My UTI story

Hello,

I know how it feels when you start avoiding sex because you do not want to pee blood next day. I know how it feels when you focus on every sensation, trying to guess early symptoms of UTI. And I’m well familiar with the razor-sharp sting after urination when you slide to the floor because it’s so painful. Unfortunately, the rest don’t quite get it, “it’s just a UTI, make sure to drink cranberry juice!”.

Do you want to feel normal again? Do you want to cure UTI (urinary tract infections)? And benefit from new research? I want to share with you what I know.

I had my recurring urinary tract infections from January – June 2013. My doctor suggested antibiotics as a preventative measure (read this in my post “What doctors don’t know about UTI prevention”), which basically meant drinking drugs every time after sex.

Therefore, I spent many hours of research on Pubmed and found an alternative solution that so far has been working for me (probiotics).

Nowadays, researching a new angle on UTI prevention and treatments takes me anywhere between 5-20 hours a week. I only use the reputable sources and 90% of my links lead back to clinical research available on pubmedcentral.nih.gov.

Moreover, as this blog grew, I started to include interviews with researchers, doctors, healers, alternative medicine professionals, health and nutrition advocates to share their view on the issue.

My ultimate goal is to provide you with the reliable information on UTI research in plain English and help you to stay healthy.

And an important reminder:

I am a former chronic UTI fellow sufferer turned UTI nerd. I spend hours weekly educating myself about UTI news, research, and alternative treatment options. BUT I’m not a doctor and do not provide medical advice. My thoughts and opinions are not intended to replace a medical evaluation and your physician’s treatment plan. UTI could be life threatening if not treated promptly, and the only FDA approved the drug for urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment is a round of antibiotics.

Stay healthy,

Anastasia