Ladies, here's how to know you are getting UTI + how to prevent it

This smiling face doesn't show any signs of UTI.

In my recent Annual Physical Exams, I always get medical findings that I have UTI. To be honest, it does not give noticeable signs but here is how you will know that you have UTI and how do you prevent it.

What Happens if a UTI Goes Untreated

There are people who have UTI or Urinary Tract Infection but they are not even aware that they have it. Women are more prone to getting this condition as compared to men and there are some women who experience it more often than others. Women who are aware that they are prone to getting it usually follow methods for natural UTI prevention so they will lessen the chances of having this condition.

Urinary Tract Infection occurs when germs start to cause problems in the urinary tract. The kidneys, the bladders and the tubes that connect them together are all affected by the germs. People who have this condition experience pain and difficulty in releasing urine. Take note that urinary tract infection usually target the bladder more but once it reaches the kidneys, this condition suddenly becomes more serious.

You will know if the UTI has already spread to your kidneys when you start experiencing the following symptoms:
  • You are experiencing pain on one or both sides of your lower back.
  • You have a fever.
  • You are suffering from chills.
  • You have started to feel nauseous.
  • Some say that they feel the need to vomit even if they have not eaten anything.

What happens when the UTI goes untreated is that the UTI will spread going to the kidney. When this happens, the kidney will not work as well as before. The kidney is not able to rejuvenate itself like the liver. 

Take note that UTI is usually more common among women who are sexually active but there are still other factors that may put women more at risk. Some of these factors are the following:

  • Not drinking enough water or other fluids.
  • Bathing often especially when the water is not that clean.
  • Trying to prevent oneself from urinating often.
  • Experiencing kidney stones.

Even if it has been mentioned time and time again that women are more susceptible to this type of diseases as compared to men, it does not mean that men are spared. Men who have UTI may be experiencing other conditions that should be addressed soon such as an enlarged prostate or other kidney issues.

Some doctors would recommend the use of d mannose. There is a need for the body to build up its bacterial defense in order to prevent conditions like UTI and other bacteria-related diseases from happening.

Simple ways on how to prevent:

  • Make sure you drink lots of water daily.
  • Avoid irritating feminine products.
  • Clean your genital area from front to back
  • If you are using birth control, make sure you check all contraceptives and ensure that they are clean to prevent bacterial growth.
  • Try out Uqora!

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