By Board Certified Urologist Dr. Yana Barbalat
It's very common to assume that UTIs are linked to a hygiene issue, consequently UTI sufferers often feel that UTIs are their fault. However, the truth is, for most adults, poor hygiene is likely not the cause of their UTI as there are many other contributing factors that can make a person more susceptible to UTIs. These include genetic predispositions, recent sexual encounters, history of diabetes, incomplete bladder emptying, post menopausal state, and many other causes.
Nevertheless, UTIs are often caused by the transfer of bacteria from the anal area to the urethra and poor hygiene can unfortunately facilitate the movement of bacteria.
Water based, paraben free, PH balanced wipes are a great choice for women on the move or after sexual activity. Just remember to always wipe front to back!