UTI Myths for Women in Menopause
Today’s discussion on UTI Myths & Menopause is sponsored by URISTAT®. I have received free product and promotional consideration to inform you, as my readers, about this little known condition.
Menopause and Urinary Tract Infections: Facts and Fiction
Previously we have written about avoiding UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) during menopause, but now I want to pass along some UTI Myths. This knowledge can help you deal better with menopause and UTIs.
- Myth 1: UTIs only happen to younger women. FACT: Perimenopaure and menopause is the time when ovaries naturally begin decreasing their production of sex hormones; “good bacteria” levels also drop. A lack of estrogen and good bacteria allows “bad bacteria” to grow more easily in the vagina or urethra. Therefore, women who have undergone menopause are at an increased risk for UTIs.
- Myth 2: UTIs are really a small problem for menopausal women. FACT: Heck no! Have you every had a UTI? They hurt like CRAZY IMO. Yes, sometimes a UTI can subside without treatment, but if you are experiencing discomfort…get it checked out. Why? Because the infection could spread to your kidneys and cause serious and permanent damage. UTIs are a big deal!
- Myth 3: I don’t have that much sex anymore, so I can’t get a UTI FACT: Having sex, no matter how infrequent, can increase your chances of a UTI. Being menopausal increases your risk factor of UTI as well. So no matter what your age, but especially if you are menopausal (another risk factore) make sure to urinate after sex.
So you have a UTI (or think you do), what next?
Make an appointment with your doctor or urgent care clinic, UTIs are treatable with a perscription antibiotic.
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No UTI Myths: Just facts and a coupon!
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