Dr Oz: UTI Prevention
Dr Oz did a segment on UTI’s or Urinary Tract Infections, because many of us get them over and over again. He came up with a list of cutting-edge ways to prevent UTI’s. This is not the first time that Doctor Oz has spoken about this topic though, you can get more great information from a recap of a previous show that he did here: Dr Oz: UTI Miracle Cure & UTI At Home Test
Dr Oz: Urinary Tract Infection Prevention
Doctor Oz said that 50% of women or more have had at least one Urinary Tract Infection in their life. That means that every woman has either had a UTI or has a friend who had one. Some of the classic signs of a UTI include burning, pain and frequent urination. I remember my first UTI happened in high school, and it was so bad that I did not want to drink anything because it hurt so badly to urinate (which of course only made things worse!).
What causes a UTI? Bacteria is the culprit! For example, bacteria can try to enter through your urinary tract from the region of your anus. When the bacteria makes its way up into your bladder, it can cause pain and discomfort. Here are some things that Dr Oz said can help to prevent UTI’s:
Dr Oz: How To Prevent UTI’s
1. Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.
2. Wipe from the front to the back when you go to the bathroom.
Dr Oz: D-Mannose & Vitamin C Prevent UTI’s
Doctor Oz also gave two cutting-edge ways to prevent UTI’s. One idea is to take 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily as soon as you feel a UTI coming on. The Vitamin C can acidify the urine and make it harder for the bacteria to stick. Another way to prevent UTI’s is to take 500 mg of D-Mannose Powder daily because it coats bacteria so that it cannot stick to the walls inside of your body.