Urinary tract infection (or UTI) is the second most common infection people receive each year after respiratory infection. The statistical figures in the U.S. are somewhere between 8-10 million Americans, most of which are women. In fact, further statistics show that a urinary tract infection will actually affect half of all women at some point during their lifetime and results in more than 8 million visits to the doctor each year. If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection before, you will definitely know the symptoms. It starts out with a frequent need to visit the toilet. The worst part is of course the terrible burning sensation you get in your bladder or urethra.