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Natural Support Alternatives for UTIs

Friday, May 6th 2022 10:00am 10 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common than you may realize. When you have one, you may feel a burning sensation when you pee, or you may feel the need to go but are unable to. Doctors typically prescribe antibiotics for a UTI. However, there are some natural supports that can help as well.

Let’s take a deeper look at UTIs, what causes them, and some natural supports that can help clear up a UTI or even help avoid one.

What is a urinary tract infection?

A UTI is the result of a bacterial infection in your urinary system, which causes symptoms like discomfort during urination, frequent urination, urgency, and other symptoms. The most common bacteria that cause UTIs are Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

These bacteria are commonly found in the digestive tract, which is how they gain access to the urinary tract. In addition, infrequent urination and dehydration have also been shown to be factors in developing UTIs.

Practicing good sex hygiene and always wiping from front to back when using the bathroom can help prevent this contamination. Even so, you may still develop a UTI despite the caution.

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