infectious diarrhea, cellulitis, prostatitis, plague, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Change Tablet also helps treat bacterial infections of the urethra, cervix, urinary tract, bladder, bones, skin, ears, nose and eyes.

Change Tablet fights against both Gram-negative as well as Gram-positive bacteria. It damages double stranded bacterial DNA and hinders DNA relaxation, thus inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial DNA. In this way, Change Tablet inhibits the process of cell division for bacterial DNA, which helps you to get rid of a bacterial infection.

Change Tablet is available in the form of tablets or capsules that are taken orally, in the form of eye or ear drops and can also be injected intravenously. It is advisable to take this medication only under the strict guidelines of your doctor. Follow this prescription through until the course is complete, even if the symptoms disappear. You should not skip a dose and avoid taking an extra tablet to make up for it.

It is possible for some people to experience a few common side effects from taking Change Tablet like headaches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, trouble sleeping and dry mouth. These side effects are minor and may not require medical attention, unless they persist for over a week. However, there are certain severe side effects such as hallucinations, tendonitis, mood swings, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, fatigue and a numbing sensation of the feet or hands. Not everyone experiences these side effects, it occurs only in a few cases. If you do experience any of these side effects, seek medical help immediately. If you are allergic to Change Tablet, you might experience symptoms such as itchiness, swollen tongue, face, throat, hands or feet, trouble breathing and rashes. You should stop taking this medicine as soon as you manifest any of these symptoms and contact your doctor immediately.

Some people are more likely to face harmful side effects, if they also suffer from other conditions like brain disorders, seizures, heart conditions, kidney problems, myasthenia gravis, liver disease, epilepsy, tendonitis, an antibiotic allergy, bone disorders and problems of the joints. It is advisable to inform your doctor of these conditions beforehand, if he/she recommends taking Change Tablet. It is advisable for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children below 16 years, to avoid taking this antibiotic, since it can lead to harmful consequences.

Change Tablet is used in the treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and some Mycoplasma Pneumonia.
Pyelonephritis
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Cystitis
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Prostatitis
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland that produces semen) caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas and Enterococcus species.
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of Gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Joint infection
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of bone and joint infections caused by Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pneumonia with cystic fibrosis
Change Tablet is used in the treatment of Pneumonia with Cystic Fibrosis (an inherited disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and promotes the growth of bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Hemophilus influenzae).
Avoid taking Change Tablet if you have a known allergy to this medicine or any other medicines belonging to the class fluoroquinolones.
Tendinitis or tendon rupture
Avoid taking this medicineif you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Change Tablet.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a past or family history of suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
In addition to its intended effect, Change Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Diarrhea Major Common
Abdominal Pain Major Rare
White patches in the mouth or on the tongue Major Rare
Joint Pain Major Rare
Black or tarry stools Major Rare
Fever with chills Major Rare
Chest tightness Major Rare
Ringing or buzzing in the ears Major Rare
Muscle pain Major Rare
Numbness of the hands Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Running nose Minor Less Common
Sneezing Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 12 to 20 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Use of this medicine is not recommended in women who breastfeed due to the adverse effect on development of the infant's joints. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor. Avoid breastfeeding for about 3 to 4 hours to decrease the infant's risk exposure. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Central nervous system disorders Major
If you suffer from CNS disorder and you take Change Tablet, then you may experience tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. Avoid consuming caffeine containing products like coffee, chocolates and energy drinks.
Colitis Major
Avoid taking Change Tablet if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking the medicine. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
QT Prolongation Major
Avoid using Change Tablet if you experience any chest discomfort. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (arrhythmia) or family history of heart disease.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Dairy products Moderate
The desired effect of Change Tablet is not observed if consumed with dairy products. There should be at least 2 hours gap between taking Change Tablet and dairy products.
Interaction with Medicine
Corticosteroids Major
You may experience pain, swelling, or inflammation in ankle, shoulder, hand, or thumb if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in elderly population who have undergone a kidney or heart transplantation. Replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Escitalopram Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you suffer from any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or have a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Quinidine Major
You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations if these medicines are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if you have any heart disease (Arrhythmia) or a family history of Arrhythmia. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Antidiabetic medicines Moderate
You may experience hypoglycemic effects like dizziness, headache, nervousness, confusion, tremor and weakness if these medicines are used together. Hyperglycemic effects like increased thirst, urination and hunger are less likely to occur. Regular blood glucose checkups are to be performed if you are diabetic or has any kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Aspirin Moderate
You may experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to happen if you have a history of seizures or family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Popular Questions & Answers

