One in five women gets a UTI at least once in her life. Urinary tract infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body’s defences in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them.
- Strong and frequent urge to urinate
- Cloudy, bloody, or strong-smelling urine
- Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pains, etc
- Drink plenty of water and urinate frequently. As the best way to get the infection out of your system is by drinking liquids to flush it out.
- Cranberry juice is one of the more popular, go-to drinks when you have a UTI. While cranberry juice won’t magically cure your infection (sigh, if only), it is thought that it can help prevent the bacteria from spreading.
- Beat the bad bacteria with good bacteria! Probiotics will help fight off the infection by getting rid of the bad bacteria and replacing it with your body’s natural, healthy bacteria.Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics, so it’s essential to eat it when dealing with a UTI.
- Garlic contains compounds that can kill bacteria, including those that cause a UTI. Hence include garlic while preparing meals.
- Can include coconut water, buttermilk, barley water in your diet.
- Urinate shortly after sex.
- Wear loose cotton underwear.
- Wipe from front to back when you go to the toilet.
- When you’re suffering from a urinary disease, stay away from sausages, processed meats, and all things spicy, including curry, cumin, or chilli seasoning.
- Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
- Avoid wearing tight jeans or trousers.
- Avoid wearing tight, synthetic underwear, such as nylon.
- Avoid having acidic food in diet like citrus drinks, etc.
- Do not eat artificial sweetener.
- Do not drink Caffeine.
- Do not drink alcohol. Alcoholic drinks can irritate the bladder and worsen the infection.