Learn About Sepsis and UTI By Kasia on April 26, 2022 in Community Health Tips Community health tips LEARN ABOUT SEPSIS AND UTI Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common infections that are mostly preventable If ignored or untreated, a UTI can lead to sepsis. Learn more about prevention and early sigs of a UTI at sepsis.org or speak with your Community Health provider WHAT IS A UTI? UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. The tract starts at your kidneys and continues through the ureters, the urinary bladder, and the urethra. UTIs are most commonly caused by bacteria, but they can also be caused by fungus. Learn more about prevention and early signs of a UTI at sepsis.org or speak with your Community Health Provider. COMMON SYMPTONS OF A UTI Common symptoms of a UTI include: Sudden and extreme urges to void (pass urine) Frequent urges to void Burning, irritation, or pain as you void A feeling of not emptying your bladder completely A feeling of pressure in your abdomen or lower back Thick or cloudy urine—it may contain blood Fever Pain in the lower flank, part of the back where your kidneys are located Nausea and vomiting Fatigue Learn more about prevention and early signs of a UTI at sepsis.org. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, speak with your Community Health Provider today. Visit sepsis.orgMore Community Health Tips... Protect Yourself – Learn About Tickborne Diseases Have Safe, Happy Holidays - Know the Myths About Alcohol With These Community Health Tips Covid Vaccine Check Physicals for School Sports Are You at Risk for Prediabetes? Learn About Sepsis and UTI Free Annual Wellness Visits are available to Medicare patients that have been enrolled in Medicare Part B for at least 12 months.