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Recently I had gain my weight almost 10 kgs. One of my friend suggested to drink hot water with lemon daily in mornin...
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I want to lose weight and I am on proper balanced diet. I have liking for eggs and would like to add in my diet. plea...
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Throat cancer - Symptoms to watch for!

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Cigarette smoking is the most important of all, and a person can significantly reduce the risk by cutting down smoking. The throat has different types of linings and gland tissue, and depending on the cell type affected, the type of cancer could vary.

Symptoms: Throat cancer diagnosis can get delayed as the symptoms are very similar to a throat infection.

  1. Sore throat: A sore throat that lasts for weeks together is often a cause for concern and requires ruling out underlying serious problem. Having associated risk factors is a good way to see if ruling out cancer is needed.
  2. Cough: A cough that does not go away is a cause for concern. This is often associated with other symptoms mentioned here.
  3. Voice change: Usually hoarseness of the voice, which is painless and not accompanied by a throat infection, is an indication of throat cancer.
  4. Difficulty swallowing or breathing: Depending on where the cancer is located, there could be problems in either free breathing or swallowing. The developing mass gets in the way of free air and/or food movement.
  5. Lumpy feeling in the throat: If the developing mass is along the length of the throat, then there could be a lumpy feeling, as if something is caught in the throat and not going down.
  6. Bleeding: There could be bleeding either through the nose or the mouth, depending on the place of the cancer. Again, this is one of the late symptoms and not seen in the beginning.
  7. Unexplained weight loss: As with any cancer, throat cancer also leads to unexplained weight loss.

Depending on the area affected, the symptoms can point to the location. For instance, voice changes are often associated with laryngeal cancer. A combination of risk factor assessment and symptoms will help in pinning down the diagnosis. Reach out to the doctor as soon as you notice something is wrong, as early diagnosis is very good for timely intervention and improving prognosis. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Going For A Run - Things You Must Be Cautious About!

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Before starting with this physical activity, there are certain things you should know about. These are:

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Sexual Problems In Female

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Sexologist, Mathura
Sexual Problems In Female

A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases:

Excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.
While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of difficulty) it is a topic that many people are hesitant to discuss. Fortunately, so it is important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor.

What causes sexual problems? 
Sexual dysfunction can be a result of a physical or psychological problem.

Physical causes: 
Many physical and medical conditions can cause sexual problems. These conditions include diabetes, heart disease, neurological diseases, hormonal imbalances, menopause, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism and drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of certain medications, including some antidepressant drugs, can affect sexual desire and function. 

Psychological causes:
These include work related stress and anxiety, concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression, feelings of guilt, and the affects of a part sexual trauma. 

Who is affected by sexual problems?
Both men and women are affected by sexual problems occur in adults of all ages. Among those commonly affected are those in seniors, which may be related to a decline in health associated with aging. 

How do sexual problems affected women?
The most common problems related to sexual dysfunction in women include:

  • Inhibited sexual desires
  • Inability to become aroused 
  • Lack of orgasm (anorgasmia)
  • Painful intercourse 

How is a female sexual problem diagnosed?
The diagnose a woman's sexual problem, the doctor likely will begin with a through evaluation of symptoms and a physical examination 

How are female sexual problems treated?
The ideal approach to treating sexual problem in women involves a team effort between the woman, doctors, and trained therapists. Most types of sexual problems can be corrected by treating the underlying physical or psychological problems. Other treatment strategies focus on the following:

  • Providing education.
  • Enhancing stimulation.
  • Providing distraction techniques.
  • Encouraging non coital behaviors.
  • Minimizing pain.

