How to recognize and treat UTI’s

Have you ever felt pain or a burning sensation when you are peeing and wondered what it was?

If you have you probably have UTI.

UTI stands for Urinary tract infections and it is extremely common.

Studies show that UTI’s affects 1 in every 2 women at least once in their lifetime.

Urinary tract Infections occurs when the urethra, which is the tube, that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body becomes infected with bacteria.

UTI is characterized by dysuria, which is pain or a burning sensation when urinating, dark colored urine, pain in the lower abdomen and more frequent urination.

UTI’s are usually mild and heals without any treatment but if it lasts for more than five days then consult your Doctor.

Antibiotics can be used to treat UTI’s and are recommended for people who tend to have reoccurring Urinary tract infections.

UTI’s are more common in women but it can also occur in men and children.

If you are pregnant, have diabetes or have a compromised immune system contacting UTI can lead to complications.

You can prevent contacting UTI’s by doing the following:

  1. Peeing after sex.
  2. Wipe from front to back after going to the toilet.
  3. Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables to avoid constipation.
  4. Drink lots of fluid.
  5. Wear cotton underwear to increase moisture absorption.
  6. Drinking cranberry juice as it has been linked to a reduced risk of contacting urinary tract infection.

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