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lower urinary tract infections.

Tips & Suggestions

Tips to reduce the incidence of bladder infections

  • Drink plenty of water to flush out bacteria.
  • Don't hold your urine - urinate when you feel like you need to.
  • Wipe from front to back after bowel movements.
  • Wear white cotton underwear.
  • Avoid sitting in a wet bathing suit.
  • Avoid any fragrance-containing toilet paper, sanitary pads, tampons, and bubble baths. These chemicals can aggravate the infection.
  • Urinate after sexual intercourse to help wash away bacteria.
  • If you get urinary tract infections often, you may want to avoid using a diaphragm as a birth control method. Ask your doctor about other birth control choices.
  • Include celery, parsley, and watermelon in your diet – they act as natural diuretics.
  • Avoid citrus fruits - they produce alkaline urine which encourages bacterial growth.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, soda, chocolate, and refined sugars.
  • Follow a brief detox program.
  • Include a probiotic into your daily supplement routine.

The following conditions will increase your risk of getting a UTI:

  • If you have had one bladder infection, there is an increased chance that you may get a second bladder infection.
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Use of certain contraception methods, such as the diaphragm
  • Systemic disorders such as diabetes
  • Structural abnormalities that restrict the flow of urine, e.g. narrowing of the urethra
  • Menopause
  • Retaining urine in the bladder for long periods
  • Antibiotic use
  • Women get UTIs more frequently than men