Urinary tract health is a highly understated topic that actually plays a major role in our overall health and wellness. Anyone who’s ever suffered from BV (bacterial vaginosis) or with a UTI knows that it can be upsetting to be faced with an embarrassing private problem.

Some people are more prone to UTIs and BV than others, and although both issues are extremely important, these are issues that are often swept under the rug due to the shame and embarrassment that can accompany them. According to a study conducted in 2017, 27% of women with a UTI were later found to have a recurrence.

In this article, I’m talking about the importance of cleansing your urinary tract to prevent UTIs and BV so that you can arm yourself with the most up-to-date information and products that may be able to help you keep your urinary tract in check.

Cleansing to Prevent UTI

Did you know that women are four times more likely to develop a UTI than men? Seems unfair, right? The good news is that there are things we can do to prevent UTIs. 

The primary causes of urinary tract infections include the introduction of bacteria via bathroom habits or sex. Here are some tips to help you prevent this common, but distressing problem:

Take Uquora for UTI prevention. I discovered this product, and did a full review (see here), a few months back and am obsessed! I use their Target powder every few days to help flush my urinary tract out and (knock on wood!) I have not experienced any more issues.

Drink plenty of water. Water is what helps keep our entire body cleansed, but it’s especially important for your urinary tract and reproductive system.

Go to the bathroom after sex to help get rid of any bacteria that may have been introduced during intercourse.

Wash your vagina and rectum daily. Use light soap and water to cleanse and rinse these areas to prevent any bacteria from finding its way inside you.

Cleansing to Prevent BV

UTIs and BV are similar in that they can be caused by the same things. For instance, when you introduce bacteria into your vagina, you’re at risk for developing either BV or a UTI, or even both. When it comes to BV, the main cause is a disruption of the normal pH balance in your vagina which is caused by excess bacteria. We recommend boric acid suppositories (see our top list here), or vaginal probiotics (see our top picks here). Here are some tips for how to prevent BV:

Why Is Cleansing Your Urinary Tract Important?

Cleansing your body, in general, is a good idea, but your urinary tract is particularly susceptible to issues relating to the introduction of bad bacteria. It’s very easy to disrupt the delicate balance that your vagina needs in order to keep things fresh, clean, and pain-free down there.

By following a few guidelines and arming yourself with some supplements that can promote vaginal and urinary tract health, you can cleanse your body and prevent UTIs and BV.

To learn more about vaginal health care brands, visit our specific page that can help you prevent future issues, and treat on going problems: https://www.fithealthymomma.com/best-d2c-vaginal-health-care-brands/

For those who suffer from chronic “down there” issues, this should sound like music to your ears!

About the Author
Tami Smith, CPT, Nutritionist

Tami Smith is a certified Macro Coach, Nutritionist and an ACE certified fitness trainer, specializing in pre and post-natal fitness. She studied business and earned her bachelor's degree in Business Economics. Tami is a mom of two and women's health advocate. Her passion is to help people live a fit, healthy life through proper nutrition and exercise!

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