Menopause can cause recurring UTI’S
For some women, menopause can be a difficult time and can see the onset of recurring UTI’s. Not only are they faced with hot flushes, sleepless nights, mood swings and weight gain, many women are also faced with reoccurring urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infection in women. UTI’s can be a chronic problem, especially for postmenopausal women. There are a number of reasons why menopause can cause recurring UTI’s
Menopause can cause recurring UTI’s due to Estrogen
It may be due to estrogen levels declining significantly post-menopausal. A lack of estrogen can change vaginal ph, which leads to an increase in the risk of UTI’s. Because estrogen allows good bacteria (Lactobacillus) to thrive. Lactobacillus produces acid, which lowers vaginal pH. Ultimately this keeps the ‘bad’ bacteria in check. As your ovaries no longer produce estrogen there are less good bacteria to fight off bad bacteria. Bad bacteria attach to the wall of the urethra and results in a urinary tract infection. Therefore explaining why menopause can cause recurring UTI’s.
Using a product like Uqora promote may help prevent this. Because promote is a probiotic that includes the only two probiotic strains clinically demonstrated to restore and maintain good vaginal bacteria and ph. Those bacteria are specific to vaginal health. Having the right vaginal ph can also help with preventing vaginal dryness and irritation.
Menopause can cause recurring UTI’s because of Urinary Incontinence
As high as 40% of menopausal women face urinary incontinence. During the aging process, the muscles of the pelvic floor become weak. One of the roles of Estrogen is to stimulate blood flow to the pelvic region, which helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles. As estrogen decreases, these muscles become weak. Often lacking the strength to keep the bladder closed. A quick solution to this is to wear panty liners and pads. However, prolonged use of wet, moist absorbent pads exposes your urethra directly to bacteria. This can increase the chance of a UTI. Some women can get anxious about having an accident and experiencing bladder leakage. To help prevent this they sometimes purposely reduce their fluids intake. A low fluid intake can increase the risk of UTI’s and this is why menopause can cause recurring UTI’s.
Good news is we can help
Treatment for a confirmed UTI is to take antibiotics. The good news is that Uqora target and Uqora control can be highly beneficial in ensuring you don’t get any more. Control helps because it removes biofilm in your bladder. Sometimes old bacteria can hide in your bladder in the biofilm, resulting in UTI’s that seem to come from nowhere. Giving some explanation for the negative urine cultures. Postmenopausal women should speak to their professional healthcare provider on ways to increase vaginal ph. Making sure you drink adequate water throughout the day and work on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. Taking Uqora control to remove any old bacteria from your bladder is a good natural way to prevent UTI’s. Uqora target ensures that no new bacteria get introduced.
UTI prevention:Hope Ricciotti, MD and editor in chief of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, writes, “there are effective prevention strategies for healthy women at midlife who are struggling with recurrent UTIs.”
- Urination: Give yourself the time you need to empty your bladder completely and don’t strain.
- Empty your bladder after sex.
- Vaginal estrogen creams can help restore the “good/bad” balance of bacteria in your vagina or use vaginal probiotics.
- A doctor can check to see if you have pelvic organ prolapse, which can be associated with urinary tract infections.
- Use the prescribed antibiotics exactly as your physician prescribes to prevent it from coming back.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid sitting in a warm bath or spa pool.
- Ditch all douches, feminine sprays, and harsh soaps in the genital area.
- Wear cotton underwear during the day.
- Wear no underwear at nigjht.
- Do not have intercourse while being treated for a UTI.
- Wipe front to back.
- Drink Uqora—a natural and safe effective way to chase out UTI-causing bacteria.