A urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is at it says, an infection in the urinary system. It reveals itself usually as pain felt by the person while peeing. A UTI is very common, and many people all over the world go through it at least once in their lives - especially women, who are more vulnerable to it, with around ten percent of women all over the world having experienced it at least once in their lives. The very fact that they are women is already a risk factor in getting a UTI, as women have shorter urethras than men, which then makes their bladders more susceptible to bacteria due to the shorter distance it takes said bacteria to travel. Not to worry, however, as there are many ways you can use to prevent getting a UTI.
We understand why you might want to hold in your pee. You’re busy at work, you’re doing something important, or you’re on the commute and you really can’t find a place to relieve yourself. Whatever the reason may be, it is still very dangerous and very unhealthy for you to hold it all in. Not only are you putting an intense amount of pressure on your bladder, but you’re also holding in all of the bacteria stored in there, thus making you more susceptible to UTIs. As much as possible, don’t hold in your pee.
This may be the simplest way of preventing a UTI. Now that you’ve reminded yourself to not hold in your pee all the time, you now have to drink a lot of water. Drinking plenty of water makes you urinate more, which gives your bladder more chances of flushing out the harmful bacteria that have made their home in there. Drinking plenty of water will keep your body hydrated and keep your bladder healthy at the same time. Win-win!
This may sound like a rather foolish prevention method, but keeping proper hygiene is the number one thing you can do to make sure you never have to deal with a urinary tract infection ever. Making sure you wash off your private parts after you pee is going to almost single-handedly prevent urinary tract infections. And, when you’re busy doing the number two, be sure to wipe not from back to front but from front to back, which will make sure to help prevent bacteria that intended to travel from your anal region to your genitalia.
So long as you continue to look after yourself using these three steps to prevent a urinary tract infection, you can say goodbye to ever having another painful pee!