Urologists claim that cranberries contain an active ingredient that helps prevent the build-up of bacteria in the bladder wall and urinary tract. Although more research is still needed to justify the claims about cranberry juice, there is some evidence that it is effective.
Probiotics products contain “good bacteria” or live microorganisms that help maintain the overall health of your gut. In a study, it is found that probiotics (Lactobacillus) can be a good alternative than taking antibiotics. It is also found that probiotics taken orally, as well as those administered vaginally, are shown to be safe and effective for adult women in preventing recurrent UTIs.
How To Prevent UTI naturally through Healthy Habits
Relieve yourself when necessary
Urine is a liquid waste produced by the kidneys when filtering toxins, and other unwanted substances in the blood. Your urine is stored in the bladder, which prevents frequent and uncontrollable urination.
When you frequently fail to empty your bladder, when you need to go, then you might develop UTI. Leaving your urine stagnant in the bladder can cause bacteria to multiply, which may lead to an infection in your bladder and urinary tract.
It is best if you change your urination habits immediately and always remember to relieve yourself whenever you feel the urge to pee. Urinating frequently as needed can prevent you from acquiring UTI and can also decrease your chance of getting the condition again. In addition, urinating after every sexual intercourse is also one way of reducing your risks of having UTI.
Practice Good hygiene
Practicing good hygiene in your genital area is essential, especially for women. The women’s genitalia is more prone to bacteria since a woman’s urethra is shorter as compared to a man. For women, always keep in mind to wipe from front to back after urinating or bowel movement. Doing this will prevent the transfer of UTI causing bacteria from your rectum to your urethra.