6 Ways to Prevent Getting a UTI

Urine Trouble!!!! If you’ve ever had a UTI (urinary tract infection) then you will never forget the miserable symptoms that accompany it. Burning each time you urinate, sensation to have to go tinkle but nothing comes out, and sometimes even bloody urine.

About 40% of women will experience a UTI at least once in their life. So how can you prevent this miserable infection from even making it’s way to your bladder? Here are some proven ways

1. Urinating after sex

The number one cause of a UTI is frequent intercourse. The more sex you have, the likelier it is you might get a UTI. That’s because bacteria from the vagina and from the area between the vagina and your butt may move to the urethra every time you do the deed. We repeat: every time.

Urinating immediately after intercourse helps the body pee out the bacteria making you less likely to contract a UTI.

ADDED BONUS: If you wash up with soap and water before sex you’re even less likely to get a UTI

2. Drinking tons of water

The more water you drink the more likely you are to go urinate allowing your bladder to flush itself out. Try hydrating with 8-10 glasses of water per day for optimal hydration.

3. Wiping properly

Always wipe front to back. Always. Wiping the wrong way can bring bacteria—specifically, E. coli, the bacteria that lives in the stool that happens to be the culprit behind most UTIs—into the urethra.

4. When you gotta go just go!

Holding in your urine allows bacteria to grow and fester in the urine the longer you hold it in. So when you have to go just go!

5.Avoid irritating feminine products

Skip douches, deodorant sprays, scented powders, and other potentially irritating feminine products. These products change the pH balance of the vagina and allow bacteria to grow causing a UTI.

6. Avoid certain type son birth control.

Diaphragms and spermicidal agents are known to increase your chances of contracting a UTI because they can contribute to bacterial growth.. Luckily we live in a society that has a wide variety of birth control options that do not put you at risk for a UTI.

I hope you find these tips helpful and you can finally say goodbye to your UTIs forever!!! If you have any questions or just wanna say hi comment below!

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