This study shows that drinking more water can prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). We can reduce how often a person experiences recurrent urinary tract infections.
Drinking more water can help you avoid antibiotics
If you are prone to UTIs, frequency of occurrences and severity can be decreased just by drinking water. This in turn lowers the need for antibiotics. The body can often resolve minor, uncomplicated UTIs on its own without the help of antibiotics. Drinking water supports the body’s efforts at resolving this disease. By some estimates, 25–42 percent of uncomplicated UTIs clear on their own.
Woman are more prone to UTIs
About 60% of women will experience this common malady at some point in her life. And while men can get them, too (UTIs are the second most common infection), women are much more likely to contract one.
Avoiding sugar is crucial if you tend to reoccurring UTIs. When blood sugar levels are high, the excess sugar is removed through the urine. This feeds whatever bacteria may be in the bladder, creating a favorable environment for bacterial overgrowth.