Can female sexual problems be cured?
The success of treatment for female sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause of the problem. The outlook is good for sexual problems related to a treatable or reversible physical condition. Mild dysfunction that is related to stress, fear, anxiety often can be successfully treated with counseling, education, and improved communication between partners. 

How do hormones affect sexual function? 
Hormones play an important role in regulating sexual function in women. With the decrease in the female hormone estrogen that is related to aging and menopause, many women experience some changes sexual function as they age, including poor vaginal lubrication and decreased genital sensation, and orgasm. 
Researchers still are investigation, the benefits of hormones and other medications, including ayurvedic medicine, to treat sexual problem in women 

When should I call my doctor about sexual problems?
Many women experience a problem with sexual function from time to time. However, when the problems persistent, they, they can cause distress for the woman and her partner, and can we have a negative impact on their relationship. If you consistently experience these problems, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment 

Abandon unhealthy habits of younger days get married with revived youthfulness. 

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Erectile Dysfunction

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Sexologist, Bilaspur
Erectile Dysfunction

A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity.

Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm. However, erectile dysfunction (ed) is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a number of occasions for some time.

Since the discovery that the drug sildenafil, or viagra, affected penile erections, most people have become aware that ed is a treatable medical condition.

Men who have a problem with their sexual performance may be reluctant to talk with their doctor, seeing it can be an embarrassing issue.

However, ed is now well understood, and there are various treatments available.

This mnt knowledge center article offers helpful information for people experiencing this problem, or those close to them.

Fast facts on erectile dysfunction:

Erectile dysfunction (ed) is defined as persistent difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient to have sex.

Causes are usually medical but can also be psychological.

Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis.

Numerous prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking, can all cause ed.

Causes

Normal erectile function can be affected by problems with any of the following systems:

  • Blood flow
  • Nerve supply
  • Hormones
  • Physical causes

Erectile dysfunction can cause embarrassment.

It is always worth consulting a physician about persistent erection problems, as it could be caused by a serious medical condition.

Whether the cause is simple or serious, a proper diagnosis can help to address any underlying medical issues and help resolve sexual difficulties.

The following list summarizes many of the most common physical or organic causes of ed:

Heart disease and narrowing of blood vessels

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosteronedeficiency
  • Structural or anatomical disorder of the penis, such as peyronie disease
  • Smoking, alcoholism, and substance abuse, including cocaine use

Treatments for prostate disease

  • Surgical complications
  • Injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Radiation therapy to the pelvic region
  • Atherosclerosis is a common cause of blood flow problems. Atherosclerosis causes a narrowing or clogging of arteries in the penis, preventing the necessary blood flow to the penis to produce an erection.
  • Numerous prescription medications can also cause ed, including those below. Anyone taking prescription medications should consult their doctor before stopping or changing their medications:
  • Drugs to control high blood pressure
  • Heart medications such as digoxin

Some diuretics

Drugs that act on the central nervous system, including some sleeping pills and amphetamines

Anxiety treatments

Antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (maois), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris), and tricyclic antidepressants

Opioid painkillers

Some cancer drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents

Prostate treatment drugs

Anticholinergics

Hormone drugs

The peptic ulcer medication cimetidine

Physical causes account for 90 percent of ed cases, with psychological causes much less common.

Psychological causes

In rare cases, a man may always have had ed and may never have achieved an erection. This is called primary ed, and the cause is almost always psychological if there is no obvious anatomical deformity or physiological issue. Such psychological factors can include:

  • Guilt
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Depression
  • Severe anxiety

Most cases of ed are'secondary' this means that erectile function has been normal, but becomes problematic. Causes of a new and persistent problem are usually physical.

Less commonly, psychological factors cause or contribute to ed, with factors ranging from treatable mental health illnesses to everyday emotional states that most people experience at some time.

