(First published in Jun 2021. now updated with brand new information and a downloadable guide.)
Decline, due to any reason, in circulating oestrogen in the urinary tract increases occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTI) in women. That’s why it’s more common after menopause. But female anatomy is a prescription for some sort of UTI, especially if diaphragms or spermicidal agents are used for birth control. Consequently don’t take the blame if you and your partner otherwise maintain proper hygiene, yet you experience the symptoms. How badly it effects you eventually will come down to your microbiome.
One thing is sure, no need to wait for the stage when only antibiotics can help. Keep eye on early symptoms like
- cloudy urine (especially the first one in the morning)
- waking up at night with urge to urinate without extra liquid intake prior to bed time
- persistent urge to urinate without reasonable volume
- burning sensation when urinating
- passing frequent, small amount of urine
- smelly urine
As soon as you notice any of these you have time to react in order to prevent that bacteria are finding its way up to the kidneys and antibiotics would be necessary.
7 Strategies to overcome UTI naturally. In one sentence all 7 comes down to optimising urethral microbiome. Therefore “all” you need to do is, you feed the good bugs and starve the bad ones, so the good ones will be able to suppress the bad ones. Bad ones are causing the irritation and all the damage you experience that you may have not noticed before menopause because oestrogen kept them in check. Now let’s see the 7 strategies, you may download the guide clicking ont he image.:
The trap of the conventional treatment: The common medical practice is to subscribe antibiotics, that often does not give long term solution and the infection will reoccur. If the answer is reoccurring course of antibiotics, it will land you in a catch 22, when the antibiotics will eventually trigger the infection through yeast infection and other bacterial overgrowth that these drugs feed. Now, soon it’s not going to be a problem, because the antibiotics used for UTI are foreseen to be withdrawn in the close future.
Antibiotics currently under process of withdrawal:
Before you start using antibiotics for UTI the best is to try natural solutions anyways. And perhaps that’s all we will be left with in the future.
Sources of information
- Mayo Clinique: UTI
- Dr. Christiane Northrup: Women’s Bodies Women’s Wisdom
- Natural Health 365