What are the symptoms of a UTI?
- It may start with nausea, lower back pain and fever
- Urgent desire to empty the bladder
- A burning sensation when you urinate (painful urination) – before, during or after you pass urine
- Feeling like you need to urinate more often than usual (increased frequency)
- Feeling the urge to urinate but not being able to
- Sensation that there is still urine left in your bladder, even if you’ve just urinated
- Leaking small amounts of urine
- Urine may have a strong, unpleasant odour
- Urine may look cloudy or reddish-brown
- There may be lower abdominal pain when urinating
How do I get a UTI?
- Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the main a bacteria present in urinary tract infections.
- E. coli occurs naturally in the digestive tract, vagina and around the urethra (at the entrance to the urinary tract).
- E. coli may enter the urinary tract (through the urethra) from faeces, the vagina or around the urethra:
- E. coli attaches to the lining of the bladder
- As E. coli starts to multiply and colonize the bladder, it starts to cause the symptoms mentioned above due to the increasing infection.
How does Urikleer work?
- Prevents the adhesion of the bacteria to the mucous membranes lining the bladder
- if the bacteria can’t adhere, they can’t multiply and colonize the bladder.
- Has a mildly acidifying effect on the urine to help retard bacteria growth, as bacteria prefer to grow in an alkaline environment.
- Has mild antimicrobial activity and helps to inhibit growth of E. coli.
When should I contact my doctor when it comes to a UTI?
- If symptoms are severe, deteriorate or include back pain, vomiting which indicate the condition may be spreading to the kidney
- If symptoms persist for longer than 3 days without improvement
Why are woman more prone then men to get UTI’s?
- The short length of the urethra and the closeness of the urethra to the vagina and anus, where bacteria are commonly found increases the risk of bacterial infection
- Sexual intercourse can contribute, too, because the motion can cause a tendency for bacteria to reach the urethra, from which they ascend to the bladder