Holding pee and dirty toilets contribute to UTI

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Holding pee and dirty toilets contribute to UTI

You should also drink sufficient water throughout your day to ensure regular toilet breaks

Holding pee and dirty toilets contribute to UTI

We generally tend to overlook such topics but Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can be very severe if not treated timely. But, why so?

UTI is an infection caused by microbes. Most Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria but some are caused by fungi and in a few cases, by viruses. Both men and women can have UTIs.

According to the  National Centre for Biotechnology Information, urinary tract infections are uncommon in adult men because of the longer length of the male urethra which is shorter in women. This way the bacteria need to tour a quicker distance to reach the women's bladder.

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In situations when there is no restroom in sight, then most people, especially women, hold their pee without realising that doing this repeatedly may make you more likely to develop a serious UTI. Urinary tract infection happens when bacteria is present in your urine.

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A clean toilet is need of the hour

Yes, you're in desperate need to use a toilet but the closest public toilets are so filthy, you can't hold the thought of sitting on one to pee. Even if you use them, you might have to bear consequences like infection in your bladder.

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From holding your pee to peeing in dirty toilets, both contribute to UTIs. Apart from this, you should also drink sufficient water throughout your day to ensure regular toilet breaks.

Do this to prevent UTI:

  • Drink enough water
  • Urinate when the need arises
  • After urinating, wipe from front to back

Make sure to visit the doctor if required.

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