Can Dehydration Cause A Urinary Tract Infection?

Because so many suffer from UTI’s, another common question that is asked many times is- Can Dehydration Cause A Urinary Tract Infection?.
UTI’s, Bladder Infections, and Urinary Tract Infectioins, all different names for the same thing, affect people from all over the world. It doesn’t really matter where you live, the symptoms, causes, and cures are the same.
A recent article about the rise in UTI’s in the summer months in the UAE talks about not drinking enough water or dehydration as a contributor to higher incidences of kidney and urinary tract infections.

Can Dehydration Cause A Urinary Tract Infection?

Can Dehydration Cause a Urinary Tract InfectionSome experts have noted a rise in patients suffering from symptoms of dehydration such as kidney and urinary tract infections.

“We see these types of conditions due to low hydration levels often during summer. We usually see anywhere between a 10 to 20 per cent increase in patients, but this year already I have noticed more patients,” says Dr Sabina Aidarous, a family medicine specialist at the Imperial Healthcare Institute in Dubai Healthcare City.

The recommended daily amount of water during the summer is between 10-12 glasses per day to meet the demands of our bodies…

You can read the rest of the article at  http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/dont-let-dehydration-drain-you.  It talks about some additional ways to hydrate your body with various liquids besides just water.

  • Coconut water- “Research has shown that coconut water helps the kidney function and prevents infections. The kidney filters all of the waste from the fluid,” says Aidarous.
  • Watermelon – “Watermelon is one of the fruits that has up to 70 per cent water,” says Abu Taha.
  • Bananas- “Bananas are full of potassium and rich in sodium, which helps hold the water for longer.
  • Oral rehydration salts– This sodium and glucose solution, first researched in the 1940s, can help towards the rehydration of the body when mixed with safe drinking water and can be found in ready-mixed sachets.
  • Salt baths- Salts have, for centuries, been used to help get rid of toxins in the body and natural salts are effective in restoring the mineral balance in the skin. Minerals such as magnesium also aid in water retention.

How much water do you drink a day? Is it enough to keep your body sufficiently hydrated.  There are many other problems caused by lack of hydration as well.  Tell us what you have experienced and did drinking more water help?

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