Signs and Prevention of URINARY TRACT INFECTION (UTI)

The urinary system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra. This system is also prone to infection, especially for all women. One of the most common bladder infections is the so-called U.T.I. or urinary tract infection which can be treated. But if there are no further and immediate medical assistance on treating such, it could compromise health due to the spread of the kidneys.

Almost all women have experienced having urinary tract infection once in their lives. Statistic says that women have a significant rate of risk of having U.T.I. of about 50% chance in their lives.

In order to know how to prevent such disease, you should be knowledgeable first of the most common signs and symptoms you may exhibit which are:

1. A pungent or smelly odor of urine.
2. A burning sensation is felt during urination.
3. Red, bright pink or dark color of urine.
4. The cloudy and opaque appearance of urine.
5. Strong urge and persistent will to urinate.
6. Small amounts of urine are frequently passed.
7. The classical pelvic pain where the pain is felt in the center pubic area that is around the pubic bone.

Now that you have known the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection, here are the ways to prevent it:

1. Be gentle with your intimate parts. Use non-irritating feminine wash products.
2. Wipe from front to back to prevent transferring bacteria from the anus to the urethra.
3. Drink loads of water.
4. Change your birth control method.
5. Empty the urinary bladder immediately after intercourse.

Remember that prevention is the best cure. But if you're too late, you could treat U.T.I. with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics.