Let’s talk about our health and one common infection that affects us, UTI. Women are more prone to Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. This is because the female’s urethra is shorter hence the bacteria can reach the bladder easily. UTI occurs when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, the tube that connects the urinary bladder to the genitals and transports and discharges urine outside the body.
Some women must be extra vigilant and should take extra precaution if they are pregnant, sexually active, or at a menopausal stage.
- Painful and burning sensation when urinating
- Strong, frequent urge to urinate
- Urine looks cloudy or bloody
- Urine smells foul
- Lower abdominal pain or pelvic pressure or pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever and chills
I suffered from urinary tract infection some years ago and the first symptom I noticed was the painful sensation when urinating. It came to a point that I dread going to the toilet to pee because it’s so painful. I was prescribed with antibiotics to treat the infection.
It is important to take medicines if you have UTI. Bacteria that have infected the bladder may travel to the upper urinary tract made up of the ureters and the kidneys. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney infection.
As treatment for UTI, antibiotics are usually prescribed. The problem here is that the frequent intake of antibiotics to treat UTI, as for recurring infection, can lead to side effects such as liver disease. Also, patients who repeatedly take antibiotics for their UTI eventually develop resistance to the medication as the bacteria build their resistance over time.
- Drink plenty of water or fluids. By drinking water, it will help flush out the bacteria.
- Empty bladder or urinate after sex. This is one thing I only learned now that I’m writing this post. Urinating after sex clears out any bacteria that may have entered the urethra.
- Wipe from front to back.
- Don’t hold your pee. Doctors recommend to use the bathroom every 4 to 6 hours.
- Wear breathable underwear and loose-fitting clothing. Opt for cotton undies as much as possible.
- Take cranberry tablets supplements. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins, which are thought to prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder.
CranUTI Cranberry Supplement:
After my UTI episode, I made it a point to drink cranberry juice, there were no tablets or supplements before. But I always suffer from hyperacidity or stomach upset because of the juice. Fortunately, there’s CranUTI Cranberry Supplement that comes in capsule form. One capsule of CranUTI is equivalent to approximately 300 ml of pure cranberry juice without dilution, without sugar, colorings, flavorings or preservatives.
Each capsule of CranUTI contains 350mg of cranberry extract. It is a rich source of Proanthocyanidin antioxidant which prevents E. Coli and other UTI-causing bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract. Dosage is 1 to 2 capsules daily. It can be taken as a daily supplement to prevent UTI and to enjoy additional health benefits. Aside from treating UTI, CranUTI helps fight cancer-causing carcinogens, promotes healthy cholesterol levels, and combats dental plaque build-up. It contains powerful antioxidants that combat cell damage and aging and is rich in vitamin C and calcium for improved overall well-being.
CranUTI is available at Mercury Drug stores and other drugstores nationwide in sachet foils of 10 capsules (Php 120), jars of 60 capsules (Php 660), and pack 10s of 100 capsules (Php 1200). CranUTI is FDA-approved and is safe for children, pregnant women, and senior citizens.
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