Urinary Tract Infection
Painful and annoying – urinary tract infections are a major burden for those affected. Alta uro offers comprehensive diagnostics and develops an individual treatment plan. In this way, urinary tract infections soon belong to the past.
How do urinary tract infections develop?
Urinary tract infections are caused by a defence reaction of the body against bacteria in the urine. Risk factors include female gender (because of the shorter urethra), residual urine formation, or hormonal changes during menopause. Basically, one differentiates acute infections, which occur only once, from repeated infections. While in women sporadically occurring infections are usually unproblematic, further clarification is necessary for men after infections.
What investigations are required for urinary tract infections?
The standard includes a urine test. Here, the bacteria causing the infection are identified and the sensitivity to antibiotics is tested. In addition to a physical examination, an ultrasound examination of the kidneys and the urinary bladder is performed. For recurrent infections, a cystoscopy and occasionally an X-ray examination may be necessary.
What treatment does alta uro offer for urinary tract infections?
An acute urinary tract infection usually requires antibiotic therapy. If fever and increased inflammatory markers occur, hospitalisation may be necessary. In case of recurring urinary tract infections in women, a strengthening of the body’s immunity or a long-term, low-dose antibiotic treatment are methods of choice. If recurrent infections occur in men, the cause an enlarged prostate. In this case, a therapy of prostate enlargement should be done.
What is the expertise of alta uro in the area if urinary tract infections
Alta uro is pleased to have PD Dr. med. Gernot Bonkat, one of the leading experts in the field of urinary tract infections, on its team. As chair of the European Guidelines Commission on Urinary Tract Infection, our patients benefit first hand from the latest scientific progress.