Understanding a Urinary Tract Infection

If you are a woman, the chances of getting an urinary tract infection (UTI) is high. According to experts your lifetime risk of getting one is as high as 1 in 2. One million South African females suffer with recurring urinary tract infections each year, according to data reported. On the other side about 1 in 10 men will get an UTI in their lifetime.

Let us take a closer look at what is a UTI?
A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), is an infection in any part of your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder, ureter, and urethra.

Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Although the urinary system is designed to keep out such microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail. When that happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract.

Why are women at greater risk of developing an UTI than are men?
There is probably a thousand reason why, but according to some healthcare articles these are the top reasons:

Ladies, it is your anatomy. Because women have a shorter urethra than men, it shortens the distance that bacteria must travel to reach the bladder. More sexually active women tend to have more UTI’s due to a disturbance in pH balance and many more reasons (we will elaborate on this in a Blog to follow).
Women who use diaphragms for birth control may also be at higher risk, as well as women who use spermicidal agents.

Then the sensitive subject, menopause, yes menopause may cause urinary tract infections due to a decline in circulating oestrogen that causes changes in the urinary tract that make you more vulnerable to infection. So unfortunately, just being a woman, your risk for urinary tract infections are higher.

How will I know if I have a UTI?
Well firstly, you will know!! Women know right away when something is wrong down there. Usually a first sign is a strong and persistent urge to urinate. Then you will experience a burning sensation when urinating. Like that is not enough there will only be small amounts of urine with your frequent trips to the bathroom. Your urine may appear cloudy and have a very strong smell.

Some women experience pelvic pain especially in the centre of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone. More serious symptoms could be urine that appears red, this could be a sign of blood in the urine. Another symptom can be a fever. Please always consult with your healthcare provider if you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms.

You can also try these seven ways to avoid urinary tract infections:
1. It is best to wear cotton underwear.
2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate with plenty of water each day.
3. Cranberry juice or supplements taken daily may decrease recurring UTIs.
4. Try not to hold urine for prolonged periods of time.
5. It is very important to urinate after intercourse to help reduce risk.
6. As your mother always said: wipe from front to back. This will help prevent bacteria from the anal area encountering the urethra.
7. Avoid potentially irritating feminine products.

How will FulviPro treat your UTI?
FulviPro is an unique proprietary formulation of Fulvic Acid (CHD-FA), Cranberry Extract and Probiotics indicated for the optimal maintenance of urinary tract health and to prevent the recurrence of an urinary tract infections (UTI) and bladder infections.

The unique triple combination therapy in FulviPro Daily Care Capsules ensures ultimate long-term relief from any recurring UTI’s and allows you to enjoy a pain-free quality of life with comfort. The recommended maintenance dosage is 1 -2 capsules daily with a full glass of water for the prevention of a chronic urinary tract infection or bladder infection.

Pleasant tasting FulviPro Active Care Effervescent Tablets offer fast and effective symptom relief for the unexpected UTI that may be caused by diet change, disturbed pH levels, sexual activities, medication and over exposure to open water. The recommended dosage is 1 effervescent tablet 3 times per day with a full glass of water will provide immediate symptom relief from an UTI.

FulviPro is the trusted choice of UTI prevention, and is available online on Arista Emporium www.aristaemporium.co.za

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