Urinary tract infections are more likely to affect women than men. Photo: Alamy

Urinary tract infections: why they affect more women, and what you can do to prevent or treat them

  • UTIs are caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract, causing pain, incontinence, bleeding and sometimes nausea
  • The best way to treat them is with antibiotics, although some infections have shown resistance to medications
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Urinary tract infections are more likely to affect women than men. Photo: Alamy
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Sasha Gonzales

Sasha Gonzales

Sasha writes about a variety of subjects, from health and beauty to design, architecture, food and travel. Her work has appeared in a number of publications in Asia, including Wine & Dine, The Peak, SilverKris and Her World Singapore. She has been writing regularly for the South China Morning Post since 2011.