Monday, October 19, 2009
UTIs otherwise known as Urinary track infections are very common yet very annoying. I personally have never had one, but my 6 year old daughter has had one and one of my very good friends gets them a couple times per month. So when I heard about this product I knew I just had to find out more.
Just the facts:
Know Your Bladder Better: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Facts
Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., Board-Certified Urologist, Clears Up the UTI Myths to Clear Up the Infection
DATELINE – Did you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for 8.3 million doctor visits each year? “UTIs are considered the second most common infection in the body,” says Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., urologist and author of “A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women,” (Copernicus Books, 2006).
“Because these infections are so common, quite a few myths revolve around who gets a UTI and why these infections occur in certain women. Although I don’t know why they occur, there are a few things that we do know,” says Dr. Kavaler, who is one of less than 500 female urologists in the United States specializing in female urinary tract issues. “UTIs do not damage your kidneys or bladder, and you are not getting them from your partner or a toilet seat.”
“It’s also true that women get more UTIs than men, probably because females have a shorter urethra, which makes it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder. The problem is not what goes into the bladder, but what does not leave.” explains Dr. Kavaler. “If something is inhibiting urination, that’s when bacteria can be trapped inside the urinary tract and have a chance to cling to the walls, causing an infection, so proper flow is key.”
While some women may diagnose themselves, a UTI requires both confirmation with a doctor’s diagnosis (urinalysis and/or urine culture) and a course of antibiotics to clear it up. However, it may take several days to get in to see your physician, and for the antibiotics to kick in, so look for Cystex, the only over-the-counter urinary pain reliever available with a dual-action formula that not only eases the pain and burning caused by a UTI, but also contains an antibacterial to help stop the progression of bacterial growth.
To help women better understand UTIs and how they can be avoided and treated, Dr. Kavaler is taking part in the new Cystex “Know Your Bladder Better” video series where new video topics will be posted and available to download, post on blogs/Web sites or share.
Do you want to have a bottle of Cystex on hand to get you by until you can see your Doctor? The awesome people at Robin Leedy & Associates,Inc. have offered to give one of my readers some cystex of their very own.
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