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Ever experienced a burning sensation while peeing? Constant urge to pee when nothing's in there? Bladder pain? If you have experienced these symptoms at any point, you have had a urinary tract infection (UTI). Studies have shown that half of the population with vaginas is prone to get a urinary tract infection at some point in their lives. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary system that can affect any part, including kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Studies suggest that UTI is most commonly causes by bacteria from the gut. However, fungi and viruses can also cause infection.
Traditionally, antibiotics are used to treat UTIs, but some home remedies can help relieve the symptoms. The Mumbai-based nutritionist says that hormones, hygiene and habits are the main factors that cause or cure UTI.
Diwekar emphasizes that you should drink more water every day to avoid UTIs. According to a study published in the Infectious Diseases Society of America, women who get frequent UTIs may be able to reduce the risk if they consume more water. Ensure you drink 6-8 glasses of water every day to avoid contracting infections.
According to the nutritionist, neera or palm sap help those who suffer from UTIs. It is a drink made from the sap collected from the inflorescence of several types of toddy palms.
Depending on the season, drink coconut water, nimbu pani, or sugarcane juice to assist flush out the unwanted products from the urinary system. She also urges people prone to UTIs to drink Kokum, bel, amla, burash, and rhododendron juices that are high in vital vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. However, it is recommended to have these before noon.
In the video, the expert shares that Rice Kanji is prebiotic that can help strengthen the good bacteria in the body, which in turn will reduce the recurrence of UTIs.
Horse gram of kulthi ki dal is a good option to include in your diet if you have UTIs. It is packed with fibres, which helps flush out the toxins from the body, reducing the risk of UTIs.
Rujuta suggests that spreading a drop of ghee on the soles of your feet or massaging them with Kashyachi wati before going to bed can help with UTIs.
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According to the nutritionist, hormonal imbalance increases the risk of developing urinary tract infections and it can be fixed with certain lifestyle changes. From the obvious one to some ignored ones, here are some changes you need to make in your lifestyle to avoid UTIs:
Note: Do seek professional advice before trying these home remedies.
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