Best Ways to Prevent UTI and ICD 10 Code For UTI
If you have a burning feeling when you urinate and pain or pressure in your lower abdomen, you may have Urinary Tract Infection or UTI in short. The risk of this disease is higher in women. That is why women have to do the best prevention of UTI. Commonly, UTI is caused by bacteria such as E. coli that enter the urinary tract. Other signs when a woman has UTI are a frequent or intense urge to urinate, feeling tired or shaky, fever, and cloudy or dark and even bloody urine.
International Classification of Diseases Tenth Edition which is the standard diagnostic tool for health management and clinical purposes has analysis of UTI. This tool includes some diagnosis codes. ICD-10 for UTI is N39. That is a valid ICD-0 diagnosis code. ICD-10 for UTI can be found in Chapter 4 section N30-N39 that includes information about urinary system diseases. Without further ado, here are best ways to prevent UTI in women.
- Clean Your Area Well After Using Bathroom
Hygiene is vital to prevent UTI. Everybody seems aware of this thing but they often do not know the best way to do it. Make sure that you always wipe from the front to the back after using the bathroom. Never think to reach it from behind because germs from the rectum can be transferred to the hand and tissue you use. Also after bowel movement, make sure that you clean the area front and back gently.
- Do Not Wear Nonbreathing Materials Undergarment
The material of your undergarment definitely affects your urinary tract. The tight-fitting undergarment made of nonbreathing materials may lead maceration of the skin and bacterial over growth adjacent to the opening of the bladder. Instead, use cotton underwear.
- Drink More Water
Some people believe that every urinary tract infection may be decreased by drinking enough water. Make sure that drinking water become your habit. Start with 1 extra glass with each healthy meal. Besides that, cranberry juice is also reducing urinary infections.
- Be Intelligent about Intimacy
Sexual activity may also increase risk because it can introduce bacteria into woman’s bladder. Your bladder must be emptied after intercourse. You can do that by drink 2 extra glasses of water and always urinate soon after intercourse to clear out any bacteria that may reach the urethra.
If you already experience the symptoms of UTI, seek medical attention immediately to clear up infection and prevent any complications.