UTI(Urinary Tract Infection)- How to Prevent and Treat at Home.
UTI(Urinary Tract Infection) is an infection that may affect any part of the urinary tract including the Kidney, Ureter, Bladder and the Urethra.
Though Urinary Tract Infection can occur in men, it is more common in women due to their anatomy where their urethra is shorter than in men making it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder causing infections.
-Frequent urge to urinate
-Burning sensation when passing urine
-Urine with strong odour
-Passing small amounts of urine frequently
UTI is caused by bacteria which enters the urinary tract through the urethra and multiply in the bladder causing infection. The risk factors include sexual activities, certain birth control methods, wiping from back to front after a bowel movement and also due to menopause. UTI is also very common in pregnant women.
There are antibiotics for treating Urinary Tract Infection available for prescription, however there are also ways that one can prevent and treat Urinary Tract Infection at home as follows.
How to Prevent and Treat UTI Using Home Remedies
-Drinking a lot of water- Drinking a lot of water helps to flush out bacteria from the urinary tract.
-Wiping from front to back after a bowel movement prevents bacteria from spreading from the anal area to the vigina and urethra.
-Emptying the bladder after intercourse to flash out any bacteria.
-Avoid using diaphragms or spemicide treated condoms as they can cause bacterial infection.
-Avoiding deodorant sprays and powders in the genital area as they can cause infection.
-Drinking Cranberry juice