10 Effective Tips for Preventing UTIs: A Guide for Better Urinary Health
"UTIs are a reminder that even small things can bring great discomfort, but also that small changes in our habits can make a big difference in our health." - Dr. Jennifer Berman
Why is it that UTIs strike at the most inconvenient times? Is it that they are plotting their vengeance maliciously months right before that big job interview? Or smack dab in the middle of that vacation that took months to plan? The onset of a UTI is never enjoyable. Heck, the whole experience is far from ideal, but as luck may have it, women get the short end of the stick, or should we say the short end of the Urethra. When it comes to experiencing UTIs, women have a shorter urethra than men making it easier to contract bacteria which is one of the main culprits for a UTI.
While UTIs are a common condition, they are also preventable. Once you’re hit with a UTI, it’s common to experience frequent urination, lower abdominal pain, and a burning sensation while using the loo, making daily life challenging. This blog will discuss effective UTI tips and tricks to help prevent and manage this common health issue. There are several ways to reduce your risk of getting a UTI, as well as steps you can take to treat and alleviate symptoms. Whether you’re looking for ways to prevent UTIs, reduce symptoms, or manage recurring infections, this blog covers practical remedies and information.
Tip # 1 Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water can help flush out the bacteria from your urinary tract infections, and continually drinking water can prevent infections from taking hold. As soon as you feel the onset of a UTI, rush to your closest water source and drink up! Drinking at least twelve 8oz glasses of water per day during and after UTI prevention is essential.
Tip #2 Urinate Frequently
If you gotta go, GO! Don’t hold urine in for extended periods, and this can allow bacteria to multiply in the bladder. Urinary tract infections happen because urination puts pressure on the bacteria. The longer you hold your pee in, the higher the risk of bacteria building up in your system.
Tip #3 Practice Good Hygiene
Good hygiene is the start of any happy vagina. You want to ensure you’re washing your private areas with warm water and mild soap daily, and wear clean, breathable underwear and clothing such as cotton for UTI prevention.
Tip #4 Avoid Irritating Products
For proper UTI prevention, you want to ensure you're not using irritants such as scented products, perfumes, powders, and bubble baths should be avoided as they irritate the urethra. Similar to the above, try using mild soaps. You may even find that switching to a natural laundry detergent may improve your symptoms.
Tip #5 Wipe Front To Back
One of the most preventable ways of contracting a urinary tract infection is remembering to wipe front to back. This is especially important for women, as wiping back to front can introduce bacteria from the rectum to the urethra and spread bacteria that can make others sick.
Tip #6 Try CBD
If you’re looking for natural UTI prevention, hemp has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and can even have antibacterial effects. Goddess Well’s CBD supplement, Serenity, is specifically made to target UTIs and help ease the pain associated with urinary tract infection symptoms. With a blend of Nano-CBD (twice the strength of normal CBD products) combined with cranberry seed, cinnamon bark, evening primrose oil, and orange essential oil, these natural ingredients help ease irritations and help prevent the onset of future UTIs.
Tip #7 Use Cranberry Products
One of the most common remedies for UTI prevention is cranberry. As mentioned above, cranberry is used for UTI relief, such as in the Serenity supplements. But when it comes to other Cranberry products, one must be careful about what type to use. I’m sure you’ve heard a friend or a loved one say to drink cranberry juice. That may be true, but before buying a bottle of Ocean Spray, stop and look at the ingredients. Fruit juices made from concentrate can be loaded with sugar, which irritates the vagina. Instead, look for pure, 100% cranberry juice for proper UTI prevention.
Tip #8 Don’t Forget To Pee After Having Sex
One of the easiest ways to help prevent the onset of a UTI is to remember to pee after sex. During sexual activity, bacteria from the genital area can be pushed into the urethra, leading to an increased risk of developing a UTI. Peeing after sex helps to flush out any bacteria that may be present in the urethra, preventing it from traveling up into the bladder and causing an infection.
Additionally, when you urinate, you are helping create a hostile environment for any bacteria that maybe be present in the urinary tract. The acidic environment of urine can help to kill off any bacteria that might be lingering in the urethra or bladder. Hence, peeing after sex can help reduce the risk of developing a UTI and support UTI prevention.
Tip #9 Bioenergy Healing
If you’re looking for a holistic way to prevent a UTI, Goddess Well recommends Bioenergy Healing. Zdenko Domancic developed this method, which involves using the second chakra (also known as the sacral chakra.) In this system, blockages in the second chakra may manifest as problems with urinary tract infections or kidney issues
Bioenergy healing is an alternative method that aims to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by balancing and restoring the body’s natural energy flow. While there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of Bioenergy healing, some people believe it can help prevent and treats various health conditions, including UTIs.
However, please note that Bioenergy healing should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, only to prevent the onset of any future UTIs.
Tip #10 Seek Medical Attention
Sometimes there’s no conquering a urinary tract infection alone. If none of the above UTI prevention remedies work and the pain is persistent, seek medical attention. A doctor can rightfully diagnose your symptoms and prescribe antibiotics when needed.
Overall it’s important to stay consistent when preventing and aiding a urinary tract infection. Practicing clean hygiene habits can be vital to stopping the burning sensation and reclaiming your life. As we leave you with these tips and tricks to preventing a UTI, Goddess Well also wants to offer you a discount on their Serenity Bundle. A set of supplements designed for UTI prevention and help control the unpleasant feelings that come along during PMS and Menopause. Use the code BYEBYEUTI at checkout for 20% off. May your UTIs vanish as fast as they came.