How To Treat and Prevent Urinary Tract Infections


Approximately a third of all women will have multiple urinary tracts throughout their life.

They can be extremely uncomfortable and last a few days which is why it is important you know how to treat them.

1. treating a urinary tract infection

When you first realise you have a urinary tract infection there are a few easy things you can do to help your body get on top of it as fast as possible.

Drink Plenty of WaterEat Leafy Greens

Avoid Caffeinated, Carbonated and Acidic BeveragesAvoid AlchoholAvoid Spicy FoodsAvoid Artifical Sweeteners

Get hold of some D-Mannose.

D-Mannose is a naturally occurring sugar, commonly found in cranberries, not to be confused with cranberry extract.

It has been shown to help prevent and reduce the severity of urinary tract infections by inhibiting bacteria's ability to latch onto the urethra or bladder.

Taking D-mannose is like taking the active ingredient in cranberries without the added sugar.

Exhaust all natural options first before resulting to antibiotics.

Try your best to support your own body to fight off the urinary tract infection before taking antibiotics as the side effects of antibiotics can last for months and you can develop a resistance, making them less effective in the future.

If your UTI has gone on for a few days and becomes serious, there is definitely a need for antibiotics to prevent it from damaging the kidneys.

For a full treatment plan

2. what causes a urinary tract infection

UTI's can be caused by a host of different things but simply put, bacteria has made its way into your urinary tract and has started to grow.

Females are far more likely to get a urinary tract infection as they have much shorter urethras

Most commonly occurring after sex or from incorrect wiping, however, those going through menopause or using diaphragms are also at a higher risk.

3. how to prevent a urinary tract infection

If you suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections there are a few things you can start to do in order to prevent them.

Wipe front to back

Empty your bladder as soon as you feel the urge, don't hold it in.Empty your bladder after sex.

Drink plenty of water

Shower instead of bath

Keep your genital area clean

Reduce alcohol and caffeine

D-mannose supplement

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