Symptoms associated with chronic UTIs include:
- Feeling that you always have to urinate
- Dark urine and/or blood in urine
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Pain in the kidneys
- Pain in the bladder area
- Foul-smelling urine
If UTIs spread to the kidneys, additional symptoms may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- A fever over 101 degree
- Confusion and mental disorientation
- Excessive fatigue
Who is at risk for chronic UTIs?
Women get more UTIs than men because the urethra is in close proximity to the rectum, and this makes it easy for bacteria from the rectum to get to the urethra, causing an infection. To minimize getting UTIs in this manner, it is encouraged that young girls and women wipe from front to back and not back to front.
The other reason that women are more at risk is that their urethra is shorter than men. Therefore, the bacteria have a shorter distance to travel to the bladder causing bacteria to quickly multiply and cause an infection.
The use of diaphragms may also increase the risk of UTIs because the diaphragm pushes up against the urethra, making it more difficult to completely empty the bladder.
Men are not exempt from getting UTIs, but they are not as prone to this type of infection as women. An enlarged prostate is the most common reason that men get UTIs. Due to the enlarged prostate, the bladder is unable to empty completely and bacteria can easily grow.
Antibiotics are usually prescribed to treat UTIs in both men and women. The problem occurs when there is too much antibiotic in your system because your body becomes resistant to the medication that is supposed to help you. The great thing about our urinary support supplement is that it is natural and will work with your body to heal itself. d-Mannose power is the main ingredient in our urinary support supplement. d-Mannose binds to flora and improves the mucus lining of the urinary tract, ultimately reducing the risk of UTIs.
Your health is very important to us, so call our office today at 949-650-0616 to make an appointment.