The Myths of UTI’s & Menopause

menapause Recently I did a post on How to Prevent a URI  , I have suffered my fair share of them and if I can give tips for prevention to help other women I would love that!

I am in my 40’s now and it won’t be too often long and menopause will be at my door, there are many myths about UTI’s and I wanted to share some with you today!

Myth:Only sexually active women in their 20’s get UTIs.

UTIs can occur at any age and in fact, many women will experience a UTI during menopause and perimenopause due to the lack of estrogen and drop in “good bacteria” levels. A lack of estrogen and good bacteria allows “bad bacteria” to grow more easily in the vagina or urethra, resulting in a UTI. Additionally, while sex may be a trigger for a UTI, there are other risk factors as well. These include:

• The female anatomy

• Certain birth control

• Pregnancy

• Menopause

• Urinary tract abnormalities

• Complications in the urinary tract

• Impaired immune system

• Catheterization and previous UTIs

Myth:UTIs are not a big deal.

It’s true that a UTI may subside without treatment, but it’s also true that the infection could spread to your kidneys and cause serious and permanent damage. This is nothing to mess with, if you think you have a UTI see your doctor, you really need treatment and if you don’t get it, it could become a serious matter!

Myth:UTIs are caused by poor hygiene.

Getting a UTI does not mean that you have poor hygiene. You can be completely clean and still get a UTI!  There are many reasons, several listed above!

Menopause is one of those reasons and reason that the chances of infection are increased during this time is that the hormone progesterone, which your body produces at an increased amount during pregnancy, relaxes the muscle in your uterus and bladder.This decrease in muscle tone,along with the pressure that your growing uterus puts on your bladder, can slow the flow of urine and put you at a higher risk of UTI.  I am already experiencing a struggle with muscle tone so I know this is truly an issue!

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There will be times that no matter what you do a UTI will appear!  When this happens you need relief right away and although UTIs must be treated with a prescription antibiotic,  you can seek relief as soon as you begin to experience symptoms and think you have a UTI with URISTAT® Pain Relief Tablets. URISTAT® Pain Relief!

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I  have received free product and promotional consideration from the makers of URISTAT® All opinions are 100 percent mine!

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Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I had a UTI when I was pregnant and it was no fun. I hope that was my first and LAST!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing. As a kid I had UTIs several times so I know how painful they can be. I did not know there was a link between them and menopause. It’s good that there is now an over the counter item for relief.

  3. says

    I never realized there were myths about UTIs, it’s great that you are taking the time to clarify for people. It is also good to know there are solutions like URISTAT to give a person relief should they get a UTI.

  4. Catherine S says

    What great information. I have not had one in years and I hope it stays that way.

  5. Pam says

    I have had my share of UTIs over the years. They are definitely no fun, so thanks for spreading awareness.

  6. says

    I used to get UTI’s a LOT when I was younger! Thankfully don’t usually deal with that much any more but the farther along in my pregnancy I get the more prone I am to them! Oh the joys! lol

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