Are you still suffering from UTI?

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most frequent bacteria infections among women. But does UTI only happen in women? No, men can also get UTI. However, due to the biological differences between men and women, women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. According to statistics, around 50–60% of women will experience a UTI in their lifetime. 20–30% of them will have a recurrence of UTI. 

Symptoms of UTI: 

  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Frequent urination 
  • Cloudy or pinkish urine
  • Painful urination
  • Strong-smelling urine

Ways to prevent or take care of UTI:

Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water increase the urination frequency. By urinating, it can aid to flush the bacteria out of the urinary tract. Therefore, drinking adequate amount of water is an important step in preventing and relieving UTI.


Cranberry juice is commonly used for the prevention urinary tract infections. Cranberries are rich in A-type proanthocyanidins, which can prevent E. coli from attaching to the wall of urinary tract, prevent bacterial growth, and help to relieve UTI symptoms and reduce risks of recurrence of UTI.

React to the urge of urination

Not reacting to the urge of urination will increase the risk of UTI, urine contains high level of bacteria and by holding your urine could increase the risk of bacteria attachment on the wall of urinary tract which could further lead to the bacteria infection.

Taking care of hygiene after urination

As the bacteria is the main reasons of infections, poor hygiene could increase the risk of getting UTI. After urination, wiping from front to back can help in preventing bacteria from spreading to the urethra.

CHEVIN nutritionist Ke Qi:

Many people might think that urinary tract infection is just one of the common bacterial infections. However, people who have experienced UTI will know the suffer of UTI. It will lead to a very uncomfortable experience which can even affect their work. Recurrence of UTI is even more troublesome, so if you have not experienced UTI, you should drink more water in your daily life and avoid holding back urine. For people who are experiencing recurrence of UTI, you can consume more cranberries or cranberries products to reduce the risk of UTI. If you notice symptoms of UTI, remember to seek medical advice.

Nutritionist Lau Ke Qi

  • Taylor's University
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Master degree in Nutrition University Putra Malaysia
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