I have received free product and promotional consideration from the makers of URISTAT® for this post. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I told you about my discovery of early menopause. Since then, I have been fighting hot flashes and night sweats, and don’t get me started on those mood swings!
In that post, I told you I was going to share with you ways that you can help prevent those nasty UTI’s (urinary tract infections). There are some things you can do that will lessen your chance of getting them.
At our age, more than 53% of women over the age of 55 experience at least 3 UTI’s over the course of a year. That is 3 more than I care to have I will tell you that!
7 Ways to Prevent Getting a UTI
While infections in your urinary tract are not 100% avoidable, here are some tips to help reduce the likelihood of contracting a UTI:
1. Hydrate With Water
One of the best ways to prevent a UTI is to urinate often, so that as much bacteria as possible can be flushed from your body. The best way to go to the bathroom often is to drink LOTS of water.
2. Wipe Front to Back
Remember when your parents taught you that you need to wipe front to back after you go to the bathroom? This is definitely the golden rule of a UTI. This will keep bacteria from pooling from your backside to your front side.
3. Avoid Irritating Products
Some feminine products such as deodorant sprays, douches, and powders can irritate you in that region “down there”. Also certain types of birth control can cause irritation as well. Stay away from those products to prevent getting a UTI.
4. Urinate After Intercourse
After intercourse with your husband, be sure and go use the bathroom. If you don’t feel the need, drink a large glass of water.
5. Wear Cotton Undies
Bacteria that cause UTIs to flourish love warm moist environments. Underwear made from nylon, polyester, or spandex restrict airflow down there and will cause a warm moist environment. Cotton on the other hand is porous and keeps the area dry.
6. Go to the bathroom and don’t “hold it”
Holding it is never good. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also make it easier for bacteria to multiply in your urinary tract.
7. Keep Uristat on hand
Just in case you DO get a UTI, be sure to keep Uristat on hand to help relieve pain and discomfort until you can see a doctor.
UTIs must be treated with a prescription antibiotic, but you can seek relief as soon as you begin to experience symptoms and think you have a UTI with URISTAT® Pain Relief Tablets. These amazing tablets deliver fast, temporary relief of pain, burning and urgency and frequency of urination while you wait until you can see your doctor.
From the makers of MONISTAT®, over the counter URISTAT ® Pain Relief Tablets contain phenazopyridine, which is the #1 doctor recommended ingredient used to treat UTI pain or discomfort.
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