28 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a very common condition in all age groups but pregnant women are at higher risk of UTIs due to the pressure caused by the growing uterus on the bladder and hormonal changes taking place during pregnancy. Urinary tract infection during pregnancy is dangerous as it can lead to complications and problems that hamper the health of the fetus.
Women suffering from Urinary tract infections may show symptoms like a burning sensation while passing urine, fever, and increased frequency of micturition. On the other hand, in a few cases, one might not have any of the above symptoms but show the presence of puss cells in the urine. Such a condition is known as asymptomatic bacteriuria.
In addition to this, women with hypertension, diabetes, or any such co-morbidities are at a high risk of suffering from UTIs during pregnancy.
Irrespective of the type of urinary tract infection, it’s always best to prevent it to avoid complications during pregnancy. Some easy tips to prevent UTI include:
· Drink plenty of water
· Maintain good hygiene
· Take plenty of fluids like juice, soups, etc along with water
· Consume lots of fruits
· When using public toilets make sure you use a wash `
· Keep your washrooms clean
Follow these simple tips for prevention and in case you suffer from UTI, make sure you consult your doctor immediately to get it treated to avoid serious health problems like renal failure or pregnancy complications.
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