Urinary tract infections (UTIs) is an infection caused by pathogenic organisms are almost always caused by bacteria, although some viruses, fungi, and parasites can infect the urinary tract as well. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (also known as E. coli) is the most common bacteria to cause a UTI. Nearly 1 in 3 women will develop a UTI before the age of 24 and up to 250,000 Australians develop a UTI each year. It is estimated that 300 million cases of UTI occur worldwide per year .

UTIs can occur anywhere in the urinary tract when it becomes infected with bacteria. A bladder infection occurs when only the bladder gets infected. A bladder infection is a lower UTI infection. All bladder infections are UTI’s but not all UTI’s are bladder infection. Women are especially prone to urinary tract infections, which can also involve the bladder. These bacteria typically initiate UTIs by invading the superficial epithelium that lines the bladder lumen, called urothelial cells.

An uncomplicated UTI is an infection in the lower urinary tract, the bladder and urethra. A complicated UTI is when the infection extends beyond the bladder to the kidneys and is more serious. UTIs are also considered complicated during pregnancy, after menopause, and when there are other issues, such as kidney stones. Most UTIs are uncomplicated and do not cause any lasting harm to the urinary tract. But UTIs that aren’t treated can progress to the kidneys, where permanent damage can occur. Symptoms of such conditions often include pain in the lower back (flank pain on one or both sides), fever, chills, nausea, and/or vomiting. However, it’s usually a minor illness when an infection affects the bladder. Many effective OTC UTI treatment options, such as Nepbio’s (NBI) URICIL for UTI, can help treat your UTIs.

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In our last article, we spoke about UTI And Pregnancy. Today, we will talk about how E. coli causes UTIs, various types and symptoms of UTIs, risk factors among males, and what makes Nepbio’s (NBI) URICIL the most sought-after medication for UTIs.

About UTI

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a very common infection that affects any part of the urinary system, which is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria from the digestive tract, such as E. coli, which are responsible for around 90% of UTI causes, but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. Although some bacteria are flushed away when you urinate, some will attach to the wall of your urethra or bladder and once attached, they can quickly multiply into an infection. Left untreated, the infection can move from the bladder to the kidneys and do even more harm.

Most UTIs involve only the urethra and bladder, in the lower tract. However, UTIs can also affect the ureters and kidneys, in the upper tract. The upper tract UTIs are less common than lower tract UTIs. The upper tract UTI are usually more severe and require immediate medical attention.

Types of UTI

There are three different types of urinary tract infections. The type of infection depends on which part of the urinary tract is infected. A urinary tract infection may involve different sections of the urinary tract including the following

  • Urethritis – infection of the urethra, the hollow tube that drains urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.

  • Cystitis – infection of the bladder that often has moved up from the urethra

  • Pyelonephritis – infection of the kidneys that is usually a result of an infection that has spread up the tract, or from an obstruction in the urinary tract. An obstruction in the urinary tract causes urine to back flow into the ureters and kidneys

UTI risk factors among males

Did you know UTIs can affect men as well? Around one in 20 men will get a UTI in their lifetime. The most common cause of a UTI in the urethra is a sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two STDs that can cause a UTI. STDs are also the most common cause of UTIs, especially in younger men.

Prostate problems can also cause UTIs. An enlarged prostate (BPH) is common in older men and can block the flow of urine. This can increase the odds that bacteria will build up and cause a UTI.

Diabetes and other medical issues that affect the immune system can also make a person more likely to get a UTI.

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms. They will also ask about your sexual history because sex can raise your risk for a UTI.

Urine tests can confirm whether you have a UTI. If your doctor thinks the problem might be related to your prostate, you may get a prostate exam. Rarely, you may also need to get an X-ray or ultrasound so your doctor can get a better look at your urinary tract.


URICIL is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) over-the-counter medicine for cystitis. URICIL kills the uropathogenic bacteria that cause UTIs and provides relief from scalding pain. Interlaboratory studies have demonstrated the patented hydroxyl curcuminoid is a potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substance which kills 99% of uropathogenic bacteria.

URICIL is a 2-in-1 urinary alkalizer and natural antibacterial that can help treat your UTIs effectively. URICIL is a safe and efficacious over-the-counter medicine with a natural potent antibacterial agent that can be used in therapeutic prophylactic and symptomatic relief from UTIs. It is suitable for recurrent UTIs.

Curcumin(diferuloylmethane), the main compound in Nepbio’s (NBI) URICIL, has been hydrolyzed to act as antibiotics, helps to fight infections, and reduces its recurrence significantly. Hydroxyl Curcumin, a natural patented ingredient in URICIL, is a potent antibacterial that eliminates all chances of antibiotic resistance that arises from prolonged antibiotic usage, an anti-inflammatory agent that helps to relieve the inflammation of the bladder during cystitis, and a Potent Antioxidant.

The potassium citrate in URICIL makes it a Urinary Alkaliser- makes the urine less acidic and helps to relieve the painful burning sensation when urinating, a common symptom of UTI.

Taking a Urinary Alkaliser and Natural Antibacterial OTC medication like URICIL helps relieve various UTI symptoms and reduce the occurrence of medically diagnosed cystitis, the most common type of UTI. The patented hydroxyl curcuminoid is a potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substance which kills 99% of uropathogenic bacteria. And Curcuminoids are extracted from natural turmeric.

URICIL is a safe and efficacious over-the-counter medicine with a natural potent antibacterial agent that can be used in therapeutic, prophylactic, and symptomatic relief from UTIs. It is suitable for recurrent UTIs.

Eliminate E. coli from your system with our 2 in 1 Natural Anti-bacterial and Urinary Alkaliser, URICIL. It is a popular over-the-counter treatment for UTIs and can be found in all good pharmacies. You can also shop for URICIL online at www.nepbio.com. Try the medication yourself to believe its effectiveness.

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