Is Biofilm the cause of your recurring Urinary Tract Infections?
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired from Urinary Tract Infections? Biofilm causes recurring Urinary Tract Infections. and could be the cause of yours. Often these infections don’t respond to antibiotics in the way they should. But the good news is scientists have discovered that Biofilm may be the cause of your recurring UTI’s and this can be treated without using antibiotics.
UTI’s are traditionally classified based on clinical symptoms and a positive urine culture. The current treatment approach for a UTI is to give you antibiotics. However antibiotic resistance is on the rise, including resistance to strains of E.coli. E.coli is the most common cause of a UTI. When you feel like your peeing acid you will happily take the antibiotics and wait for some pain relief. When a urine culture comes back clear, but the patient’s symptoms are persistent the doctor often is confused as to what is causing the discomfort. It could be that Biofilm is the cause of their UTI.
For me and for thousands of others the recurring cycle was I got a UTI, I treated it with antibiotics, then I got thrush from the antibiotics which were then treated with antifungals, which then led to an imbalance of healthy bacteria which made me susceptible to another UTI and so on. All UTI’s if left untreated can lead to kidney disease or fatal blood poisoning. If you have a confirmed UTI you need to take your prescribed antibiotic. So how do we prevent getting another one so we can break the antibiotic cycle?
What is Biofilm?
You probably have heard the saying that once you get one UTI you are more susceptible to getting more. If you have had relapses and several courses of antibiotics then it is quite likely that you have biofilm. Bacteria use a mechanism called biofilm to stay hidden in your bladder wall. Some call this an embedded infection. In simple terms the bacteria group together and form a protective shield inside your cells. Within the biofilm, they can potentially avoid your immune cells as well as antibiotics. This may also account for negative urine cultures. These bacteria may lay here dormant until your immune system is weak, at which time they will release themselves and establish a new infection.
“When bacteria are under stress—which is the story of their lives—they team up and form this collective called a biofilm. If you look at naturally occurring biofilms, they have very complicated architecture. They are like cities with channels for nutrients to go in and waste to go out.”, according to Andre Levchenko, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
How do I get rid of Biofilm?
So now that you know that Biofilm causes recurring Urinary Tract Infections. the good news is that I have found a product that works to beat the biofilm. Uqora Control fights old bacteria that may be living in the urinary tract from a past infection. It does this by chipping away at existing biofilm and binding to bacteria which are then flushed out of the urinary tract. It also makes it harder for bacteria to form a biofilm. And even better it is a natural treatment. All you need to do is take 2 capsules of control daily to break up biofilm and help fight UTI’s. For me I found I only needed to take control for a month, some people may need to take it longer. I just followed up with taking Uqora Target to prevent any new bacteria from entering my bladder.
Click below for another really good article to read on biofilm and a good video with detailed scientific explanations.