You keep getting urinary tract infections (UTIs) and your GP has tried you on antibiotics several times already.
Taking advice from anyone who’ll listen to how much pain you’re in means you’ve tried alternatives...
Drinking cranberry juice hasn’t helped and dodging alcohol and caffeine hasn’t either. What next?
I’m going to share some of the main causes of repeated and chronic urinary tract infections, as well as interstitial cystitis (IC) and how you can support your body.
What are UTIs?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection). They are one of the most common infections affecting older adults, particularly in women. They can be mildly irritating or they can be brutally painful.
Your symptoms might include: a burning sensation when peeing (dysuria), needing to pee more often than normal at night (nocturia), cloudy looking urine, an urgent need to pee, needing to pee all. the. damned. time, tummy or back pain, and sometimes even blood in your pee. It's vital to consult your GP as a first point of contact as - left untreated - things can get much worse.
“Killing” the pathogen with antimicrobials over and over, however, doesn’t repair the damage the original urinary infection has caused. And people get stuck in the same pattern and you can be susceptible to getting infections back again which makes the inflammation and irritation in the bladder worse.
None of these symptoms are pleasant, and antibiotics can’t fix a non-existent infection if you have interstitial cystitis (IC).
How do I know?
I understand the agony and frustration of IC and UTIs
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