If you have ever experienced a urinary tract infection, then you probably know the agony of that terrible burning feeling and relentless need to pee—and you will do anything to avoid getting another.
Yes UTI is terrible.
One in every five women experiences a UTI at some point in her life. Men can get them too, but women are much more likely to contract one because women have a shorter urethra, which makes it all too easy for UTI-causing bacteria to pass through it and invade the bladder.
What is UTI?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of our urinary system — kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.
Our urinary tract system is designed to keep bacteria out. This is done by preventing urine from flowing back up into the kidneys from the bladder however, these defenses can sometimes fail and when that happens, bacteria can grow and multiply and cause infections. The good news is that while urinary tract infections stay confined to the bladder and urethra, they are easily treatable and not serious or life-threatening.
What causes UTI:
- UTI is usually caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
- Sexual intercourse may lead to this kind of infection, but you don’t have to be sexually active to develop it. All women are at risk because of their anatomy — specifically, the short distance from the urethra to the anus and the urethral opening to the bladder.
- Eating too much sweet stuff. If you eat tons of added sugars and get a real surge in your blood sugar, you may end up with some of that sugar in your urine, And the bacteria that cause UTIs feeds on sugar. Diabetics are more likely to suffer from UTIs
- If you wipe the wrong way which means back to the front. Wiping this way can bring the bacteria coli, that lives in the bowel., urethra towards the vagina causing UTI
- You are likely to get a UTI if you hold the urine for too long. This does more harm than good. If the urine sits in the bladder for too long, it invites bacteria.
- Not drinking enough water
- Using dirty unhygienic toilet seats
Few useful tips for Preventing a UTI
Some lifestyle habits can save you from the discomfort of catching a UTI
- Maintaining proper hygiene. Pat dry your vagina with a tissue paper everytime you use a toilet
- Always wipe your vagina from front to back
- Use washroom as soon as you feel like passing urine. Do not hold it for too long.
- Drink plenty of water daily, keep yourself hydrated
- Keep your toilet seats clean and bacteria free with the help of toilet seat disinfectants and other toilet hygiene products.
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