Research finds that your breasts have their own microbiome and that drinking water could keep UTIs at bay.
more than half of American women have experienced a bladder infection, or UTI. Of those, more than 25 percent will experience a second infection within six months, and 44 to 77 will have a recurrence within a year. If you’re one of these women, you know how desperately you do not want another UTI, and your solution could be as simple as turning on your tap.
According to research, simply increasing your water intake could keep repeat infections at bay. Study participants who normally drank less than 1.5 liters of fluids per day reduced their number of bladder infections by almost half just by drinking an additional six 8-ounce glasses of water a day. This fluid increase appears to reduce harmful bacteria and makes it more difficult for that bacteria to attach to the bladder walls, causing infection.
Remind yourself to drink more water by setting an alarm on your phone or with an app.