7 Important Tips to Avoid a Urinary Tract Infection ...

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According to information presented by the National Institute of Health, all of us women could use a few tips to avoid a urinary tract infection.

According to them, UTIs are the second most common cause of doctor visits across the country.

If you have ever dealt with a UTI you know that this pain is no joke and probably have wondered about ways to avoid another one in the future.

Check out these 7 important tips to avoid a urinary tract infection.

1. H20

Staying properly hydrated is key to avoiding an infection.

Water helps flush your system and keeps harmful bacteria from growing in your urethra.

Increase your water intake by two glasses a day.

Your goal should be 8 glasses of water everyday.

Are you pretty good about drinking water?

Donโ€™t worry, there are plenty more tips to avoid a urinary tract infection.

2. Cranberry

Cranberry is a common remedy for a UTI.

Not only will it help prevent an infection, it has also been known to speed the healing process.

Some women find drinking a small glass of cranberry juice each day is good enough, while others prefer to take cranberry supplements.

Either way is fine.

Have you tried a good cranberry supplement?

3. Donโ€™t Hold It!

Girl, there is no reason to hold your pee in!

If you feel the urge to go, then get to the bathroom quick and take care of business.

Not allowing your body to flush itself allows the harmful bacteria to grow and irritate your urinary tract.

Plus if you've been drinking your water properly, the need to pee is a good thing!

4. Stay Clean

Keep your girly parts clean and always put on a fresh pair of panties each day.

Follow proper wiping techniques, down in the front and up in the back, to avoid getting fecal matter in your urethra.

Also be sure to clean up after intercourse to avoid any bacteria growth.

Water and mild soap is all you need.

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