You’ve been spending a lot of time groping your way to the bathroom. you need to go a lot. but when you get there– well, not much happens. and when it does it’s burrrnnnns,
What are we talking about? A health problem that’s made a special sorority out of an awful lot of american woman–five out of every of every ten will come down with a bladder infection at some point in their lives.[man can get them, too but its so rare that bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections, are considered a female malady.] Its absolutely one of the most common infection to treat. Probably 50 percent of all woman have at least one bladder infections at some time during their lives, and 20 percent or more will have multiple infections. it is not uncommon for many woman to have one or two a year. What is the cause? Bladder infection are cause by bacteria know as E. coli that take up residence in the vagina and consequently make it their way to the urethra, the tube through which urine flows in the vagina, the bacteria. trouble only starts when they enter the urinary tract.
these kind of bacteria normally present in all woman. and the woman who get UTI (medical short term for urinary tract infection) aren’t anatomically different from the woman who dont. but for reasons we don’t understand, they are more susceptible to the infection.
Bladder infection are really infections of the urine itself, and the effect on the patient is usually relatively minor. the bacteria irritate the wall of the bladder. in most cases, its the bladder equivalent of a bad sunburn, but the infections still burn and sting and generally make life uncomfortable for those who have them.
Here are some good news, there’s a lot you can do to make UTI less unpleasant and to get them over with more quickly
- Drink Lots Of Fluids. This is the single most important tip, for two reason: comfort and health
Some woman get UTI and think, Aha! it’s only burn when i go to bathroom, they then reason that they won’t have to go if they don’t drink, so they don’t which is absolutely the worst thing they can do.
The reason: The longer any moment of urine stays in the bladder, the more bacteria there are in it, just like E coli doubles its population about 20 minutes, and more bactera mean more pain.
Absolutely the best thing a woman can do to fight the burning is drink fluids to flush out the bacteria that are causing the inflammation.
There are very strong argument for drinking more fluid both to prevent UTI and to treat them. Dr. Staskin say, Studies have been performed where bacteria were mechanically introduced into the bladder of volunteers. but voiding just twice effectively sterilized the bladder. message: the more you drink, the sooner the pain will stop. and a hint: If your urine’s clear; your drinking enough. if it’s color, your not.
2.Take A hot Bath. This help relieve pain for many woman. I don’t think anyone’s researched the exact mechanisms involved, but a hot bath often seems to help where there’s inflammation.
3.Take Aspirin Or Ibuprofen. These are anti inflammatories, and they do help some people, they reduce the inflammation in the bladder; and the less inflammation, the less burning.
4.Take Vitamin C. about 1000 milligrams taken throughout the day will acidify the urine enough to interfere with bacterial growth.this is a good idea if your having problems with reinfections or have recurrence in the middle of nowhere without quick access to medical help. Caution: some antibiotics prescribed for bladder infection don’t work well in acidic urine. just adviced that Vitamin C is not a Toxic but 1000 milligrams is considered a large dose and should be aware on this.
5.Back Away. Wiping from front to back helps prevent infection from recurring and wiping the wrong way is one of the most common causes of infection and a good way to get a repeat infections. wiping away is pure common sense, you want to move bacteria away from, not toward, the vagina and the opening of the urethra.
6.Go To The Bathroom Before Intercourse. This helps flush out bacteria that may be present in the vagina, the expert say bacteria that otherwise might be pushed into the bladder by intercourse.
7.Go To The Bathroom After Intercourse. This is where the myth of your’s partner’s involvement get its start, and like most myth, there is a grain of truth to this one. A man’s Penis can massage bacteria present in the opening of the urethra into the bladder. voiding effectively by rinses the bladder out.
There is no doubt that UTIs are more common in sexually active woman. But that’s more the result of not knowing how to protect themselves than of sexual activity itself. If bacteria have been pushed into the bladder, urinating will flush most of them out.
9.Consider The Diaphragm. Diaphragm have been documented as major contributors to those who have stubborn, repeated bladder infections.Two mechanism are probably involved: Bacteria colonized the diaphragm itself, which is then inserted deep into the vagina, and the diaphragm interferes with bladder emptying which means that the bacteria already there aren’t flushed out. if this description fits you, you might want to talk to your doctor about another method of birth control.
10.Used Pads Instead Of Tampons. No one’s absolutely certain why certain woman seems more susceptible to reinfection, but vaginal manipulation of some sort. sex,inserting the diaphragm, putting a tampons in always seems to precede it. if you are experience chronic infection at the time of menstruation it is better to stop using tampons and then replace it with pads.
11.Practice Good Hygiene. Good hygiene means wearing cotton underwear that keeps you dry; avoiding tight pants that decrease ventilation, and most of all, keeping clean- but sensibly clean.
If you don’t bathe to remove bacteria in the perineal region between vagina and rectum, obviously you run the risk of repeated infections. but as remember too much can be bad as bad as too little. Douching constantly can both introduce bacteria into the vagina and rinse out the normal friendly, noninfectious vaginal bacteria, which are then replaced like another UTI. Strong antibacterial soaps can do the same thing and change the vaginal flora enough to make the individual more susceptible to infection