What to do about UTI

What to do about UTI

Many afflictions ail the common woman. One such common affliction is the Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. Because of the private place of the affliction many women avoid speaking about it or treating it. Ignoring UTI could be very dangerous as it could lead to cystitis or even kidney failure!

UTI is mainly caused by bacteria Esherichia Coli or E.Coli for short. It mainly spreads from the anus to the urethra, as there is very little space between the two. Of course, UTI could be transmitted during sexual intercourse too, from the vagina to the urethra. If that’s the case, then both the male and the female need to be treated.

Identifying a UTI is easy. When you frequently want to urinate, when the urine smell is foul, when urination brings with it a burning sensation or when the urine is differently coloured (red, brown or cloudy) then, its time to be ‘red’ alert. Once you have identified the infection, a course of antibiotics is a must however embarrassing it may be. Pregnant women, women past menopause and women using diaphragms, tampons or douches are more prone to a urinary tract infection.

For those who are fortunate enough to have avoided Urinary Tract Infection a few precautions will definitely prevent a possibility.
· Drinking fluids especially water and lots of it helps to flush out any infected bacteria and toxins too.
· Keeping the private parts clean and dry.
· Never controlling the desire to urinate.
· Avoid using public toilets.
· Wearing comfortable cotton underwear to help the area breathe better and freely.

Remember, UTI is as common as any other infection. One out of every five women suffers from it. Just take enough basic precautions and save yourself the trouble. Better to be safe than sorry!