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Bladder infection has long-term health consequences if left unchecked: Experts on UTIs in women

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Updated on: 28 November,2022 02:52 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Sarasvati T | sarasvati.nagesh@mid-day.com

A number of studies in different states of the country indicate a higher prevalence of urinary tract infections, mainly in the bladder, in women. City-based gynaecologists share insights on the impact on women’s health due to UTIs and how it can be prevented

Bladder infection has long-term health consequences if left unchecked: Experts on UTIs in women

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Urinary tract infections or UTIs are a common occurrence mainly affecting women’s health. According to a 2020 study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, UTIs occur in both men and women, but the incidence rate in women is higher when compared to men. Nearly half of the women population experience at least one episode of UTI in their lifetime, with 20-40 percent of them exhibiting recurrent episodes.


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