How Can I Prevent UTIs Naturally?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system—including your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra—caused by bacteria entering through the urinary tract. Although the urinary system is designed to fight off microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail, allowing bacteria to take hold and multiply. Because women have shorter urethras than men, it is more common for women to experience infection deeper into the urinary system and while an infection in the bladder can be painful and annoying, an infection in the kidneys can be much more serious.
Often, a UTI needs to be treated with an antibiotic, but you can take steps to reduce your risk of an infection in the first place. Some of these steps include drinking plenty of water to flush out as much bacteria as possible, wiping from front to back to avoid spreading bacteria from the anal region to the urethra, and emptying the bladder after intercourse.
One of the most common natural prevention foods used against recurring UTI’s is cranberry juice. Research suggests that the beneficial substances in cranberry juice—called A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs)—can reach the urinary tract and prevent the bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall where it grows and multiplies. Hibiscus (a flowering plant), as well as D Mannose (a simple sugar found in high amounts in fruits) similarly both prevent UTI-causing bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall.
Health First’s UTI Supreme contains hibiscus, cranberry extract, and D-Mannose, a triple threat in creating an unfriendly environment for e-coli and other bacteria all along the urinary tract. Health First’s formula features clinically proven ELLIROSE™ hibiscus extract which is a high quality, patented hibiscus extract show to reduce UTIs by 77% over six-month period. Taking UTI Supreme regularly can naturally decrease your risk of recurrent urinary tract infections