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What Every Woman Must Know About UTI

A Quick intro to the the Urinary System Our Urinary system helps remove waste and toxins from your body. It helps regulate blood pressure and blood volume. It also throws out excess salt, water and minerals not required for the body.  It is made up of 4 components: 1. Kidneys: 2 bean shaped organs (roughly the size of your fists) that function as filters. They remove waste and chemicals from the blood and combine it with water to make Urine, which is your pee!  2. The Ureters: 2 tubes that carry the urine from each kidney to a storage tank. 3. The Urinary Bladder: This is the storage tank that holds the urine before it is eliminated from the body. 4. Urethra: The outlet which carries the Urine out of the body. What is a UTI?  A UTI a.k.a Urinary Tract Infection. Who are the main culprits of UTI? Bacteria with some fancy names are the culprits!! Among all, the most popular of culprits is Escherichia coli a.k.a E. coli. It is one among the bad …