A urinary tract infection is the most severe. OK, that’s dramatic. UTIs can be painful conditions that can lead to a burning sensation or dark urine.
It’s not surprising that UTIs can be found in 150 million people every year.
We all know that pep talks like “You are not alone” won’t make it any easier to pee. This whole “Knowledge and Power” thing may help to explain why your body seems so out of control. These are the secrets that increase your chances of getting a UTI.
UTIs: What Causes Them?
You can reduce your chance of getting a UTI, even though it sounds doom-and gloomy.
- Sugar Is an Addictive Substance
UTI-causing Bacteria love sugar and will eat anything sweet. Trusted Source
If you eat lots of added sweeteners and get a spike in your blood sugar, you might have some of that sugar as a urine sample.”
Drinks and foods such as tea, booze, and chocolate can also irritate and worsen an existing UTI.
- You Have Diabetes
Research shows that UTIs in diabetes sufferers are more likely to develop. Scientists speculate that the increased risk is due to a compromised immune response, incomplete bladder emptying, and fluctuations in blood sugar.
- You Must Wipe From Your Back to Your Front
E. can also be transmitted by wiping backward. E.coli, the bacteria that causes most UTIs, is transmitted from the rectal region to your urethra. Moral of the tale: Alwaysclean from front to back. Trusted Source
- The Flu, Cold, or Allergies Are All Symptoms
While it may be tempting to blame seasonal sneezes (or the flu) for making your life more difficult with a UTI or a cold, they are not the cause. The symptoms you are taking to manage could have been caused by something else.
Even though they’re great at keeping your nose clear and dry, antihistamines/decongestants may make it harder.
Treatments for UTIs
UTIs can be quite distressing but aren’t something to worry about as long as you get treatment.
Antibiotics can be used to treat the condition. Natural treatments won’t work. The infection will usually disappear within a few hours. Your doctor can determine if any of the above mentioned symptoms are present.
You should consult an LMA urologist for any UTIs more than once a year. Your doctor may have solutions for your specific health condition.
Foods to Avoid After a UTI
Ugh. This list is disgusting. Caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee are common stimulants that can irritate the bladder. One research found that women who consume two times as much coffee daily have a 64-percent increased risk of developing urgency. Caffeinated sodas also increase the risk of urgency.
It’s not easy to choose between the discomfort of having your bladder irritated and the heartache that comes with eating chocolatey treats. Because chocolate, like the coffee we love, contains caffeine that could irritate already sensitive bladders.
Commonly used as a diuretic, alcohol can generate large volumes of urine quickly. This can harm your bladder. When you feel the UTI coming, reduce the alcohol intake and sign up to be the DD.
It can also burn coming out of the container if it has been burned. Spicy could irritate the bladder. Consider reducing the spicy sauce used at Mexican restaurants and using neutral herbs like rosemary or thyme to replace black pepper, cayenne, and red chili pepper.