Have you ever asked yourself why does your bladder matter so much? It really does! Bladders are such a key part of our overall health and well-being, especially for women, yet bladder health doesn’t get the attention it should. When something goes wrong with our bladders, whether it’s a UTI, becomes over-active or even prolapsed, it wreaks havoc on our lives dealing with the pain, frequency and even worse. To put it simply – when our bladders are not happy, we’re not happy.
Fact is, more than half of all women will experience some form of bladder problem over the course of their lifetime, and for many, these problems can be life altering. Just speak to someone with interstitial cystitis or recurrent UTIs or urinary incontinence and hear how it negatively impacts her life. When bladders don’t function properly, everyday things like commuting to work, going out with friends -- even intimacy – can become seriously problematic.
As the manufacturer of Cystex urinary health products, we know how important a healthy bladder is and our goal with the Your Bladder Matters initiative is to bring attention to the subject of urinary health and how we can take an active role in making our bladders better. Education on contributing UTI factors such as increased sexual activity and the importance of bladder strengthening exercises like Kegel exercises are some easy ways all women can get started.
Burning love is usually a good thing…unless you’re referring to the dreaded burn and discomfort of a post-sex urinary tract infection. UTIs are a very unwelcome, yet very common “third wheel” in our relationships. In fact, 80 percent of women with UTIs contracted them within 24 hours of sexual activity. During sexual activity, bacteria can be introduced to the urethra increasing the chances of developing a urinary tract infection. Our Burning Love music video talks all about the commonality of contracting a UTI after sexual activity and what you can do to relieve this libido killer. To learn more about how Cystex PLUS Urinary Pain Relief Tablets can help contain the progression of a UTI while you wait to see your doctor, watch our Burning Love music video and visit our Burning Love page to debunk common myths. Don’t let a UTI kill the heat!
- National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
- National Association for Continence
- The Simon Foundation for Continence
- The Interstitial Cystitis Association
- Society of Women in Urology
(Find a female urologist)