What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection in any part of your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.

If you're a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection is high. Some experts rank your lifetime risk of getting one as high as 1 in 2, with many women having repeat infections, sometimes for years. About 1 in 10 men will get a UTI in their lifetime.
Symptoms of UTI:
·       Burning sensation when urinating
·        Cloudy, dark, reddish and strange-smelling urine
·        Constant pressure or pain in the lower abdomen
·        A frequent or intense urge to urinate
·        Feeling unable to empty bladder completely

Here's how to prevent UTIs and how to make it less likely you'll get one in the first place.
·        Drink plenty of water to flush bacteria out of bladder
·        Wipe from front to back as bacteria tend to hang around anus area
·        Cleanse genitals area and urinate immediately before and after intercourse can help flush bacteria out of the urinary tract
·        Drinking cranberry juice can help to promote healthy urinary tract
·        Urinary alkalizer can help to neutralize the acidity of urine and providing an alkaline PH environment which prevents the growth of bacteria
·        Probiotic can help to reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infection
·        Avoid potentially irritating feminine products in the genital area as it can irritate the urethra
·        Change of birth control method such as avoiding diaphragms, unlubricated or spermicide-treated condoms which can all contribute to bacterial growth
·        Avoid holding urine as this will allow bacteria to circulate in the bladder to establish an infection
·        Change tampons and feminine pads often
·        Wear cotton underwear
·        Take showers instead of baths
·        Avoid tight-fitting clothing and pantyhose


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