Treating Urinary Tract Infection in Elderly

Urinary tract infection elderly are common among old age persons and it stands next to respiratory infection. In old men because of the enlargement of prostate gland, it blocks the free flow of urine from the bladder and leads to urinary tract infection.

Symptoms of urinary tract infection are feeling pain while passing urine, urine comes out with blood, urine comes with a foul odor, often passing urine during nights, any pain in the kidneys, any pain in the abdomina just below the ribs and above the waist, loss of mental consciousness, loss of memory, fever, nausea, vomit.

These are symptoms of urinary tract infection in elderly men and women. Elderly having history of diabetes are more prone to urinary tract infection than others. On noticing these it is always recommended to consult a physician at the earliest to avoid complication of infection at a later stage.

The causes for urinary tract infection in elderly are due to disorder of neuropthic and obstruction of the bladder. If the elderly not able to pass urine freely through the urethra, then catheters are placed to remove the urine from the bladder.

If the catheter is not clean, then it will lead to urinary tract infection.Urinary tract infection elderly is due to infection of poly microbial organs.

Usually the infection is caused by the bacteria E-coli which gets into the urinary tract either through the urethras or through to the kidneys from the feces in the large intestine. Other species causing the infection is enterococcus which infects only the elderly one.

Antibiotics are effective in the treatment of urinary tract infection elderly. Some of the antibiotics are norfloxacin and sulfamethoxazole. By having this antibiotics, urinary tract infection can be controlled considerably.

Drink a lot of water, fruit juices, cranberry juice. Avoid alcohol, spice food with oil. Having clean toilet habits. Some exercises like walking and cycling will keep the mental ability.By adhering to precaUTIon and safety measures, urinary tract infection elderly can be avoided.


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