Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Top 4 Reasons You Have Reoccurring UTIs

If you have to deal with UTIs frequently, first understand that you’re not alone – not by a long shot. Around 20 percent of women have recurrent UTIs. Knowing why you keep getting UTIs helps you prevent them, especially since the cause tends to be the same every time.

1. Sex
During sex, bacteria from other parts of your body easily reach your urinal tract, where they really don’t behave themselves. Using a diaphragm increases your risk of UTIs –so does having sex without showering first – because it increases the amount of bacteria present.

What can you do?

•    Shower before sex.
•    Urinate immediately after sex.
•    Avoid using diaphragms for birth control.

2. Bacterial Imbalance
Your vaginal area depends on a delicate balance to stay happy and healthy. Different kinds of positive bacteria working together protect you from infections and keep your pH on the acidic side, which also prevents yeast infections. So where’s the problem? If you frequently use antibiotics or spermicides, they eliminate your good bacteria and throw everything out of whack.

What Can You Do?

•    Look for a natural way to prevent UTI – immune-boosting superfoods like d mannose.
•    Just say no to vaginal douches.
•    Avoid spermicides.
•    Only use intimate hygiene products that protect your pH.

3. Dehydration
The urinary system is the body’s natural way of getting rid of harmful bacteria, toxins and other waste products. But to work at optimum level, it needs tons of water. Drinking lots of water and urinating frequently washes harmful bacteria from your urinary tract.

What Can You Do?

You’ve heard it before: drink at least eight glasses of water a day. The thing is, when you’re active or exercising, you need even more. Also, when you need to go, go! Not only does holding in it hurt, it also gives bacteria a chance to thrive.

4. Kidney Stones
Anyone – both women and men – with a tendency to get kidney stones also risks UTIs. Constant inflammation makes it hard to get rid of harmful bacteria, and if stones block your urinary tract, they reproduce.

What Can You Do?

Staying hydrated and urinating frequently also helps you deal with kidney stones. Because there are different types and causes of kidney stones, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor for other suggestions.

Tips for Dealing With Recurrent UTIs
Don’t resign yourself to living with frequent UTIs. There are definite steps you can take to win:

•    Focus on prevention: Instead of waiting for UTIs to appear – and taking tons of antibiotics constantly – go on the offensive by strengthening your defenses with UTI prevention medicine.
•    Treat your vaginal area right:Your vagina deserves to be pampered with breathable cotton and comfy clothing.

For additional tips, check out other helpful blog articles or contact us.

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