How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Do you ever suffer from a burning pain when going to the bathroom, the need to pee all the time, nausea, dizziness, lower back pain, and vomiting? These are all symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection. Statistics show that more than 50% of women experience at UTI at one point in time.
Follow these steps to avoid UTIs in the future:
Urinate frequently. During urination, you rid your body of bacteria present in your urinary tract. Try to empty your bladder roughly every two to three hours to eliminate the change of an infection beginning. The longer you keep it in, the bigger the chances are for the bacteria to multiply.
Drink enough water. Drinking enough fluids will ensure that you go to the bathroom more often. Fluids help things move along the urinary tract, but it also dilutes your urine so that bacteria cannot grow. It’s recommended to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day.
Urinate directly after sex. During vaginal intercourse, bacteria is introduced to the bladder via the genital area and anus. Flush your system and prevent bacteria from multiplying by going to the bathroom straight after sexual intercourse.
Wipe from the front to the back. As mentioned before, bacteria finds its way to your urethra via your vagina or rectum, so wiping back from back to front is a big culprit of UTIs.