Do you regularly suffer from urinary tract infections?
If you have or suspect you have a urinary tract infection you need to see a doctor. If you are prone to getting them, there are steps you can take to help prevent them.
Firstly drinking plenty of water throughout the day keeps urine diluted so that bacteria have less chance to group together on the walls of the urethra and cause problems. It also stimulates you to urinate more often which helps to flush the walls of the urethra where bacteria may be clinging.
Try to have 8-10 glasses of water per day.
Cranberry And Blueberry Juice
In addition research has suggested that an antioxidant compound found in cranberries and blueberries called epicatechin, may work directly on bacteria. Cranberry compounds also appear to weaken bacteria cells.
Plain Yogurt With Active Cultures
Secondly buy plain natural yogurt that contains live bacterial cultures which help keep up your guts population of good bacteria, which in turn keep bad bacteria in check.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium are best known probiotics (good bacteria) that can help support a healthy immune system. These can be bought at health food stores.
If you do suffer from urinary tract infections there is ways to try and prevent them.
Have a good day.
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