Recurring UTIs | Help

Posted by Christine Jurzenski on

Dr. Kalpana Gupta, infectious diseases specialist and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School, has good news and bad news about those pesky UTIs.
👎The bad news, recurring UTIs aren’t necessarily your fault, some women are just prone to them (bummer).
 
👍The good news, you’re not doing anything wrong (yay!) as recurring UTIs aren’t necessarily your fault, some women are just prone to them!
 
💡Did you know? UTIs account for nearly 12 MILLION doctor visits every year in the US (per the National Kidney Foundation)...you’re not alone.
 
🤷‍♀️ So what causes recurrent UTIs? A UTI occurs when harmful bacteria enter the urinary tract and cause inflammation. Recurrent UTIs can be caused by bacteria that remain in the urinary tract after a previous infection.
Try some of these tips to prevent UTIs before they happen:
1. Drink plenty of water. Aim for about 2 to 3 litres per day.
2. Use alternative contraception that doesn’t include spermicide.
3. Empty your bladder immediately after sex.
4. Wipe from front to back.
5. DRINK CRANEL*
*What’s CRANEL you ask? Cranel is a daily shot of 3,000 cranberries + water. That’s it! No sugar, no flavouring, no surprises. Check it out here.
Good luck, and may the UTI Gods ever be in your favour.

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