The 3 components everyone should know about recurrent UTIs
Your urogenital health (that is, your vaginal health and bladder health) is all related.
Your urogenital health (that is, your vaginal health and bladder health) is all related.
Check out some of the most common UTI questions Dr. Carrie Aisen...
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Determining urinary frequency or overactive bladder (OAB) needs to take into account...
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Why do some people get more UTIs than others? Learn more about...
Many women report UTIs in conjunction with or immediately following their menstrual...
This guide is here to support you in understanding the differences between bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections, and yeast infections.
Sex is a common trigger of both urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV), so an increase in sexual activity can therefore increase your risk of UTIs. It’s important to note that UTIs are not a sexually transmitted infection (aka you are not passing a UTI from one partner to another).
As your body’s estrogen level begins to decline in the years leading up to and after the menopause transition, your vaginal and urinary health may also be impacted.
Determining urinary frequency or overactive bladder (OAB) needs to take into account volume of fluid, type of fluid, diet, bowel pattern, stress/social factors, medication and the skeletal muscles of your pelvic floor, all of which affect urination.
Pelvic floor therapy includes a series of exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and can help with urinary health issues. Read how to do some pelvic floor exercises at home from an actual pelvic floor physical therapist.
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Pelvic floor exercises, or Kegel exercises, strengthen your pelvic floor and improve bladder control.
Evidence says that, yes, physical therapy can help prevent recurring UTIs.
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UTIs and pelvic floor health are common urinary health concerns for the trans community. Aleece Fosnight, PA-C explains.
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Dr. Katherine Klos is a board-certified urologist practicing in Washington, DC and a Uqora Medical Advisor. She completed her medical training at the University of Alabama and her urology residency at The George Washington University. Since graduating residency in 2012, she has developed a practice that focuses on pelvic health for both male and female patients. Dr. Klos understands the multidimensional aspects of urologic care and believes in a partnership approach to help her patients reach their goals through traditional medical therapeutics and overall wellness strategies. Dr. Klos is also active in research and developing technologies, and she serves in an advisory role at the FDA. Outside of patient care, Dr. Klos is a talented pastry chef and enjoys spending time with her three young children.
A UTI test strip and dipstick test for leukocytes and nitrites in the urine. When your urine is nitrite positive, it likely means there’s a bacterial infection. Leukocyte negative means that the amount of white blood cells in your urine are low and not secreting leukocyte esterase, which is a compound white blood cells excrete when they’re activated, or fighting off an infection.
Ureaplasma is a bacteria that lives in the respiratory and the urogenital parts of both males and females and is typically transmitted through sexual intercourse. If ureaplasma becomes too dominant, it can cause a UTI. Ureaplasma may not present in a standard urine culture and may go undiagnosed or be incorrectly diagnosed as Interstitial Cystitis (IC).
My name is Crystal Liu, I am 39 year old living in San Diego. I am here to tell you that life doesn’t end with an IC diagnosis.
Antibiotic resistance is becoming an increasingly dangerous issue that can affect all of us. Learn more about how this threat can impact you!
Understand how UTIs and BVs are contracted from sex and what habits to incorporate to prevent them in the future.
Why do some people get more UTIs than others? Learn more about your urinary tract health and the recent study behind UTI frequency.
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The short answer is yes, it is possible to get a UTI after a hysterectomy procedure. The long answer is that a UTI after a hysterectomy may not be directly related to the procedure and here's why.
The biological occurrence of a UTI is the same in both males and females: bacteria ascend up the urinary tract through the urethra and cause an infection. About 20% of all urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in men and up to 14% of males will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime.
Here’s the ultimate guide to the function of the 4 major parts of the urinary tract.
Catheters can be used when there are complications with the process of urinary drainage. These complications can be long-term or short-term, and are generally used for therapeutic or diagnostic reasons to support the process of urinary drainage. UTIs attributed to catheter use are one of the most common infections acquired in healthcare facilities (8). In fact, approximately 75% of UTIs acquired.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with recurring UTIs swear by hydration as a preventative measure and studies have shown that drinking more water was associated with decreased occurrence of UTI hospital visits.
UTIs can come into play in all stages of life. However, in our older years, UTIs can not only present differently but can occur for different reasons.
As we age there are many biological changes that occur, which can increase your risk of UTIs.
From anecdotal, clinical, and survey data, you can get a UTI in a few different ways.
You are not alone if you think you are getting too many urinary tract infections (UTIs). Frequent (or recurrent) UTIs are common, especially in women.
How bacteria use biofilms to protect themselves from antibiotics, the immune system, and cause recurring UTIs that are difficult to fight.
Let’s be clear – leakage of urine is not an inevitable part of aging. Incontinence is a very common problem that affects up to 25% of women.
Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, is an inflammatory condition resulting from the overgrowth of "bad" bacteria in the vagina. Studies have shown that women with BV have anywhere from 2-13x increased risk of contracting a UTI.
Check out some of the most common UTI questions Dr. Carrie Aisen has been asked and things you should know before treating one.
Doctors prescribe prophylactic antibiotics to guard patients from bacteria that cause UTIs, but, what’s the catch?
There are many available methods for testing for urinary tract infections (UTIs). This is an overview of the current approaches to testing.
The last decade has brought many milestones in the world of UTI research.
UTIs can become a big problem for women starting in menopause, and getting one UTI can mean a high-risk for more.
IC can possibly be explained by two types of recurrent UTIs: UTIs caused by hidden bacteria and UTIs caused by uncommon bacteria.
Many women report UTIs in conjunction with or immediately following their menstrual cycle. Read on to learn precautionary measures.
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Vaginal pH and urine pH are key factors for maintaining optimum urinary health.
Between swimming and traveling, you may find yourself more prone to urinary tract issues this season.
If you’re prone to UTIs, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions when selecting your underwear and lubricant.
The UTI glossary is home to the terms you may have seen throughout your journey with urinary health.
Meet Uqora Medical Advisor and Urologist, Dr. Katherine Klos. Dr. Klos understands the multidimensional aspects of urologic care and specializes in recurrent UTIs, interstitial cystitis, pelvic pain, prostatitis and erectile dysfunction. Learn more about her approach to UTI management and her expertise here.
Meet Heather Fraebel, PT, DPT, a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist in Boulder, Colorado. Here, she shares her view on treating chronic UTIs. She treats women and men addressing a variety of pelvic health dysfunctions involving the urinary, bowel, and reproductive systems. She has a special interest in UTIs as she has battled with recurrent UTIs herself.
Meet Kristen Schreiber, MMS, PA-C, a Physician Associate at Urology of St. Louis in Missouri. Here she shares her view on treating chronic UTIs.
Janet Coleman is a health expert based in Colorado, USA. She writes content based on the health and wellness of the people for publications such as TheConsumerMag.
Dr. Payal Bhandari, Functional Medicine MD, reviews which foods are good (and bad) if diagnosed with IC.