Starting out in the dating world and running the gauntlet of STI’s & UTI’s (not to mention unplanned pregnancies) can be enough to drive a girl wild!
In these heady years of partying and new relationships, a girl’s genitourinary health is at high risk of infection.
UTI’s or Urinary Tract Infections are extremely common and very uncomfortable. They can result in urinary frequency that makes it hard to walk for fear of needing to pee. It can also cause pain on urination.
If you are unlucky enough to have the bacteria responsible travel from the bladder to the kidneys then you will develop a kidney infection known as Cystitis. It can create a fever and pain in the lower back along with the other urinary symptoms.
Altogether a miserable experience and one that can be repeated many times over.
The usual treatment approach is to see your GP and have a urine sample to confirm the bacterial infection. If positive, a course of antiboitics will ensure.
Simples…right, all sorted or so you thought!
While the antibotics will kill off the offending bacteria, they will also kill of your protective bacteria which helps to prevent further infections.
The result is a higher liklihood of contracting another UTI down the track with the need for yet more antibiotics!
Each subsequent time you use antibotics you run the risk of becoming resistant to their benefits. The overuse of antiboitcs means that they will become less able to clear the infection as they once did.
Add to this lifestyle and dietary issues such as too much alcohol, yeast and sugar and you have a recipe for developing persistent Thrush or other candida fungal infections.
So how do you stop UTI’s from occurring and what to do at the first sign of a UTI to prevent it getting worse?
Prevention is always your best friend. Make sure you don’t wipe back to front after a bowel movement as this pushes the bacteria towards the urethra and into the bladder. Be especially wary of cleanliness before and after sex as frequent sex can create the well known ‘Honeymoon Cystitis’.
If you suspect that a UTI is just beginning make sure you drink lots of water and get a hold of some Cranberry capsules in maximum strength. This helps to prevent the bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall.
Load up on antibacterial herbs such as Garlic and Uva Ursi and nutrients such as Vitamin C to fight the infection.
Also consider taking a probiotic to reintroduce good bacteria into the gut.
If you are very prone to developing Thrush after antibiotics and especially if you are on contraceptives, you need to avoid antibiotics as much as possible.
This may include addressing dietary and lifestyle factors, taking targeted nutrients and medicinal foods to reduce your levels of candida, repairing the damage it has done to your gut lining and immune system.
At GWN we understand women and the health challenges that they face.
If you are finding yourself at the mercy of repeated infections you really need us to guide you through a natural approach in prevention and treatment of UTI’s & Thrush.
We will provide you a tailored treatment plan to get you back on the road to wellness so you can be the best version of you.
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