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Are you more likely to get a UTI if you don't drink a lot of water. I am lucky if i drink 2 glasses of water a day.

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Push right fluids

Although no good controlled studies show fluid intake reduces UTI risk it's postulated yes (must be right fluid; not carbonated/ caffeinated /high sugar):1.
Incr'd urine output (uo) dilutes bladder bacteria 2. Incr'd uo washes bacteria out/cleans lining 3. Incr frequency shrinks bladder decr'g surface area where bacteria thrive 4. Maintains optimal ph. Fluid restriction in women incr's UTI rate.

In brief: Push right fluids

Although no good controlled studies show fluid intake reduces UTI risk it's postulated yes (must be right fluid; not carbonated/ caffeinated /high sugar):1.
Incr'd urine output (uo) dilutes bladder bacteria 2. Incr'd uo washes bacteria out/cleans lining 3. Incr frequency shrinks bladder decr'g surface area where bacteria thrive 4. Maintains optimal ph. Fluid restriction in women incr's UTI rate.
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Staying hydrated is important to help flush any bacteria out of the bladder and prevent uti.

In brief: Yes

Staying hydrated is important to help flush any bacteria out of the bladder and prevent uti.
Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
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