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UTI – Urinary Tract Infection

UTI – Urinary Tract Infection

2 Questions that you need to regularly ask yourself -:

Q.1  Are you urinating more often than normal?

Q.2  Does it hurt when you urinate?

If the answer is yes…beware!! You are infected with UTI….Check the information below and save yourself from UTI.

What is UTI

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, ureters (which connect the kidneys and the bladder), bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria. They can also be caused by fungi or viruses.


  • A burning feeling when you urinate
  • A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
  • Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
  • Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
  • Feeling tired or shaky
  • Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)


  • Increase your fluid intake.
  • Sip cranberry juice or take cranberry supplements.
  • Load up on vitamin C.
  • Blast bad bacteria with good bacteria. Yogurt contains probiotics, which is the good bacteria that helps to keep bad bacteria that can cause UTIs at bay.
  • Soothe the pain with heat.
  • Ban the burn with baking soda.
  • Cut out irritants, Avoid things like caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, nicotine, carbonated drinks, and artificial sweeteners
  • Go ahead and empty your bladder again.
  • Use herbal remedies
  • Drink coconut water once in a day.

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Have You Heard Of Breaking The Seal?

Do you Booze and dash to the washroom! Well Booze and pee go hand in hand. We all have witnessed boozers to pee more frequently than normal. Alcohol is considered to be a diuretic, it induces heavy urination. So how does Alcohol break the seal? What’s the connection?

Logical Explanation: So to explain in clinical terms, alcohol affects the ant diuretic hormone (ADH), also called as Arginine Vasopressin which regulates the quantity of water released from our kidneys into the urine. It preserves a certain quantity of water by forming a porous area in our kidneys which facilitate in flowing water back into our blood instead of passing out through the urine. Higher levels of the hormone ADH, causes the kidneys to hold on to more water inside our body which eventually decreases our urge to urinate. Alcohol suppresses the release of ADH and thereby increases urine production and therefore dehydration. It’s akin to doing away with the barrage in your kidneys and allowing free movement of water into your urine.
It only takes a small quantity of alcohol to obstruct ADH, and as you go on to drinking more alcohol the ADH levels carry on decreasing with increasing urine production. So it’s a vicious cycle..In fact it doesn’t stop at that, due to frequent urination, the body gets dehydrated faster and the next day, you tend to have a dry mouth and a terrible hangover with a severe headache. The condition becomes only worse if you are drinking with soda.

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