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Health 26.12.19 

How To Prevent UTIs  

How to Prevent UTIs  

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that can affect the bladder, the kidneys and the tubes connected to them. Anyone can get them, but they’re particularly common in women. Some women experience them regularly (called recurrent UTIs). UTIs can be painful and uncomfortable, but usually pass within a few days and can be easily treated with antibiotics. This article will inform you how to prevent UTIs.

Signs of a UTI

You are likely to be suffering with a UTI if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A burning sensation when urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Urine that appears cloudy
  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or very dark — a sign of blood in the urine
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the centre of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone

How to Prevent UTIs

How to prevent UTIs:

  • Drink plenty of water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine to ensures that you’ll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
  • Drink cranberry juice. Although studies are not conclusive that cranberry juice prevents UTIs, it has been widely reported on soothing the infection.
  • Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.
  • Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.
  • Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as powders and wash products, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.

Chronic UTIs

If you suffer with numerous UTIs throughout the year, you may want to consult a doctor, who may suggest you have a scan in case there is anything causing the numerous amount of UTIs that you are suffering with.

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