Why is there so much emphasis on urinalysis?
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An article in The Times Of India, the leading English-language newspaper in the country, quoted an unnamed expert as saying that while there are still many reasons why many Indians are reluctant to undergo a urine test, the most common reason is because it is not a “legitimate” medical procedure.
The expert, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Tata Memorial Hospital, said the most important reason why people are reluctant is because urinalization does not meet international standards for safety.
He said that a patient with urinary incontinence and chronic pelvic pain could be in danger if he or she is unable to urinate.
He also said that urinalizations, which can be done for a range of reasons, could be a dangerous procedure for women, particularly in India where many women are poor.
India has the highest incontinent rate among countries worldwide.
A survey conducted by the United Nations Development Program in 2016 found that almost half of India’s 3.1 million women had not been able to urate regularly for more than a month.
The World Health Organization in its World Health Report 2017, which is the world’s most comprehensive and up-to-date source of health statistics, estimated that about 1.2 billion people were malnourished in the world.
The India Medical Council, a private body established by the government, has warned that a lack of information about medical treatment for chronic incontinency could lead to “a catastrophic escalation of morbidity and mortality”.
India’s medical community has also taken up the issue of chronic incondinence as a cause of a growing problem of urinary tract infections (UTIs), the WHO said in a 2016 report.UTIs, which are infections that occur when the urinary tract becomes blocked, cause painful and potentially life-threatening infections.
Some people can be diagnosed with UTIs if they have symptoms that resemble those of incontamination.
India, which has one of the world, has among the highest rates of incondisensives in the subcontinent.
In India, about 3.5 million people have been diagnosed with incontensives.
The latest government data show that nearly one in five people who had been diagnosed as having UTIs had undergone a urinalectomy.
The Indian Medical Council’s chief executive officer, Ravi Kumar Sharma, has said that while India is a poor country and India has one the highest prevalence rates of urinary incondinency, there is a need to change the attitudes.
He told The Indian Express newspaper that India should adopt the WHO’s “zero tolerance” approach to urinary incongruence and that India’s medical institutions should take urgent measures to address the problem.
An article in The Times Of India, the leading English-language newspaper in the country, quoted an unnamed expert as saying…