Legon

Ladies! Everything You Need To Know About UTIs

Urinary Tract Infections mostly known as UTIs are infections that affect any part of the urinary system (kidney, bladder or urethra). Studies show that the rate of infection is more common in women.

Why? Nothing you can control.

It’s just because bacteria is easily transferred to the bladder in women mostly because a woman’s urethra is shorter and closer to the anus than men.

Related image

Know what some of the most basic causes are?

Through sex, having poor personal hygiene, holding urine in all the time, using tampons

So here are some really common symptoms of Urinary tract infections;

Image result for after sex pee gif funny

  • Burning sensation when urinating which sometimes comes with cloudy,bloody or strong smelling urine.
  • Irritation around the genitals (itching especially in women)
  • Pain in the lower abdomen or back
  • Fever when the infection gets to the kidneys (this is a worst case scenario)

Now, UTIs can result in complications such as permanent kidney damage premature infants or low birth weight if not properly treated but! Good news! The uncomplicated ones can be easily treated within 2-3 days.

But!! Here’s how to prevent it easily so you don’t have to go to the hospital at all!!

 Wear loose fitting clothes

Image result for black woman twirling in loose clothes gif

all those tight jeans to show off your wonderful form will just trap moisture and make it easier for bacteria to grow

Say yes to cotton underwear to keep the genitals dry.

Related image

Byebye sexy silk underwear 24/7

 Ensure that you clean the genital from front to back to prevent spreading bacteria from the anal orifice to the urinal tract.

Image result for thumbs up gif

 

 Drink a lot of water and empty the bladder regularly

Image result for drinking water gif funny black

That means pee whenever you must. Don’t hold it in.

Clean your private part before sex and urinate after sex to remove any bacteria that might have found its way into your urinal tract.

Image result for after sex pee gif funny

No peeing after sex won’t prevent pregnancy but it will save you from a UTI

Stay away from feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches

Image result for flower smelling vagina gif funny

Your vagina isn’t supposed to be smelling like flowers anyway

If you ever feel like you may have a UTI, please just go to the hospital. Don’t listen to your friend just to buy some painkillers or cream.

Written By: Patricia Atobi

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

Kuulpeeps is a social news, lifestyle and entertainment brand for the young Ghanaian. Kuulpeeps is leading millennials through the journey of discovering news, engaging with content and interacting with one another through the use of tailored content platforms, social media executions and new media.

What started primarily as a campus focused site is growing into a media brand focused on satisfying the curiosity of young people across different geographic locations and lifestyles. Kuulpeeps seeks to be the leading content brand for youth interaction in Ghana and beyond.

Copyright © 2017 Kuulpeeps.

To Top