It is important to note that there can be overlap between medical and psychosocial causes. For instance, if a man is obese, blood flow changes can affect his ability to maintain an erection, which is a physical cause. However, he may also have low self-esteem, which can impact erectile function and is a psychosocial cause.

Does riding a bicycle cause ed?

Questions remain about the effects on men's health of riding a bicycle.

Some research has raised concerns that men who regularly cycle for long hours could have a higher risk of ed, in addition to other men's health issues such as infertilityand prostate cancer.

The most recent study to investigate this found that there was no link between riding a bike and ed, but it did find an association between longer hours of cycling and the risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate disease and ed

Prostate cancer does not cause ed.

However, prostate surgery to remove the cancer and radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer can cause ed.

Treatment of non-cancerous, benign prostate disease can also cause the condition.

Treatment

The good news is that there are many treatments for ed, and most men will find a solution that works for them. Treatments include:

Drug treatments

Men can take a group of drugs called pde-5 (phosphodiesterase-5) inhibitors.

Most of these pills are taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex - the best known being the blue-colored pill sildenafil (viagra). Other options are:

Vardenafil (levitra)

Tadalafil (taken as a once-daily pill called cialis)

Avanafil (stendra)

Pde-5 inhibitors are only available on prescription. A doctor will check for heart conditions and ask about other medications being taken before prescribing.

Side-effects associated with pde-5 inhibitors include:

  • Flushing
  • Visual abnormalities
  • Hearing loss
  • Indigestion
  • Headache

Less commonly used drug options include prostaglandin e1, which is applied locally by either injecting it into the penis or inserting it down the opening of the urethra.

Most men prefer a pill, however, so these locally acting drugs tend to be reserved for men who cannot take oral treatment.

Online pharmacies

It is possible to buy treatment over the internet for ed. However, caution is advised.

The united states (u. S.) food and drug administration (fda) has a consumer safety guide about this, including a recommendation to check that the online pharmacy:

Is located in the u. S. And licensed

Has a licensed pharmacist to answer questions.

Requires a prescription.

Offers direct contact with a person who can discuss any problems.

You can check whether the pharmacy is licensed using this list of verified internet pharmacy practice sites (vipps).

The fda also offers tips for spotting the dangers of an unsafe website, including watching out for the following clues:

There is no way to contact the website by phone.

Prices are dramatically lower than those offered by legal online pharmacies.

Prescription drugs are offered without requiring a prescription - which is illegal.

Personal information is not protected.

The fda adds that these illegal sites may send drugs of unknown quality and origin, even sending the wrong drug or a dangerous product.

Vacuum devices

Vacuum erection devices are a mechanical way of producing an erection for men who do not want or cannot use drug treatments, or find they are not working.

The penis is made rigid by the use of a vacuum pump sealed around it that draws up blood. This is prevented from then leaving the penis by the use of an accompanying band.

The lack of spontaneity with the use of vacuum devices means that many men find other treatments for ed preferable.

Surgical treatments

There are several surgical treatment options:

Penile implants: these are a final option reserved for men who have not had any success with drug treatments and other non-invasive options.

Vascular surgery: another surgical option for some men is vascular surgery, which attempts to correct some blood vessel causes of ed.

Surgery is a last resort and will only be used in the most extreme cases. Recovery time varies, but success rates are high.

Do dietary supplements and alternative treatments work?

The short answer is" no"

No guidelines followed by doctors, nor any established sources of evidence, support the use of dietary supplements, such as herbal pills.

In addition to there being no evidence in favor of non-prescription alternatives for ed, the fda has warned of hidden risks of" treatments" sold online.

Symptoms

Men may not always successfully achieve an erection, and if this rarely happens, it is not considered a medical problem.

However, ed does not only refer to a complete inability to achieve an erect penis. Symptoms can also include struggling to maintain an erection for long enough to complete intercourse or an inability to ejaculate.

There are often also emotional symptoms, such as embarrassment, shame, anxiety, and a reduced interest in sexual intercourse.

A man is considered to have ed when these symptoms occur regularly.

Exercises

There are exercises a man can carry out to reduce the effects of ed.

