What Are Urinary Tract Infections And How Can You Prevent It?

What Are Urinary Tract Infections And How Can You Prevent It?

29 Jul 2022 | 6 min Read

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Blame it on anatomy, but women are more likely to contract urinary tract infection (UTI) due to shorter urethra than men. While only 1 in 10 men is likely to get the infection in their lifetime.

That’s because bacteria don’t have to travel too far to infect a woman’s bladder. Additionally, the opening of the rectum is closer to the urethra and this is where the infection-causing bacteria live. 

Now, some women develop UTIs repeatedly and that can be worrisome and cause them lifetime risks including a persistent bladder infection. 

If you have contracted UTI repeatedly then here’s what you need to know to avoid it and keep yourself safe.

What is a Urinary Tract infection? 

A urinary tract infection or UTI is an infection that occurs in either your kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra. In other words, an infection that affects your urinary system

The most common type of UTI is a bladder infection. However, any part of the urinary tract like the ureters, kidneys or the urethra can get infected.

Causes Of UTI

The urethra is the tube that takes urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Since the urethra is close to the anus, bacteria such as E-.coli (Escherichia coli) from the large intestine can sometimes get into the urethra due to improper wiping of the anus. 

This bacteria can then travel up to your bladder and cause infections if it is not treated properly.

Women are more prone to UTIs if:

  • They are dehydrated: It’s important to stay well-hydrated. When we drink plenty of fluids, especially water, we urinate more often and that helps to prevent the bacteria from building up in the urinary tract and bladder.
  • Don’t urinate often: Holding back peeing for more than 3-4 hours is one of the common causes of UTI.
  • Don’t urinate after sex: Sexual intimacy can introduce bacteria into the urinary tract therefore it is important to urinate after you have sex.
  • Long baths: It’s advised to take showers rather than baths as the moisture from baths helps bacteria multiply. Even if you have to take a bath, remember to keep it short. 
  • Using douches and products like sprays: Hygiene sprays, powders and douches, sometimes irritate the urinary tract which leads to infection. 
  • Wear panties made of synthetic fabrics: Synthetic fabrics are not breathable and hence allow bacteria to thrive. Cotton panties are hygienic and also allow for better airflow.
  • Improper wiping: After using the bathroom, wiping from the back to front causes germs from the rectum to be transferred to the hands and also the tissue. The correct way to wipe is from the front to the back. Always use a fresh tissue if you need to wipe twice.

Other causes that can lead to UTIs are:

  • Enlarged prostate 
  • People with suppressed immune systems 
  • Frequent sexual intercourse 
  • Young children having difficulty in wiping themselves 
  • Conditions that block the urinary tract e.g. kidney stones 
  • Hospitalised patients due to catheterization
  • Medical conditions like spinal cord injury lead to incomplete emptying of the bladder 
  • Post-menopausal women due to a decrease in circulating estrogen 
  • Hormone changes
  • Multiple sclerosis

A urinary tract infection is normally treated with strong prescription antibiotics. But why risk an infection in the first place? You can avoid or reduce your chances of getting a UTI by following a few safety precautions including using a female urination device.


Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device 

It is in times like these where the Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device comes in handy.

How Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device Helps To Prevent UTI

The Sirona Peebuddy Female Urination Device allows women to stand and pee as it is a leak-proof, zero spillage and portable device that is ideal for when you are on the move; either travelling, camping, hiking, biking or even at airports, railway stations, malls, and restaurants, where you don’t want to use the public toilets.

It is a hygienic, zero-touch solution especially for use in public toilets. It allows you to stand and pee. In short it’s a blessing in disguise for women, as they no longer have to worry about holding their pee and dehydrating themselves while on the go, for fear of having to use unhygienic public toilets.

What Makes The Disposable Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device Unique?

The disposable Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device is India’s first female urination device. What makes it unique is that:

  • It is a portable and disposable solution.
  • It is made with water-resistant coated paper, making it leak-proof and also ensuring zero spillage. Designed with the feature of Single Hand Grip which makes it convenient to use. It is comfortable to use.
  • Each PeeBuddy is biodegradable and doesn’t harm the environment. 
  • The leak-proof design ensures zero leakage and spills, so you can pee without worrying about any leakage, spills or overflow.
  • It is very easy to carry because of its sleek design. The disposable Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device is only as thick as a card, making it easy for you to carry more than one in your bag.

For those who prefer a reusable urination device, the Reusable Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device is the best choice. Its durable body makes it reusable, its soft curvy edge gives a comfortable fit, while the middle frame provides a proper grip and the spot pours the urine away from the body. 

The Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device is the best solution to help you stay safe from toilet germs and infections as there is no need to hold your pee while you are out, squat while peeing or even wipe the toilet seat after you use it. In short, it’s the best solution to stay away from UTIs.

While it is a must-have device for all women, it is especially beneficial for pregnant women, frequent travellers, and women who suffer from arthritis.

How To Use Sirona Peebuddy Female Urination Device?

Besides being convenient, the device is also super easy to use. All you need to do is:

  • Move your panty aside and place the wider end of the funnel between your legs right under the flow area
  • Bend a little and slightly tilt the funnel downwards before peeing
  • The disposable Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device can be easily disposed of in the bin after use. Open-place-pee-throw, yes, it’s as easy as that!
  • Reuse the device

The Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device has been used by women of all ages and is the most trusted device. That’s why over 30 lakh pee buddy units have already been sold.
If you are looking for a solution to stay safe from UTIs, the Sirona PeeBuddy Female Urination Device provides the best solution.

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