How to Treat and Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Do you have a strong, persistent urge to pee? Or does it burn down there more than you’d like to admit when you go? You may have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Learn what a UTI is, how to treat it, and how to prevent it from coming back again!

Do you have a strong, persistent urge to pee? Or does it burn down there more than you’d like to admit when you go? You may have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). We send our condolences as UTIs are a no-fun annoyance on the go.


What’s a UTI? 

A UTI is an infection that can be found in any part of the urinary tract system. This system includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.  


The bummer news is, if you are a woman, you have a greater risk of infection and for the infection to keep coming back. 


How do you know if you have a UTI? 

It won’t take you long to realize something isn’t completely right down there. Symptoms of a UTI include: 


  • Strong and persistent urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Red or pink urine (indicates blood in the urine)
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Pelvic pain (in women)


What causes a UTI?

The main culprit for a UTI to occur is bacteria. When the unwanted bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, it begins to multiply in the bladder, and suddenly you have an uninvited party of bacteria in your pants. 


Like we mentioned before, women are more at risk for contracting UTIs. This higher risk is due to the shorter distance between the anus and from the urethra entrance to the bladder. 


How do I treat a UTI? 

Although annoying, thankfully, UTIs are relatively easy to treat. First, connect with your doctor to see if an antibiotic is a right treatment for you. 


Since antibiotic treatments don’t always relieve the pain right away, you can use over-the-counter (OTC) products to treat the symptoms of a UTI. Examples of OTC products you can purchase are Azo, Cystex, Uricalm, or Uristat. Of course, generic versions of these are great, too!


Is there anything you can do to prevent a UTI?

You can incorporate plenty of preventative methods into your daily life to keep a UTI from happening. 


  • Drink more water: Urinating frequently allows bacteria to be flushed before an infection can even begin
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Empty your bladder after intercourse (sorry, this may ruin the mood, but you’ll thank yourself later)
  • Avoid potentially irritating feminine products 
  • Take a look at your birth control: Diaphragms, unlubricated condoms, or spermicide treated condoms can all lead to bacterial growth (again, sorry to be a party pooper)


Another way to prevent a UTI is by taking a UTI support supplement like the Checkable Wellness Urinary Tract Balance D-Mannose UTI Supplement. Taking a UTI supplement with D-mannose helps cleanse the urinary tract and maintain the health of the bladder lining. Additional ingredients like cranberry, hibiscus, and dandelion herb help create an ideal healing balance in the urinary tract.


Who should take a UTI support supplement?

If you are prone to UTIs or in a higher risk group (pregnant, using a catheter, having kidney stones, or using a diaphragm), you may be a good candidate to take a supplement to prevent an infection from starting in the first place. For full preventive force, use a supplement along with the other prevention methods listed above. 


Ready to start a UTI support supplement today? Get started here!



Mayo Clinic. “Urinary tract infection (UTI).” Mayo Clinic, 2021, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20353447. Accessed 30 September 2021.


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