Urinary tract infection is a very common reason for consultation. It is estimated that every woman will have at least one episode of cystitis once in her life.
Drink more to urinate more often
Patients who have already had urinary tract infections know it: you have to drink more to urinate more often. Prefer water, at least 1.5 liters of water per day, and non-alcoholic liquids. Drinking eliminates the bacterial load contained in the bladder.
For fans of cranberry juice (cranberries), know that it is not very effective (unless you drink liters). This juice is quite bitter, so it is often sweetened to mask its taste. By wanting to treat cystitis, you increase the intake of sugar and thus promote diabetes.
Good habits in the toilet
For reasons of hygiene, many women refrain from urinating when they are not at home, and when they do, they avoid sitting on the toilet bowl. They therefore have difficulty emptying their bladder properly, which promotes infections. Here are some basic rules.
It is advisable not to hold back until the last moment to urinate. Remember to always go to the toilet before a trip by car or public transport. In the event of a problem, you will not be taken aback. Once in the toilet, you have to sit straight on the bowl, your feet flat on the ground and your knees apart. A tip for getting comfortable: lower your clothes, pants, tights and panties to the ankles.
Take your time ! Relax and empty your bladder well until the last drop. It is important not to let urine stagnate in the bladder as this stimulates the multiplication of bacteria responsible for the infection. And above all, do not push so as not to abuse your sphincter, which would lead to leakage problems over time.
To prevent digestive bacteria, Escherichia coli, responsible for 90% of cystitis, from going up into the urethra and infecting the bladder, you must also follow a few simple hygiene rules such as always wiping from the front to the front. back and wash your hands thoroughly before leaving the toilet.
Sex and underwear
Finally, urinate systematically after intercourse to eliminate any bacteria that would like to venture into the urethra.
Avoid repeated intimate toilets, which will tend to destroy your natural flora. Finally, it is best to wear cotton underwear.
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