UTI: A Common But Serious Problem
- By Administrator
- December 8th, 2005
Most African-American adults have experienced the pain and discomfort of a urinary tract infection (UTI) at one time or another, but may not have known what it was. The symptoms of UTI can be ignored or mistaken for other conditions. Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen, pain or stinging during urination and an urgent need to urinate frequently, even when the flow is just a trickle, can mean an infection in the urinary tract is present. Left untreated, UTI can spread to the bladder or kidneys and cause kidney disease.