Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection
(HealthDay News) -- The urinary system is the body's way to rid itself of wastes and extra water.
But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI).
While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, a spinal cord injury or require a tube to empty your bladder.
The agency mentions these common warning signs of a UTI:
Pain or burning when you urinate.
Fever, tiredness or shakiness.
An urge to urinate often.
Pressure in the lower belly.
Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish.
Pain in the back or side below the ribs.
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