Unhygienic toilets cause Urinary Tract Infection in men and women says
CityCast team visited 10 urologists across the city and found that out of 10 patients around six report UTI infections at least once in their lifetime.
“Almost every day, more than 3-4 patients visit with UTI problems. UTI happens more in pregnant women and is spread mainly due to less personal hygiene and unhygienic toilets,” says Dr. Satish Nath, a Urologist.
Sonal.M, a software engineer said, “Many people do not know about UTI like me. It was happening with me from last 6-7 months but I visited a doctor last month when I saw blood while urinating.”
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection caused by microbes. These organisms 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. UTIs are among the most common infections in humans.
Indian Journal of Public Health says currently there is no regular screening for UTI, and people are unaware of its symptoms.
“Out of 10 patients, around six of them are suffering from Urinary tract Infection (UTI). There is no yearly basis survey on UTI but the number has been increasing from the last two years in the city,” says Dr. Vishal. C. Ratkal, a senior Urologist.
With a global annual incidence of approximately 150 million cases. The estimated economic burden is more than 6 billion U.S. dollars. About 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men across the globe experience at least one symptomatic UTI during their lifetime, and as many as 40percent of affected women show recurrent UTI.
“I have been suffering from UTI for almost three years. Every time I avoid using public toilets as it increases my infection. It happens due to unhygienic toilets most of the time. I have used antibiotics most of the time for treating the issue which also damages and weakens the body,” says Kshipra Dixit, a Fashion Designer