What you need to know about UTI and how you will prevent it

UTI or Urinary Tract Infection is a urine that contains salts and waste products that is filtered by our urine. Most of the time we didn’t know that we have, but we can prevent this with the following informations below:

What are the symptoms of UTI?

Most of the time symptoms of UTI is pain in the lower abdomen, slight fever, urinating frequently,  pain in urinating and change in your urine (it may be cloudy or very yellow in color). I remember the very first time I encounter UTI, it was really painful, imagine painful than menstruation cramps.

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Who are at risk of UTI?

There are a lot of people who are at risk of having UTI like:

  • Family History, people who have UTI in the family.
  • Diabetes, people with diabetes are also very probe to UTI
  • Pregnant women, pregnant women are also very prone to having UTI because of the increase in glucose in the urine.
  • People who are active to sex, yep! you read it right, people who are active to sex my experience UTI and it’s  called the “honeymooner disease”
  • Prostate problems to me, men who have prostate problems may experience UTI specially those who have enlarged prostate.

Did you know that E.Coli is the most common bacteria caused by UTI? It is spread to the urethra from the anus. So women should wipe their intimate area from the vagina to the anus not vice versa to prevent having UTI.

How do we treat UTI?

I remember when I have UTI they have given me Dolcet for my fever and pain and Ciproploxacin (I don’t know if it’s the right spelling). The doctor also advise to drink a lot of water and also to drink fresh coco water. The treatment most of the time depends on the doctors prognosis of the severity of your UTI.
How to prevent UTI?

  • Avoid very tight pants
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Urinate before and after sex
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Avoid fatty and salty food
  • Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom (this is for women)
  • Use a UTI Test kit from Blue Cross

Now that you know more information about UTI have your urine tested now, and I know what you are thinking that you don’t have time for it, thank God for Blue Cross UTI Kit where you can test at home as easy as abc!

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