1. Drink more water

Try and consume between 1,5 and 2 litres of water daily.

2. Contraception

Avoid using spermicidal gel. Chat to your doctor about what other options are available.

3. Eat yoghurt

Consuming bacteria with live cultures once a day encourages the replacement of the aggressive bacteria in the intestine with the more ‘friendly’ bacteria.

4. Sex

Flush out bacteria by passing urine within an hour (approximately) of having sex.

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5. Drink cranberry juice

If you get urinary tract infections often, try drinking a large glass of cranberry juice daily.

Source: Women’s Health for Life, Dr Sarah Jarvis and a team of world class women doctors

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