I came across a reading journal about Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and I think it is good to share with my readers.
Basically it is mainly due to the accumulation of bacteria in the urethra. Out of the millions of cases of UTI in the world every year, more than half of them are experienced by women.
The shorter length of women’s urethras – a mere one and a half inch compared to the 8 inches urethra in men is the main reason for this. Unlike in men, bacteria have a shorter distance to travel in women and thus, women are more prone to developing urinary tract infection.
There are several ways to prevent Urinary Tract Infection in women.
- Drink plenty of water – about 8 to 10 glasses a day. Water helps regulate urination, flushing out bacteria.
- Do not hold it in if you need to urinate. Holding it in will only delay the flushing out of bacteria and as a result, they flourish and irritate your urinary tract.
- Avoid using feminine hygiene products that contain too much chemicals. These products include wipes, deodorants, feminine washes, powders and soaps. Some of these products contain too much perfume which can irritate your urethra.
- When wiping, always remember to wipe from front to back. Wiping the other way around will bring in bacteria from the anus to your vagina – causing infection.
- Drink cranberry juice. Cranberry juice has become a very popular preventive and even natural remedy for urinary tract infection. Cranberry juice is said to contain proanthocyanidins which helps flush out bacteria from your urethra and urinary bladder.
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