It has become a popular myth that UTI only affects women who maintain a poor hygiene. Although, urinary tract infections are common in women, men can also get affected by it. Generally, it affects when bacteria grows somewhere associated with one’s urinary tract.
What is UTI?
A Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is an infection caused mostly by the introduction of viruses and bacteria in the urinary tract. The condition can happen in any part of the urinary system– kidneys, ureters, bladder & urethra. When UTI affects the upper urinary tract, it is known as kidney infection (pyelonephritis); when it affects the lower urinary tract, it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis) & when it affects the urethra, it is known as urethritis. Typically the lower tract is most affected by these infections. Women are more likely to develop UTI than men.