According to women’s health pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm, women are at higher risk of developing a urinary tract infection than their male counterparts. Here, Ahlgrimm describes the most effective treatments for a urinary tract infection, along with tips on how to reduce the likelihood of developing one.
Q: How does a UTI typically affect the human body?
Marla Ahlgrimm: A UTI may have a major impact on any area of the urinary system. By definition, the urinary system consists of the kidneys and ureters, as well as the urethra and the bladder. The upper urinary tract includes the ureters and kidneys.