How to Prevent a UTI

In this video, you will learn about preventing utis. A pharmacist goes through tips and tricks with UTIs. There are pretty intense symptoms that can come from them, so it is important to be able to recognize them so you can catch them early. By catching them early, you can get treated and save yourself a lot of pain and discomfort.

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A UTI is a urinary tract infection. It is a bacterial infection. Women are 20% more likely than men to get one. Science has proven that cranberry juice has no positive effect on a UTI. You should drink a lot of fluids to help flush out the bacteria. One tip to help is to wipe front to back. You never want to wipe back to front. This way, the bad bacteria can’t make its way back. Another tip is to try and empty your bladder entirely. Wear loose cotton underwear to make you feel more comfortable. Here are some symptoms of a UTI. One is bloody or cloudy urine. Another symptom is going to the bathroom and then immediately having to go again. One more symptom is burning or stinging when you are using the bathroom. All of these symptoms are pretty good indicators that you have a bacterial infection and should seek medical help.

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