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“A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.” www.mayoclinic.org/.

Causes:
Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Our urinary system has defences to keep out such microscopic invaders unfortunately these defences sometimes fail. Then bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract.

Tips to help or Prevent UTI:

Water  or Coconut water:
                                                             
 
If you have UTI be sure to drink plenty of water. About 8 eight-ounce glasses a day. Drink a full 8 ounces of water every hour. The supply of water in your system will help flush out bacteria by making you urinate more frequently.


 Coconut water is high in potassium, magnesium, and fluids to reduce the risk of kidney stones, Coconut water is popularly used in Asia to help and prevent UTI and kidney stones. If you are not in Asia buy coconut water in cans or bottles if available.

 Cranberry Juice
                                                                                                               

Cranberry juice prevents infection-causing bacteria from bedding down in your bladder, also it has a very mild antibiotic effect. Drinking as little as 4 ounces of cranberry juice a day can prevent bladder infection. Try to drink at least 2 to 4 glasses of cranberry juice a day if you think you have UTI.

Pineapple:


Pineapple has the bromelain enzyme that can help get rid of infection.

Blueberries:

 
Blueberries have the same bacteria-inhibiting properties like cranberries.

Orange:

 
Vitamin C helps prevent harmful bacteria.
Vitamin C keeps the bladder healthy by acidifying the urine. Vitamin C stops the potentially harmful bacteria in the bladder.

Hope this helps... If not, maybe it is time see your doctor.



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