Dr. Hassan M. Sondakji explained simple and uncomplicated preventive measures that we should practice frequently in our daily lives, which we can do without bothering our routine and the most important the best behaviors for prevention of diseases.
Dr. Hassan Mohamed Sondakji
Internal Consultant and Heart
Prince Sultan Center for Heart in Riyadh
When pursuing medical news and accompanying scientific developments, it is not necessarily about “miraculous discoveries.” It may be that the efficacy of simple therapeutic or preventive measures is a development that serves to improve the health of hundreds of millions of people around the world. That discovery or scientific development is very important considering the depth of suffering from a health problem. This is more evident in the prevention of diseases, which is the best behavior in dealing with diseases, because the “dirham” in achieving this prevention is better than the “Kantar” to achieve the treatment of patients when they have the problem of health. The best behaviors of disease prevention are those simple and uncomplicated preventive measures that we practice frequently in our daily lives that we can do without bothering, while at the same time giving us health benefits that are broader and deeper than many think.
There are many examples of common, costly, physically burdensome and burdensome health problems for patients and draining the potential of medical care. Urinary tract infections, or urinary tract, are one of them. According to medical statistics, urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infection among women worldwide. Medical statistics in the United States state that microbial infections are higher among women between the ages of 16 and 35 and more than 10 One in every woman suffers from urinary tract infections each year, and about 60% of women experience these microbial infections at some point in their life. The recurrence of urinary tract infections is about 80 per cent, of which 50 per cent is received in the first year following treatment of the first infection.
Because of urinary tract infections, in the United States alone, without the rest of the world, there are about 12 million visits each year to doctors’ clinics and more than a million visits to hospital ambulances, followed by a number of tests for each patient and a description of antibiotics. The direct cost of treating urinary tract infections in the United States alone, without the rest of the world, is about $ 2 billion a year. We can expect visits to the doctors’ clinics, the tests to be performed and the total cost of treating urinary tract infections worldwide.
This health problem requires treatment as soon as it gets through the patient through the development of scientific research in the diagnosis of rapid and accurate infection and the development of types of antibiotics active in the removal of those infections microbial, but at the same time a health problem can be prevented from infection and require scientific research on the simplest and easiest ways protection.
The proposed medical means of prevention, which have proved to be useful, are simple and easy means, the most important of which is to drink water.
Among the “Week of Infectious Diseases 2017”, which took place from October 4 to 8 in San Diego, California, the researchers from the University of Miami presented the results of their study «Effects of drinking water in the extent to achieve prevention of urinary tract infections» . (IDWeek 2017) is a gathering of the annual events of the American Association of Infectious Diseases (IDSA), the United States Society for Health Epidemiology (SHPA), the HIVMA Association and the American Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PIDS) ).
In their study, the researchers noted that young women who had been treated successfully for urinary tract infections and who had been keen to drink one and a half liters of water every day were about 50 percent less likely to return to urinary tract infections than younger women Urinary tract infections have not yet deviated from them to drink water that daily amount, which resulted in comparison to the group of young women who have been drinking water, reduced their need to receive antibiotics by 47 per cent to address the infection of microbial infection in the liquefied K urinary. In addition, the period of time is longer between the first ubiquitous infection and the subsequent recurrence of urinary tract infections, and is expected to increase the likelihood of recurrence.
It is known that women generally have the highest incidence of urinary tract infections, and about 4 times higher than men. This is due to several reasons, most notably the difference in the anatomical structure of female urinary tract passages compared with men, which involves shortening the length of the urethra in females, Genital area to the urethra and access to the bladder. “Increasing drinking water reduces the risk of urinary tract infections in two ways: first, to inhibit bacterial adhesion to the bladder walls, and to reduce the chance of bacterial proliferation and increased concentration,” said Dr. Thomas Hutton, principal investigator and director of infectious diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Thus reducing the chances of urinary tract infections. This cleaning of urinary tracts from bacteria using water is the way to achieve prevention. ”
The researchers’ observation of the results of this study that the human desire to drink a liter and a half liters of water on a daily basis, or about 6 cups at the rate of only one glass every 4 hours, achieving a reduction of about 50 percent in the risk of infections of the urinary tract, Are profoundly useful when applying these results to hundreds of millions of people. It also adds to the many health benefits of having to drink enough daily water. The simplest way to make sure that you drink enough water a day is to remove the urine in a very pale or yellow color.
Source: Asharq Al-Awsat