Prevention vs Treatment – What You Might Not Know About UTIs

Whether you’re a man or a woman, a UTI can take your life by storm. And not in a good way.

Nobody is safe from the shackles of a full blown urinary tract infection. 

Even if you’ve never dealt with a UTI before, you still shouldn’t treat this condition lightly.

Of course, you might say that even if you’d get one, taking a few antibiotics will fix it.

But the fact of the matter is – you’re just patching up the damage.

Bacteria is becoming more and more resilient to antibiotics.

Therefore, the more you use it, the more you give it the opportunity to adapt.

And that’s where the real danger lies.

Not to mention that a “simple” UTI can (if not treated) lead to :

  • Fever
  • Kidney failure
  • Sepsis

So, what can you do?

Listen To Your Body

My advice to you is to be careful about the messages your body is sending you.

By listening carefully to them, you can naturally prevent the full blown casualties of an UTI.

The first telltale signs of a urinary tract infection:

  • Using the restroom more frequently than usual (without urinating too much)
  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Nausea and loss of appetite (sometimes)

Keeping a close eye on these symptoms can relieve you from a lot of stress and severe setbacks.

I also advise you to go to the doctor immediately if you have fever associated with the initial signs of an UTI.

Prolonging the state will only cause you more harm than relief.

What can you do to prevent an UTI?

1. Keep yourself hydrated.

You’ll read this a lot. But unfortunately, the majority of people are dehydrated.

This, in turn, leads to a lot of other conditions and illnesses. Not to mention headaches, problems concentrating, etc.

But most of all, drinking a sufficient amount of water daily keeps your bladder bacteria-free. Because you help your body flush away the accumulated toxins.

Furthermore, when this type of infection strikes it is better to drink more water than usual.

Also, contrary to what you might think, it eases the pain while urinating

Usually people stop drinking water because they fear the excruciating pain. But that just puts more pressure on your urethra, making the matters worse.

You can also drink unsweetened cranberry tea with lemon, this will make your urine more acid and kill the harmful bacteria.

Extra tip: Avoid intake of caffeine or alcohol during the treatment as this irritates the bladder.

2. Don’t postpone going to the bathroom.

 Respect your body’s needs and you will benefit from it tenfold.

The longer you abstain yourself from urinating, the more your condition will aggravate.

Plus, if you’re not urinating, you’re practically inviting bacteria to form a breeding ground inside your bladder.

And the only way to get rid of them is by flushing them out.

3. Practice proper self-cleaning tips. 

  1. Always wipe from front to back.
  2. Take a shower after intercourse to get out any microbes that may have come into contact with your urethra.
  3. Don’t use intimate cleansers or shower oils, since these are irritating to your sensitive private parts.

Taking into account all of the tips above and practicing them religiously every single day will keep you away from the devastating effects of UTIs.

As always, prevention is the key element in maintaining your overall health.

Furthermore, this will ensure you never have to worry about UTIs ever again.

Do you have any other tips for keeping urinary tract infections away?

Your health is in your hands, take good care of it.

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