Urinary tract infection is a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The kidneys remove excess liquid and wastes from the blood on the form of urine, keeping a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood. Narrow tubes called ureters carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, which is a triangle-shaped chamber, in the lower abdomen. Urine is stored in the bladder and emptied through the urethra.
A urinary infection is an inflammation of the urinary tract, mostly caused by bacteria, and primarily intestinal bacteria. This test will screen for the presence of any protein, nitrites or leukocytes in your urine. The presence of these components may indicate a bacterial infection of the bladder.
A urinary infection is an inflammation of the urinary tract, mostly caused by bacteria, and primarily intestinal bacteria. The urinary tract includes the urethra, the bladder, the ureter and the kidneys. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are 50 times more common in women and conditions can range from cystitis (a mild but disturbing inflammation that is limited to the bladder) to severe infections of the kidneys. This test will screen for the presence of any protein, nitrites or leukocytes in your urine. The presence of these components may indicate a bacterial infection of the bladder. REMEMBER: If the test is positive be sure to consult your doctor.
Take the test This simple urine test is very accurate. It detects glucose (sugar) in urine. The test gives a simple positive or negative answer. Glucose in urine can be an early sign of diabetes. If the disease is detected early, before symptoms are noticed, treatment is more successful. Once diagnosed by a doctor some diabetics can be treated by keeping to a healthy diet.
Home Urinary Tract Infection Test (2 Tests)
Symptoms of urinary tract infection can be divided into two groups; symptoms of lower UTI (Cystitis and Urethritis) and symptoms of upper UTI (pyelonephritis).
Symptoms that indicates lower UTI in adults include the following:
1. Back pain
2. Blood in the urine
3. Cloudy urine
4. Inability to urinate despite the urge
6. Frequent need to urinate
7. General discomfort
8. Painful urination
Symptoms that indicate upper UTI in adults include the following:
2. High fever
3. Nausea (A feeling of sickness in the stomach
characterized by an urge to vomit)
4. Pain below the ribs