• Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, causes and the link to the pelvic floor

    A urinary tract infection or UTI is an infection that can affect any part of the urinary system (this includes the kidneys, bladder, and urethra). UTI’s are very common, especially in women, many of whom suffer with chronic infections for months or even years at a time. Women are much more likely to suffer from a UTI because the female urethra is shorter than the male equivalent which makes it easier for bacteria to travel up the urinary tract. Women's urethra are also closer and more in line with the anus where bacteria can leak from.