Are you feeling any pain in your pelvic area? Do you feel a burning sensation whenever you urinate? Do you have a strong urge to urinate even after emptying your bladder? You may be suffering from a urinary tract infection. Do you know what is causing it? Ouch! These symptoms can cause a lot of pain and discomfort and can be quite disturbing, especially if your type of work requires concentration or even worse – travel.
Learn more about the causes of urinary tract infections
What is a Urinary Tract Infection?
A urinary tract infection, more commonly referred to as UTI, is usually a bacterial infection that affects the urinary tract. Approximating 95% of all cases are caused by the bacteria E. coli that can either come from the outside or inside of the body.
What is the urinary system and what does it consist of?
The urinary system is the system responsible for maintaining the proper balance between salt and water throughout the body and also allows us to urinate. The following organs make up the urinary system: two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder and a urethra.
What are the top 5 causes of a UTI?
Wearing very tight jeans and undies.
Frequent sexual intercourse.
Certain food additives, food colourings and chemicals that are added to food and beverages.
An inadequate consumption of water.
What are the common treatment options for a UTI?
Minor urinary tract infections can be treated with a short course of antibiotics. Please see your doctor or medical professional
Products available over the counter include:
Ural Effervescent Powder – It is a simple preparation that you dissolve in water for a convenient single dose treatment to help fight against a urinary tract infection.
CranCleanse – Effervescent tablets made from cranberry fruit flesh that helps to relieve bladder and urinary tract discomfort.
Nutralife Celery – Get support in managing gout problems with Nutralife Celery 10000 One a Day Capsules. This high potency formula contains antioxidant properties to help arrest free radical damage.
For advice of Urinary Tract infections contact your health care advisor or speak to a pharmacist on 0800 000 980. For over the counter support products head to the UTI Support section of our webstore.