Have you ever felt a burning sensation when you urinate and have the need to urinate more often than usual? If so, it’s possible that you had a urinary tract infection (UTI). Contrary to popular belief, both men and women can develop a UTI. This irritating infection occurs in the two tubes that connect the bladder and kidneys. If the infection is not taken care of properly, it can lead to a kidney infection which is much more painful and serious.
If you have a UTI, we can treat your infection! After taking oral antibiotics and giving your body several days to fight the infection, you’ll feel much better. But, to prevent further infections, consider the following tips:
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated is essential to your health. When your body receives the water it needs you will feel more energized. It also helps you lose weight, contribute to healthier skin, prevent constipation, and fight the onset of urinary tract infections. When you give your body the water it needs, toxins and bacteria are flushed out and unable to produce UTI’s.
Be Intentional About Good Hygiene
To help prevent a UTI from forming, be mindful about maintaining good hygiene. Instead of taking baths, opt for a shower instead. During the summer, change out of wet swimwear when you’re finished at the pool. When you keep your genital area dry, bacteria won’t have the opportunity to spread and cause a UTI.
Avoid Frustrating Hygiene Products
Your body has good bacteria in it that fights off bad bacteria. When you use products such as douches, sprays, or powders, it can actually contribute to the growth of bacteria. Even worse, it can hinder the good bacteria from doing its job; thus, a UTI forms.