Urinary tract infections, also commonly known as UTIs, result in more than 8 million health care visits each year. A UTI causes painful urination and can lead to a systemic infection if left untreated. At Prosperity Health and Wellness, a telehealth practice serving adults in Fort Worth, Texas, Melinda Davis-McClendon, AGPCNP-C, provides online health care services to treat your UTI. Call Prosperity Health and Wellness or book a telehealth appointment online today.
A UTI develops when harmful bacteria infects your kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. The bacteria enter the urinary tract, causing inflammation, pain, and irritation. Because of the female anatomy, women are more likely than men to develop UTIs.
Seeking treatment for a UTI when you first notice symptoms is the best way to preserve your health. Without proper medical care, the infection may spread and cause more serious health problems.
You should schedule an evaluation at Prosperity Health and Wellness for a urinary tract infection if you experience:
After discussing your symptoms, Melinda can help you determine the best approach to treat your UTI and resolve symptoms.
Some patients may need a urinalysis to rule out other causes. But usually, the symptoms alone are enough to tell your provider you have a UTI.
There are several reasons why you may have a urinary tract infection. Your urinary system is designed to keep harmful bacteria out, but sometimes, bacteria may invade its defenses and cause an infection.
Certain factors and health conditions may also increase your risk of experiencing a UTI, including:
If you suspect you have a UTI, you should contact Prosperity Health and Wellness for a prompt evaluation. Melinda offers easily accessible health care through telehealth visits and 24/7 appointment availability.
Melinda offers holistic care to treat a urinary tract infection, helping you find whole-body wellness. After reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms, she develops a care plan that takes into account the severity of your condition and lifestyle habits.
You may need antibiotics to help clear the infection within a few days. If you need antibiotics or other medications, you should take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider.
If you have recurrent UTIs, you may need to take an antibiotic for several months. Women who are in menopause may be able to treat a UTI with hormone replacement (supplemental estrogen).
If you’re suffering symptoms of a UTI, call Prosperity Health and Wellness or book a telehealth appointment online today.