Around 50% of the women suffer from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) at some point in their lives. With each subsequent infection the risk of a spasmodic infection shoots up, there is the possibility of a potential kidney infection too.
Extra care should be taken to prevent urinary infection during monsoon. Symptoms of UTI include an urgent and frequent need to urinate, a burning sensation while urinating, pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen area, fever, fatigue and nausea. Urinary tract infection can sometimes be life-threatening.
Here are a few ways to prevent the painful infection.
Drink a lot of water.
It’s true that you may not feel thirsty during monsoon but make sure to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Water flushes out the toxins in the urinary tract. Meantime other drinks like caffeine or alcohol tends to irritate the bladder , so best to avoid them.
Don’t hold back urine.
Attend nature’s call on time. People often tend to hold on to urine, this can aid bacteria present to develop and cause a urinary tract infection. This can also damage your brain.
Wipe after urinating.
Always remember to wipe yourself after urinating. And also make sure that you wipe from front to back and never the reverse, this will help in preventing the bacteria from spreading.
Practice hygiene in sexual activities.
The tract ends just at the vagina and thus it is important to take precautions and maintain hygiene before having any kind of sexual activity.
In case you experience any of these symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.