Urinary Tract Infections Can Be Prevented By Drinking More Water

Commonly called as UTI stands for Urinary Tract Infections is mainly diagnosed in women. This is an infection caused by microbes, which can affect the urinary system, urethra, kidneys as well as bladder. The most relevant symptoms of UTI include bigger urge to urinate, pelvic pain, blood from the urine and burning sensation while urination. People treat the infection with antibiotics, but the new study reveals that adding more water in drinking on a daily basis can contribute to reduce the risk of developing the UTI.

A study conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) found that around 40 to 60 per cent women have a risk to develop UTI for at least once in a lifetimes as well as one out of four women will have a repeated infection until the genuine precautions are taken.

So fortunately, the infection can be now treated by just drinking more water and prevent the infectious bacteria to spread. A team of researchers from the United States has added to the related study that adding an extra 1.4 liters of water to a daily dose may help to keep at bay the urinary tract infections in women.

Clinical director of Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Thomas M. Hooton from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Florida, is a leading researcher of the study. He went through the observation of 140 premenopausal healthy women having minimum three UTIs last year and reported for low fluid intake daily.

Dr. Thomas M. Hooton stated that, “While doctors have long assumed this is the case and often recommended that women at risk for UTIs increase their fluid intake, it’s never really undergone a prospective trial before. It’s good to know the recommendation is valid, and that drinking water is an easy and safe way to prevent an uncomfortable and annoying infection.”

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