The best way to treat erectile dysfunction without medication is by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with kegel exercises. These are often associated with women looking to strengthen their pelvic area during pregnancy, but they can be effective for men looking to regain full function of the penis.

Firstly, find the pelvic floor muscles. You can achieve this by stopping mid-stream two or three times the next time you urinate. The muscles you can feel working during this process are the pelvic floor muscles, and they will be the focus of kegel exercises.

One kegel exercise consists of tightening and holding these muscles for 5 seconds and then releasing them. Try to do between 10 and 20 repetitions each day. This may not be possible when you first start doing the exercises. However, they should become easier over time.

You should be able to notice an improvement after 6 weeks.

Make sure you are breathing naturally throughout this process and avoid pushing down as if you are forcing urination. Instead, bring the muscles together in a squeezing motion.

Aerobic exercise, such a jog or even a brisk walk, can also help the blood to circulate better and can help improve ed in men who have circulation issues.

Tests

  • The numerous potential causes of ed mean that a doctor will typically ask a lot of questions and arrange for blood tests to be performed. Such tests can check for heart problems, diabetes, and low testosterone, among other things. The doctor will also carry out a physical examination, including of the genitals.
  • Before considering a diagnosis that requires treatment, a doctor will look for symptoms that have persisted for at least 3 months.
  • Once a medical history has been established, a doctor will then undertake further investigation. One simple test, known as the'postage stamp test' can be helpful in determining if the cause is physical rather than psychological.
  • Men usually have 3 to 5 erections a night. This test checks for the presence of erections at night by seeing if postage stamps applied around the penis before sleep have snapped off overnight. Other tests of nocturnal erection include the poten test and snap-gauge test.
  • These methods provide limited information but can help guide a doctor's choice of further tests.
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These 8 Signs Indicate That You Are Suffering From Urinary Tract Infection!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
These 8 Signs Indicate That You Are Suffering From Urinary Tract Infection!

The urinary tract starts from the kidneys to the urethra where urine is passed out. Given the rich concentration of minerals and toxic wastes, it is highly prone to multiple infections. UTI, as urinary tract infections are often referred to, is one of the most common infections. In women, especially, every 1 in 2 women is affected by an UTI. Whichever part of the tract is affected, the symptoms and treatment are mostly the same. Read on to know some of the most common symptoms and treatment options for these.

Symptoms

  1. A burning sensation with urination
  2. Pain with urination
  3. Burning sensation or pain in the urethra or vagina
  4. Frequent urge to urinate, though not much urine is passed out
  5. Sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder
  6. Pain in the lower back on the sides of the spine
  7. Change in the urine characteristics color, smell, or appearance
  8. Fever or chills, maybe associated with shivering, nausea and vomiting

Causes

Most urinary tract infections are bacterial in nature, and these could find their way into the body through multiple ways.

  1. The most common is through the urethra, which could happen due to unclean toilet habits.
  2. Women especially are advised to wipe the urethra after each toilet visit. The bacteria from the feces can also enter the urethra due to close proximity
  3. Use of unclean public toilets is another reason for UTIs

Tests

Though most often UTI does not require specific testing, the following are useful in confirming the diagnosis.

  1. Culture and sensitivity: The urine is sent for a culture to identify the exact organism that has caused the infection. It also helps identify the right antibiotic which will help bring the infection under control.

Treatment:

UTIs are very common infections and though there is nothing to worry, it should be cleared completely.

  1. Antibiotic course to get rid of the infection. Though you begin to feel better, the complete course should be completed to clear the infection.
  2. Following culture testing to ensure the infection is cleared
  3. Improve water intake to get rid of the toxins
  4. Fever and pain to be controlled with medications
  5. Healthy hygiene habits to ensure clearing of infection

Prevention:

Recurrent UTIs is a common problem, and the following can help prevent.

  1. Ensure complete emptying of the bladder
  2. Drink adequate water
  3. Safe toilet habits, including before and after sex
  4. Comfortable and clean underwear to prevent infection
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