Health Conditions: Urinary Tract Infection

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and the urethra. Kidneys remove the toxins and the waste products from the body in form of urine. Ureters carry this urine to the bladder, from where the urethra passes it to the outside. An infection anywhere in this tract is referred to as a urinary tract infection or UTI.
This typically occurs due to entry of bacteria in the urinary tract from the urethra. Some conditions that can increase the chances of such an infection include kidney stones, enlarged prostate, ageing & pregnancy.
UTI can lead to frequent urination, pain or burning sensation while urinating, foul smelling urine & fever.