The results of a new practical study published in the journal ( ) found that eating helps protect women in particular from developing bladder infections and reduces their risk by about half.
Bladder infections, including at least once, which increases the risk of infection again.
Women are more susceptible to infection with this disease because of the nature of their bodies, as the urethra in women is shorter than in men, which means that bacteria can more easily reach the bladder and urinary tract.
In addition, the opening of the urethra is very close to the anal area, which contains many bacteria.
However, if the infection is diagnosed early, it is not associated with serious health complications, and the symptoms of infection are:
- burning during urination
- Frequent need to use the toilet even when the bladder is empty.
In this study, the researchers targeted a number of participants, and asked them for some information such as the amount of fluid intake per day.
The participants were then divided into two groups:
- The first group drank an additional amount of water, approximately 1.5 liters.
- The second group: did not increase the consumption of fluids.
After 12 months of the experiment, the researchers found the following results:
- The incidence of infection decreased for those who drank more water by approximately 93%
- The second group had an 88% increased risk of bladder infections.