How is Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Prevented?

While it does nothing to treat an infection, there is reason to believe that drinking cranberry juice can reduce the risk of developing a urinary tract infection. There is also a link between reduced risk of contracting a UTI and fully emptying your bladder when you urinate, as well as urinating shortly after sex. If you already have an infection, be sure to finish all your medication, as stopping early can lead to re-infection. If your UTI's are the result of an anatomic problem, surgery to correct the issue may be recommended.

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