Harvard Health Letter

Silent urinary infections, serious consequences

Why it's vital to know the causes and symptoms of urinary tract infections and how to treat and prevent them.

Unrecognized and untreated urinary tract infections (UTIs) can quickly turn into more serious conditions. Among young and middle-aged adults, UTIs are more likely to strike women than men. But UTIs also occur often in older men. In both older men and women, the symptoms of a UTI may not be so obvious as they are in young women.

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