Recurrent UTI

NEW Cystex® Product For Women Prone to UTIs

Ouch. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are really, really, common. In fact, the American Urological Association (AUA) says that approximately 150 million UTIs occur yearly worldwide, accounting for $6 billion in healthcare costs. ¹ That’s a lot of uncomfortable, disruptive and expensive peeing! What’s worse, many women who experience a UTI will go on to get another one, and maybe even another.

UTIs that keep coming back, even after they’ve been treated, are called “recurrent UTIs.” More specifically, recurrent UTIs are defined as two or more such infections in six months or three or more in a year. Research shows that recurrent UTIs affect more than 30% of women. But don’t beat yourself up. Some women, according to an expert at Harvard Medical School, are just more prone to UTIs with genes and family history potentially playing a role. ² Indeed, having a mother or sister who gets frequent UTIs can mean you’re more likely to, too.

Think you’ve got a UTI right now? Talk to your doctor and tell him or her about any key symptoms like: pelvic pain, increased or frequent urge to urinate, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, pain or burning while urinating, and changes in the appearance or smell of your urine (like if it’s cloudy or strong smelling). Whether this is your first UTI, or your tenth, please, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. The only approved treatment for a UTI is a prescription antibiotic.

Once your UTI is resolved, the next step is figuring out how to maintain good urinary health moving forward. This is an especially burning (excuse the pun) question for people experiencing recurrent UTIs. While prescription antibiotics, taken either every day or after each instance of sexual intercourse, are often recommended to manage recurrent UTIs, there are many UTI sufferers and physicians who’d like to find another way. Careful management of antibiotic usage is certainly one reason why. In fact, the American Urological Association says, “With the push towards antibiotic stewardship, increased consideration is being given to non-antibiotic options for UTI prevention.” ¹

If you suffer from recurrent UTIs, your doctor may want to do some tests to make sure there isn’t another medical condition or situation contributing to your increased UTI risk. Other next steps may include discussing other options including the long-term antibiotics mentioned earlier, intravaginal (not oral) estrogen, self-care (including increasing fluid intake and other daily life tips), and – increasingly – supplementation with specific probiotics (lactobacillus), vitamin A, and enough of the helpful compounds found in cranberry products (proanthocyanidins or PACs). For example, the AUA notes, “Cranberry supplementation in the diet may be utilized to help reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infections as per the American Urological Association Guidelines.” ¹

Just in time, a new Cystex® product is here to help.

Cystex Ultra Protection contains specific ingredients to maintain urinary health including:

  • Key probiotics (for urinary wellness).
  • Vitamin A (which contributes to normal immune function and supports healthy mucous membranes including in the urinary tract).
  • Concentrated cranberry supplements containing PACs.

The probiotic strains in Cystex Ultra Protection are clinically proven and precisely dosed to support urinary tract health (1 billion live cultures at the time of use). They are known for their activity against common UTI pathogens E. coli and Enterococcus faecalis.

And, Cystex Ultra Protection contains 15x more cranberry PACs than other leading brands. PACs are the parts of cranberry that have anti adhesion properties to reduce the spread of bad bacteria. But you need enough PACs to get their benefits. Specifically, 36mg PACs cranberry extract per day has been shown in three separate clinical trials to significantly promote urinary tract health. With two daily doses of Cystex Ultra Protection, you get exactly that amount.

In clinical studies among women with a history of UTIs, over 90% of the participants maintained their urinary health while taking Cystex Ultra Protection.Those who did get a UTI during the study had a shorter period of symptoms and required fewer antibiotics. ³

If you think you currently have a UTI, remember you’ll need a prescribed medicine from your doctor before you can recover. Cystex Urinary Pain Relief Tablets can help you to feel better until you get that help and are available over the counter. For the long term, consider also Cystex Urinary Health Maintenance to help maintain your urinary health. One tablespoon contains ingredients that can benefit your urinary tract including a prebiotic to help promote healthy bacteria and anti-adherents to help keep bad bacteria from sticking around.

From Cystex Ultra Protection, to Cystex Urinary Health Maintenance and Cystex Urinary Pain Relief Tablets, we’ve got you covered from A to P.

All Cystex products are available online for convenient home delivery from Amazon.

¹ https://www.auanet.org/education/auauniversity/for-medical-students/medical-students-curriculum/medical-student-curriculum/adult-uti

² https://www.health.harvard.edu/bladder-and-bowel/when-urinary-tract-infections-keep-coming-back

³ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14787210.2019.1664287

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.