What Is A UTI?Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the handy work of bacteria and certain types of fungi and viruses. When bacteria accumulate in the urethra and bladder, women start experiencing the urge to urinate frequently, pain in the lower back, and a burning sensation during urination. Women are at greater risk than men because of the shorter distance from the urethra to the bladder. But the bladder and the urethra aren’t the only organs that fall victim to UTIs. The kidneys may also experience a bacteria explosion, and that’s when the infection can be life-threatening.
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to help remove the bacteria from the affected organs. The type of antibiotic and the dosage varies based on the type of microscopic invaders, and the amount of those invaders in the organs. Urinary Tract infections may occur without symptoms, but some of the most annoying symptoms also include pink, red, or cola-colored urine as well as strong-smelling urine. Some women experience pelvic pain, high fevers, nausea, chills, shaking, and vomiting. Those symptoms signal the kidneys are under attack by a UTI.
What Causes A UTI?The main cause of urinary tract infections is Escherichia coli (E. coli) found in a person’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract. But other types of bacteria may also create a UTI. Risk factors include the shorter urethra in women, sexual activity, menopause, and certain types of birth control. Plus, a compromised immune system, some sort of blockage in the urinary tract, and urinary tract abnormalities increase the chances of experiencing a urinary tract infection.
The complications that develop from UTIs include permanent kidney damage, Sepsis, recurring infections, and the risk of delivering a premature baby when pregnant women have a urinary tract infection.
Preventing A Urinary Tract Infection Is The Best DefenseThe old medical profession’s prevention tactics included drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice, as well as urinating after intercourse, and changing birth control medicine. Those tactics may not always be as effective these days due to the types of bacteria looking for a home in the human body.
That’s why Jenna Ryan and Spencer Gordon co-founded Uqora. Jenna and Spencer have a long urinary tract infection history, so they decided to work with three doctors and come up with a proactive approach that helps prevent UTIs from upsetting their active lifestyle.
Uqora’s three proactive care products Target, Control, and Promote contain the vitamins and minerals that help the immune system fight the bacterial infections that create urinary tract infections.
Uqora’s Target ingredients flush and alkalize the urinary tract, and that increases the flow of urine. Control’s ingredients help flush the biofilm that builds up during a urinary tract infection. And the ingredients in Promote help maintain the balance between the good vaginal bacteria and the free radicals that can upset urinary health.
All Uqora ingredients went through multiple clinical trials and the results showed an improvement in urinary tract health. Uqora continues to do the research and the testing that helps prevent UTIs before they reach the annoying symptom stage.