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Take These 7 Steps To Avoid Getting A Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract, it is known as bladder infection (Custitis) and when it affects the upper urinary tract, it is known as kidney infection (Pyelonephritis). Majority of UTI cases are caused by the bacterium, Escherichia Coli (E.coli). 

UTI's are most common in women, this is because women have shorter urethra (the tube that brings urine out of the bladder) and also a woman's urethral opening is closer to the anus where most E.coli bacteria are found.

Here are some steps to take to avoid a Urinary Tract Infection.

1. Drink enough water.

2. Take alot of vitamin C.

3. Drink unsweetened cranberry juice daily.

4. Empty your bladder before and after sexual intercourse.

5. Don't hold back your urine.

6. Avoid using scented feminine products in the urethral opening.

7. Wipe from front to back (from urethral opening to the anus).

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