By Natalie McCulloch, Naturopathic Doctor Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive life. While menopause comes with several physical and psychological changes, one issue that often goes undiscussed is the increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs are bacterial infections that affect the urinary system, and women in their menopausal years are more prone to these infections than any other time in […]
By Megan Henken, Co-founder MyUTI Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common issue for women, and they can be particularly troublesome during perimenopause and menopause. Changes in the urinary tract during this time can make women more susceptible to recurrent UTIs. Two factors that can contribute to this are biofilms and hormonal changes. Biofilms are slimy, protective coatings that bacteria can create on surfaces, including those within the urinary tract.
By Utiva Health If you suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), medication might be a possible solution. There’s just one problem: about 78% of people who start taking OAB drugs stop taking them within the first year. Why? There are many reasons, but frustrating side effects and lackluster results take the cake. What is overactive bladder? OAB is a group of urinary symptoms, NOT a disease. About 30% of men and
By Utiva Health What is more annoying than a UTI? You guessed it, a cycle of recurring UTIs. As many as 40% of women who have one UTI will get another. If you have persistent symptoms of urinary tract infections, it’s very important to see your doctor for a urine culture who can prescribe the appropriate treatment, which is usually a course of antibiotics. Left untreated, an infection can lead