Infected Bladder Risk Factors
Risk factors for bladder infection include:
Infected Bladder Elderly
Elderly men have increased risk of bladder infection because they commonly have benign prostatic hypertrophy. The enlarged prostate places pressure on the urethra, which reduces urine flow and increases the risk of infection.
Elderly women have an increased risk of bladder infection because the muscles in the lower abdomen weaken. This increases the risk that bacteria enter the urethra and spread to the bladder.
Infected Bladder Men
Risk factors for bladder infection in men include:
Infected Bladder Women
Risk factors for bladder infection in women include:
- Sexual intercourse
- Failure to urinate after intercourse
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