Women often suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) and drinking an additional three pints of water a day may notably lessen the risk urinary tract infections in women, a study suggests.
The study coming from the University of Miami in the US revealed that women are more vulnerable to UTIs than men as they have shorter urethra, a tube that connects the urinary bladder with urinary meatus and removes the fluids from the body. This enables the bacteria to travel from the rectum and vagina to the bladder.
Therefore, the intake of more fluids escalates the rate of flushing of bacteria from the bladder and reduces the concentration of bacteria that enter the bladder from the vagina, at the same time, the researchers said.
"It is good to know the recommendation is valid, and that drinking water is an easy and safe way to prevent an uncomfortable and annoying infection", lead author Thomas M. Hooton said in a statement.