Why Does No One Talk About It?: UTI’s And Other Infections
I’ve noticed that no one ever talks about UTI’s. No one talks about them even though most women suffer from them at least once in their life time. It’s same the with Yeast Infections.
I almost lost my left kidney to an asymptomatic bladder infection that moved to my kidneys. I found out only then, when I was lying in the hospital in pain and the doctors telling me that if I didn’t increase kidney function and stop peeing blood that I might have to get my kidney removed, that almost all women suffer from them! Whether it start when they become sexually active, when they become pregnant or just as a common problem! My mother has suffered from them since her early teens!
A UTI (Urinary Tract infection) occurs when bacteria enters the urethra and irritates the sterile area that is the urethra and bladder (Pee is sterile, who knew?) Now, the bodies way of trying to get rid of said bacteria is by creating the urge to pee as often as possible, burning sensation when urinating and an empty bladder.
There are ways to prevent it though.
Bladder infections are most likely to occur after sex, when PH Balance of the vagina is changed, during or after pregnancy when bladder control becomes an issue.
- Drink lots of water!
- Also drink lots of acidic fruit juices such as cranberry, pomegranate and orange. These help cleanse the bladder.
- Always urinate after sex to aid in the expulsion of any harmful bacteria from the area.
- Cleanse, but do not over cleanse. We always hear about these soaps or other ways of helping maintain PH balance. But did you know that the vagina is completely self sufficient and will ALWAYS return itself to proper PH whether it be after sex, pregnancy or menstruation.So, keep clean, but do not fall into the fear of over cleansing. (Unless told by a physician that you do have a problem)
- GO TO THE DOCTORS! I can’t stress that enough. If you have frequent bladder infections, go the doctors and get a script. Take it from me, you do not want to be in the hospital unable to breathe and vomiting from the pain while you pee blood while contemplating the need for surgery on a vital organ.
I know it was a random thing to write, but it was on my mind after talking to a friend about it, lol. Hope it helps someone out there!!!