UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

Written by Dr.Md.Redwanul Huq (Masum)
Friday, 01 June 2012 10:27


It is a condition where one or more parts of the urinary system i.e. kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra become infected.

Symptoms of UTI:

Symptoms of UTI are as following:

  • Painful burning micturation
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Increased need to urinate at night
  • Passage of foul smelling, cloudy or red urine.
  • Fever -with chills and rigor
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Discomfort or pressure in the lower abdomen
  • Pain in the pelvic region or lower back

Lifestyle modification to prevent urinary infection:

  • Don’t retain your urine when there is urge to void
  • Clean the genital and urinary organs after each bowel movement
  • Avoid tight-fitting pants and under wares
  • Use sanitary napkins when needed
  • Keep the genital organs and anal areas clean before and after sexual act.
  • Urinate before and after sexual intercourse.
  • Avoid sexual relation with multiple partners to avoid urinary infection
  • Do not use perfumes or any other type of allergens near the genitalia.

Role of diet in UTI as preventive measure and as remedy:

Role of diet in UTI is significant. So following measures should be taken to prevent it and to get cure from it –

  • Drinking of plenty of fluids like- soups, juices, coconut water along with barely water daily
  •  Increased intake of vitamin C-rich foods such as guavas, bell peppers, lemons, limes,oranges etc
  • Increased intake of wholesome foods like vegetables and fruits
  • Intake of blueberries, cranberries, lignonberry as these are the home remedies for UTIs.
  • Intake of herbal teas, mint and ginger is helpful
  • Avoiding processed foods, cheese and other dairy products, tea, coffee, chocolates, spicy foods, beer and other alcoholic beverages.

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