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4 common ways to prevent recurrent UTI in daily life

Date:2015-06-27 click:
As we all know, UTI is an infection caused by pathogenic organisms in any of the structures that comprise the urinary tract. It is a very common disease that can recur easily. Risk factors include female anatomy, sexual intercourse and family history. Actually, recurrent UTI can be prevented. 
 
Commonly, UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope—including fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Bacteria are the most common cause of UTI. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are rapidly removed by the body before they cause symptoms. 
 
So, how to prevent recurrent UTI? According to some experts, changing some daily habits may help a person prevent recurrent UTI.
 
Urination Habits
A person should urinate often when the urge arises. Bacteria can grow when urine stays in the bladder too long. Women and men should urinate shortly after sex to flush away bacteria that might have entered the urethra during sex. What’s more, after using the toilet, women should wipe from back to front. This step is most important after a bowel movement to keep bacteria from getting into the urethra.
 
Diet Habits
Drinking lots of fluid can help flush bacteria from the system. Water is best. Most people should try for six to eight, 8-ounce glasses a day. A person who has kidney failure should not drink this much fluid. A health care provider should be consulted to learn how much fluid is healthy.
 
Clothing Habit
Cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes should be worn, so air can keep the area around the urethra dry. Tight-fitting jeans and nylon underwear should be avoided because they can trap moisture and help bacteria grow.
 
Birth Control
For women, using a diaphragm for birth control can lead to UTI by increasing bacteria growth. A woman who has trouble with UTI should try switching to a new form of birth control. Nonlubricated condoms or spermicidal condoms increase irritation, which may help bacteria grow. Switching to lubricated condoms without spermicide may help prevent UTI.
 
As we mentioned above, the medicine treatment also plays a significant role in treating UTI. Herbal medicine for interstitial cystitis is a good choice. Diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill is a good herbal medicine for this condition. Made by herbs or insects in the nature, it seldom causes any side effect. What’s more, it can not only clear obstruction of heat but also eliminate inflammation. 

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