1. Ayurveda attributes Pitta aggravation as the cause of UTI. In order to cure an existing condition of UTI or prevent its relapse one needs to follow Pitta pacifying diet and lifestyle.
  2. Drink plenty of water and fluids to flush out toxins and bacteria. Cranberry juice, carrot juice, pomegranate juice, buttermilk , and coconut water are excellent drinks to combat UTI.
  3. Include herbs such as turmeric, tulsi, coriander, cardamom , and cinnamon in your diet.
  4. Amla (gooseberry), gourds, cucumber, dates, green gram, drumstick, ghee , and barley are some of the food items which are effective in treating UTI.
  5. Avoid sour, excessive salty , and spicy foods. Too much sugar intake should also be discouraged.
  6. Fruits like orange, pineapple, grapes, peaches, mango , and plum should be avoided while recovering from UTI.
  7. Alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages should be avoided. Limit seafood and red meat intake.
  8. Try to avoid holding urine for longer periods and suppress the urge to urinate.
  9. Avoid tightfitting underwear, wear cotton breathable fabric underwears and make sure to keep the area dry.
  10. Women who suffer from UTI should avoid wearing tampons and should use sanitary pads instead. Frequent changing of pads should also be done.
  11. Try to maintain peace, calm , and contentment. Keep anger and irritability under control.
  12. Similarly, avoid overexposure to heat, sun, intense exercises , or overindulgence in sexual activity. Passing urine after intercourse is also advisable.

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