UTI or Urinary Tract Infection is an infection in any part of our urinary system that is our kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra. Usually infections in women are caused in the bladder and urethra. It is more common in women as compared to men. The infection in the bladder can be painful. UTI can be dangerous if it spreads to the kidneys.
There are some signs to indicate that a woman has UTI. These are
• A strong and persistent urge to urinate.
• A burning sensation when peeing.
• Passing small amounts of urine frequently.
• Urine that looks cloudy.
• Bright coloured urine in colours such as red, bright pink or dark brown which is a sign of blood in the urine.
• Pee that has a strong smell.
• Pain in the centre of the pelvis and around the area of the pelvic bone of women
Urinary Tract Infections happen when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Even though our urinary system has been made in a way to keep out any bacteria, sometimes the defences fail. There are some risk factors that are specific to women for UTIs:
Female body: Women have a shorter urethra than men, which shortens the distance that bacteria travels to the bladder. This means infection will happen faster in women.
Sexual Activity: Women who are more sexually active than others have a greater chance of developing UTIs.
Kinds of birth control: Women who use diaphragms for birth control and those who use spermicidal agents that are contraceptives such as condoms, cervical caps and sponges. These are used to destroy sperm. Such women face a greater risk of developing infection.
Menopause: This results in a decline in estrogen circulating in the body. Due to this, there are changes in the urinary tract making women more prone to urinary infection.
If UTIs are not treated quickly, then there can be serious consequence such as recurrent infections, permanent kidney damage, and an increased risk of pregnant women delivering babies with low birth weight or those who are premature.
Women live in constant fear of developing UTIs and their consequences on their health. PeeBuddy has come to the rescue of millions of women. It is a portable female urination device that makes peeing in public places easier for girls and women. It is shaped in the form of a funnel and laminated with water resistant coating. It is perfect for conditions such as pregnancy, diabetes, arthritis, for women who are travelling and for cancer patients who have low immunity. It is also easy to use, portable, and comes in a pack that is to be used once and then discarded.
Women can now urinate without wiping dirty toilet seats, without hovering over it and the best part about it is that there is no fear of catching any infections. Women don’t have to control their pee which is bad for their health as it causes kidney stones and promotes growth of infection in the uterus. They also do not worry about using filthy loos. It can be easily carried in your pocket. With PeeBuddy, they do not have to use their hands to wipe dirty toilet seats to be able to use them as touching the dirty seat will only provide germs.