How to Prevent Kidney and Bladder Infections: 9 Healthy Habits

There are many things one can do to prevent bladder and kidney infections. The advices below are highly recommended to women, who are more prone to developing genital infections, such as candidiasis

5366_10151389840012939_1207262867_n11. Urinate regularly. Make a habit out of urinating as often as possible. This process will remove a variety of toxins from your body and will contribute to maintaining healthy kidneys and bladder.

2. Drink plenty of water. In order to visit the bathroom more often, you need to supply your bladder with liquids. Some people consume large amounts of coffee, soft drinks and tea. There is nothing wrong with diversifying drink, but too many soft drinks and coffee can damage the kidneys and cause recurrent infections. The body needs water to cleanse the kidneys and eliminate bacteria and toxins without creating side effects.

3. Do not neglect bladder infections. If you suspect a bladder infection, seek immediate medical treatment. Home Treatment usually includes increased consumption of water and pain medication, but if the symptoms do not disappear within 72 hours, you may need an antibiotic. Symptoms of a bladder infection include: burning or pain when urinating, mild abdominal pain, back pain and fever. On the other hand, kidney infection symptoms are more severe and include: high fever, extreme fatigue, confusion, blood in urine, night sweats and chills.

4. Take frequent showers. People preferring baths are more likely to develop a kidney infection. Bath oils and gels contain ingredients that can irritate the urethra and thus contribute to the installation of an infection. If you are prone to recurrent infections, choose quit bathroom and choose showers instead.

5. Avoid bubble baths. They remove the protective mucus from the external orifice of the urethra and allow germs to enter.

6. Wear cotton underwear. Cotton is a light healthy fabric that allows moisture evaporation and prevents a favorable environment for the growth of microorganisms. Avoid synthetic underwear and tight pants, for these may favor kidney infections.

7. Avoid intimate hygiene sprays. Although many of such products claim to be hypoallergenic, they can contribute to the installation of bladder and kidney infections. Avoid prolonged use. Whenever possible, do not use scented genital wipes or sprays.

8. Wipe yourself from front to back. One of the best ways to avoid a kidney infection is to wipe from front to back after using the bathroom.

9. Consume more vitamin C regularly. The optimal dose of vitamin C is 1 gram per day. This helps maintain the acidity of urine and prevents the growth of microorganisms.

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