If you're familiar with the relentless need to urinate and the excruciating burning feeling when you do, then you're painfully aware of what a urinary tract infection (UTI) is. UTIs are responsible for close to 10 million health care visits each year and are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary system. But how does bacteria get there in the first place?
Many people are quick to jump on the "too much sex" or "not enough water" bandwagons, and although these are valid UTI causes, there are also many unexpected ones that may not have shown up in your Google search. So if you're prone to UTIs or just want to reduce the chances of ever getting one, keep reading.