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Heal with Hydration: How Water Eases UTI Symptoms (+ More Tips)

Kayla Guenzel
By Kayla Guenzel
Davor Štefanović - Editor for Mayu Water
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated February 1, 2024.

A woman pouring water into a glass, remaining properly hydrated and minimizing the chance of UTIs

Approximately half of all women and about 13% of men will encounter a urinary tract infection (UTI) during their lifetime. A UTI is an infection that occurs in any part of the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. This bacterial infection can cause discomfort and pain, and could potentially escalate into serious complications if left untreated.

Risk factors include pregnancy, age, sexual activity, and inadequate personal care, with women being particularly susceptible. A lesser-known factor in the development of UTIs is hydration.

Let's explore the connection between water and UTIs, including how staying hydrated can alleviate symptoms and help manage this common health issue.

Symptoms of UTIs

Typical symptoms of a UTI include:

  • Blood in the urine or cloudy urine
  • Pelvic pain in women
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Pain or burning sensation during urination
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Cramping in the lower back or abdomen
  • Feeling a strong urge to urinate despite an empty bladder

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may have a UTI.


Early detection of UTIs is key! If you experience any of these symptoms, don't hesitate to consult with a healthcare professional

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What to Drink During a UTI

Some UTIs, particularly those that are not severe, may resolve themselves. However, for more severe cases, it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional. In conjunction with medical treatment, there are steps you can take at home to alleviate your symptoms. One of the simplest yet most effective measures is to stay hydrated.

So, what should you drink if you have a UTI? Cranberry juice is a popular choice, as it has been shown to prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract. However, it's crucial to opt for cranberry juice that is free of sweeteners.

And then, of course, there's water. Clean drinking water is essential when managing a UTI, as it can help flush bacteria from your urinary system. Aim to consume a minimum of 6-8 glasses of water a day, though 11-14 glasses may be even more beneficial. Hydration not only aids in flushing out the infection but also supports your body's overall immunity, assisting in the natural elimination of bacteria and other toxins.

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The Importance of Water Quality

The quality of the water you consume is just as vital as the quantity. Did you know that structured water—similar to the uncontaminated water found in glaciers—is beneficial in preventing UTIs? Unlike tap or bottled water, structured water is free of chemicals and can be more readily absorbed by the body. It's also said to improve the detoxifying effects of water, allowing molecules to cross cell membranes more easily.

One way to ensure a consistent intake of structured water is to use a countertop water structuring device like the Mayu Swirl. This can serve as a daily reminder to drink enough water to support your overall health.

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Your First Line of Defense Against UTIs

Hydration plays a crucial role in managing UTIs, from alleviating symptoms to possibly preventing infection. Consuming enough water—especially water of good quality—can assist your body in naturally eliminating harmful bacteria. By recognizing the symptoms of a UTI and understanding the importance of hydration in managing this common health issue, you can take proactive steps toward maintaining your urinary health.

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