7 Useful Tips on Treating and Preventing a UTI ...

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Having a urinary tract infection is the absolute pits, so I thought I’d share some tips on treating and preventing a UTI.

If you’ve ever had a UTI, I’m sure you’ll do whatever you can to prevent getting one again, so it’s important to be informed on how you can prevent a UTI from happening in the first place.

For those times where you get a UTI and want some help relieving symptoms, I’ve got some helpful tips on treating a UTI at home, also.

Keep reading below for some helpful tips on treating and preventing a UTI!

1. Cut Carbs and Caffeine

Your diet is a huge part of preventing a UTI so there are definitely foods that you want to avoid.

Foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugar can cause spikes in your blood sugar and helps yeast to thrive in your body.

Caffeinated drinks are also a no-no because they’re known to cause spikes in your blood sugar.

Try to eat fresh, unprocessed foods as much as possible.

They’re better for your health and won’t cause unwanted side effects!

2. Drink up

I think we’ve all heard the home remedy of drinking cranberry juice treat a UTI or to help relieve pain related to a UTI.

Although it might sound like an old wives' tale, pure cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail) actually does work to decrease symptoms of a UTI within 8 hours of drinking it!

Another important tip to help prevent a UTI is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Being dehydrated can stress out some of our organs, which can lower our immunity.

Also, drinking water helps dilute urine to help flush out bacteria snf prevent a UTI from forming.

3. Front to Back

I know this next tip might sound a little personal, and it is, but it’s a sure way to prevent bacteria from spreading.

Whenever you urinate or have a bowel movement, also wipe from the front to the back.

Doing so will prevent bacteria from the anal area from spreading to the vaginal area.

It might sound crazy but wiping the wrong way from the back to the front is actually one of the common causes of a UTI!

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