A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Bacteria cause the vast majority of UTIs. Fungi or viruses can also cause UTIs.
UTIs are the second most common type of infection in humans.
Ways to prevent Urinary tract infections.
Wipe front to back. Always wipe from the front to the back after using the bathroom. Do not try to reach from behind because germs from the rectum can be transferred to the hand and tissue.
Do not wear tight-fitting undergarments made of nonbreathing materials. With such fabrics, accumulating moisture builds up .
Drink more water. Start with 1 extra glass with each meal. If the urine appears any darker than a very pale yellow, this means not enough liquid is being ingested; increase the fluid intake.
When engaging in physical activity and exercise, make sure to empty the bladder frequently and drink plenty of water and other fluids.
Take special precautions after sexual activity; such activity may also increase risk because it can introduce bacteria into the bladder area.
Always remember your health first!