Unfortunately, due to the design of the female genital tract, women are more likely to get urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men. And for some women it's a constant battle—especially after menopause or if they have a pre-existing condition like diabetes. This can really affect quality of life, as symptoms of a UTI can include burning pain every time you go to the bathroom, aching in your lower abdomen, feeling like you have to urinate frequently even though you just went to the bathroom, having to urinate several times during the night, lower-back aches, and feelings of nausea, fatigue, dizziness, or headaches.
If you get frequent UTIs, know that you are not alone. And even more important, know that there is something you can do about it, as there are many ways to prevent future infections.