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Introduction to UTIs

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) can be caused by the many different things, however, the usually and most common cause is bacteria entering the urethra.

It is more common for women to get it because of the simple fact that their urethras are not as long as the male urethra, which means that the bacteria will have a much easier time getting to the bladder.

Sexual intercourse has also been known to push the bacteria up into the bladder, and once it is there, the bacteria reproduce at a very fast rate, which leads to all of the symptoms of a UTI, such as pain when urinating and even blood in the urine. Treatment

One of the most simple and effective ways to get the bacteria out of the bladder is to drink a lot of water. As soon as the common symptoms appear (constant urination, painful urination, fever, aches and pains), a person needs to begin drinking a lot more water.

However, this will not cure the infection on its own.

The bacteria need to be killed off, which means that an antibiotic will be needed most likely.

Some minor cases will just go away over time, but most of the time, the UTI will get progressively worse if not treated with some kind of medication.

If the infection gets backed up even further and ends up in the kidneys, the pain will get even worse. So the best course of action is to go see a doctor, who will recommend the proper medication for the problem.

Usually it will only require a simple three-day course of antibiotics, and the pain while urinating is usually gone in one day, which is definitely a relief.

AZO is a good one to use to get rid of UTIs. It will treat the symptoms of the infection immediately and offer relief from the pain and fevers while it is working to kill off the bacteria.

If the pain is not going away, you can supplement the antibiotics with painkillers such as ibuprofen.

It is also very important not to have sex until the full course of the antibiotic treatment has ended.

Prevention

Some goods things to do in order to prevent UTIs from reoccurring is to make sure to urinate before, but especially after, intercourse. This will flush out the contents of the bladder and not allow the bacteria to stay there are reproduce.

It is also important to always drink a lot of water and make it a common practice, because staying hydrated at all times is one of the best ways to prevent UTIs. When a person is urinating regularly then they are keeping their urethra clean as well, which is essential for staying bacteria free.

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