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Self Care 101: Home Remedies to Prevent UTIs

Are you a stay-at-home mom or a working person wondering how to minimize the risk of contracting a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? As depressing as the phrase UTI may sound, it is vital to take necessary precautions to avoid severe problems. Make sure you know the basics of UTI and the preventive measures to avoid complications. I suggest you adopt the following home remedies to prevent the occurrence of UTI.

Drink Plenty Of Water

As recommended by healthcare experts, water is essential for maintaining your regular metabolic flows and keeping your system run smooth. An average of 8-10 glasses a day is must for good health ward off the risks of getting a UTI. Boosting your everyday water intake can go a long way in combating most types of infections. In a study that tested females with recurrent UTIs and low daily fluid intake, it was revealed that women who increased their water consumption minimized the antibiotic use by nearly half. Therefore, have plenty of water to prevent UTI and other harmful infections.

Urinate Frequently

UTI bacteria are found within the bladder lining and liquid extractions that need to be flushed out of your system. Any delay in excretory flows can get these bacteria to affect your urinary tract. Make sure you take the nature call at proper timings and urinate frequently to wash away these UTI-causing bacteria from your body. The longer they stay within your system, the higher are the chances to get affected by UTI.

Use D-Mannose

Experts also suggest using D-Mannose, which is a simple sugar packed with the superpower to prevent UTI. I suggest you take a little amount, as low as 2 grams, mixed in almost one cup of water every day for the optimum results. A study revealed that women who took this amount of D-mannose powder regularly for 6 months experienced less recurring UTIs than those who were taking antibiotics or were not getting any treatment. Use the powerful remedy that sticks to E-coli bacteria to prevent these germs from clinging to the bladder and causing any disease.

Consume Cranberries

It is rather stressful to go to a chiropractor for a foot problem or a urologist for UTI treatment. Save yourself the trouble of getting the infection by consuming a handful of cranberries. They contain chemicals like proanthocyanidins, which prevent bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract’s lining. Check with a nutritionist for recommended daily intake and bend some nice cranberry smoothie to stave off any UTI threats.


  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    Good to know. Thanks…