What precaution I should follow so that I don't get UTI again?
Hello, I am 27-year-old woman. I am urinating more frequently and feeling pain with urination. I don't have blood in urine, fevers, chills, flank pain, and vaginal discharge. I have experienced similar symptoms a few years ago and it went away after a course of antibiotics. I have no past medical problems. What precaution I should follow so that I don't get UTI again?
@apyayee Stay hydrated throughout the day. This will make you pee more frequently, which flushes bacteria out of your urinary tract. Water is the best choice. Aim for 6 to 8 glasses per day. If it’s hard for you to drink that much water, you can also increase your fluid intake by drinking sparkling water, decaffeinated herbal tea, milk, or smoothies made with fruits and vegetables. Try to limit or avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, which may irritate the bladder. Avoid holding in your urine, as this can encourage bacterial growth. Try not to wait more than 3 to 4 hours to pee, and completely empty your bladder each time. This is even more important if you’re pregnant as pregnancy puts you at an increased risk for a UTI. Holding your pee can further increase the risk.