Last updated on August 21st, 2018 at 09:37 pm
When it comes to getting urinary tract infection women have a higher chance of developing it. Statistics have shown that some women have had UTI more than five times in their lifetime.
As per uti.co.nz this infection is not common in men. Most men can live their entire life without having urinary tract infection.
It is also very rare in young men but as age sets in, they become more susceptible to the disease. Men above 50 years old have a higher chance of having urinary tract infection than young men.
In this article, we will look at how you can treat urinary tract infection and ways to prevent it from developing.
What Are signs you have Urinary Tract Infection?
Some people may have this infection without even knowing they do. But the symptom in men, children, and women are not different. Below are some of the symptoms or signs that show you have urinary tract infection.
- Feeling the urge to urinate constantly
- Urine is cloudy, bloody or smells badly
- Feeling burning sensation as you urinate
- Lower back or abdominal pain
Factors that predispose men to Urinary Tract Infection
- Kidney stones
- Bladder catheter insertion
- Enlarged prostate gland
Factors that predispose women to urinary tract infection
- Sexual activity
- Female anatomy
- Use of catheter
- Blockage in the urinary tract
- Urinary tract abnormalities
- Use of certain types of birth control methods.
How to Remedy Urinary Tract Infection
If you constantly experience painful urinary tract infection, you can follow these steps to improve your condition.
Consume enough water
If you are the type of person that doesn’t like to drink too much water, now is the time to change for the betterment of your health. Drinking plenty of water is one of the things you can do to remedy your urinary tract infection.
Drinking plenty of water will help you flush out the bacteria causing this infection according to NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases).
The amount of water you consume should be half your body weight. For instance, if you weigh 100 pounds, then drink 50 oz of water daily.
Get enough Vitamin C
Bacteria cannot thrive in an acidic environment and one sure way of making your urinary tract more acidic is to take in more Vitamin C. Consume foods that contain more vitamin C. You can also use vitamin supplements. It works.
Enhance your digestive health
One very good way to build or enhance your digestive health if you have urinary tract infection is to consume high-fiber carbohydrate diets.
Increase the consumption of these foods and avoid any food that could cause bladder irritation like alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, nicotine and artificial sweeteners.
Make drastic lifestyle changes
These are the things you should stop doing if you want your urinary tract infection to heal faster.
- Stop smoking
- Wear comfortable and loose underwear/clothing always. Bacteria thrive in a warm and moist environment
- Wipe your private area clean from front to back
With the information provided in this article, you can prevent or treat urinary tract infection successfully. Just follow the steps and enjoy good health.