The sports category has moved to a new website.

5 natural ways to to prevent UTI

Ladies only

A study published on the Sultan Qaboos University Medical journal shows that around 50-60% women develop UTI at least once in their life time.

As such, it is crystal clear that UTIs are very common among women and every woman must therefore be very cautious with their health.

UTIs can be very stubborn especially when they keep on recurring. However, women can practice some precautions to avoid catching these dreaded infections:

ADVERTISEMENT

1. Drink lots of water

We all do not like water but hey, you got to take the recommended eight ounces of water each day. Water does not only dehydrate your body but also makes you visit the bathroom more frequently. Visiting the bathroom frequently helps in removing any bacteria that could be building up around the urinary tract.

2. Wear the right garments

Do justice to your private parts by dressing them correctly. Be sure to avoid too tight garments to avoid moisture accumulation around your genitals. Also, cotton undergarments are recommended as they allow moisture to escape unlike other fabrics that hold back moisture creating a conducive environment for bacteria to breed.

ADVERTISEMENT

3. Wash and pee before and after sex

Peeing before sex ensures that any bacteria that could be present in the bladder is flushed out while peeing and washing after sex ensures that any bacteria introduced during sex is eliminated. On the other hand, washing before sex prevents transferring bacteria to the urethra and the vagina during sex.

4. Don’t hold back urine

Every time you feel that your bladder is full, do not hesitate to visit the bathroom.  This will make sure that any bacteria present in the urinary tract is flushed out as early as possible to avoid infections.

5. Douching

ADVERTISEMENT

In as much as women claim that douching makes them feel cleaner and fresher, it increases the chances of contracting a urinary tract information. This s because the douching products interfere the PH of the vagina exposing it to infections.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

7 things you achieve by covering food while warming it in the microwave

7 things you achieve by covering food while warming it in the microwave

Gachagua jokes about wife's new romantic demands after Ruto set high standards

Gachagua jokes about wife's new romantic demands after Ruto set high standards

Strict rule Beatrice Sakaja has for friends & family about her husband

Strict rule Beatrice Sakaja has for friends & family about her husband

Smart approaches women in Kenya have adopted for better menstrual hygiene

Smart approaches women in Kenya have adopted for better menstrual hygiene

Exploring the cost of mental health care in Kenya

Exploring the cost of mental health care in Kenya

11 essential hacks for persons living alone

11 essential hacks for persons living alone

10 sleep patterns that signal you should see a doctor

10 sleep patterns that signal you should see a doctor

Rising trend: Why people with good hearing are using aids

Rising trend: Why people with good hearing are using aids

3 mental benefits of  keeping pets & why you should have one

3 mental benefits of keeping pets & why you should have one

ADVERTISEMENT