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Does diet and lifestyle modification help treat frequent UTI?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I have frequent UTI s and want to ask if a change in diet or lifestyle would help.Additional information,I was hospitalized in September for 10 days with UTI and confusion.
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need to rule out Cause if any.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

See, if there is a reason behind UTI then we need to find it and treat it.
Most common causes being Diabetes, stones in renal tract.
If no apparent causes then life style changes includes drinking plenty of water. Avoid public toilets.
Keep your private area clean and dry.
If you are sexually active the wash genitals properly after sex.
You can increase consumption of citrus fruits in diet like Apple, Grapefruit and oranges.
You can also take lemon water twice a daily.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Anshul Varshney,
Internal Medicine Specialist

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