Sunday, July 17, 2011

Urinary Tract Infection

1 in 5 women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime and many others repeatedly, according to the National Kidney Foundation. UTIs are responsible for 10 million doctor visits per year and they are mainly caused by 2 types of bacteria. Women are more susceptible than men, but anyone with diabetes, kidney stones, or an enlarged prostate can be susceptible

To Reduce Your Risk
  • Drink plenty of fluids (2-3 liters water per day_
  • 10 oz of cranberry juice per day (no sugar varieties)
  • urinate when you feel the urge
  • wipe from front to back
  • cleanse the genital area every day especially before and after sex
  • D-Mannose, a non-digestible sugar which enters the bladder and attracts bacteria clinging to the bladder walls.  They are urinated out thereby eliminating the need for anti-biotics.

1 comment:

armouris said...

more info on urinary tract infection here - Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)