Prevent Having Urinary Track Infection or Uti
Edited by Maria Sharon Ubando, Lynn, mahalia jovita b. bugasto, Eng
UTI, or urinary tract infection, is an infection that hits the bladder and can lead to a more serious disorder, like kidney trouble, when left untreated. Women are more prone to urinary tract infection than men. This is due to the shorter size of the urethra for females making it easier for germs to get through it. If you are expecting a baby, you should even be more careful. Prevent yourself or anyone from your family from Urinary Tract Infection with these helpful and healthy tips.
General Prevention of U.T.I. or Urinary Tract Infection
- 1Drink as much water as you can every day. This will help you urinate more often, thus flushing away bacteria and germs out of the urinary tract.Advertisement
- 2When you feel the urge, urinate. Do not hold it for too long.Advertisement
How to Prevent U.T.I. Among Women
- 1After sexual intercourse, urinate immediately. This is deemed as the best way to prevent U.T.I. among women because this prevents germs or bacteria from entering the urethra.Advertisement
- 2During your menstrual period, change your napkin often.
- 3In some cases, the use of spermicide-coated condoms and diaphragms cause U.T.I., so use these as little as possible.
- 4When using the toilet, wipe properly. You should wipe from the front to the back so as to prevent the bacteria from spreading from the anus to the urinary tract.
- 5If you use feminine hygiene washes or products which have deodorant in them, you should stop using them. The chemicals used tend to alter the balance of organisms in the vaginal area, thus leaving it more prone to infection.
- 6If U.T.I. recurs more often after menopause, one should ask her doctor about vaginal estrogen.
How to Prevent U.T.I. Among Men
- 1Keeping good hygiene is the best way for men to prevent U.T.I.. Keep the penis clean at all times, especially when you haven't been circumcised yet. Bacteria can easily get trapped in the foreskin, thus making one more prone to bacteria.
How to Prevent U.T.I. Among Children
- 1Observe whether the antibiotics your kids use in the treatment of some respiratory infections could be the reason for an infection.
- 2Avoid constipation. U.T.I. has been related to constipation based on recent researches. So hydrate your kids as much as possible. Let them drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.
- 3Teach the kids about proper hygiene, like teaching girls the proper way of wiping after toilet use.
- 4Change baby diapers as often as possible to prevent fecal and urine buildup.
- 5Train the kids in urinating and advise them to do it when they feel the urge, rather than waiting. When the bladder is full of urine, it makes a good place for bacteria to grow.
- 6Keeping good hygiene is always the best way to prevent urinary tract infection.