"There is!, "I exclaimed to my patient who said this to me with some degree of frustration. Not only is there a home kit called Utiva test strips https://www.utivahealth.ca/ there is also a natural treatment that could augment your current treatment and reduce the need for antibiotic treatment.
Carly, a 57 year-old post- menopausal woman was suffering with recurrent urinary tract infections. She had been prescribed antibiotics repeatedly until finally her specialist prescribed low dose localized estrogen after her latest round of antibiotics.
During menopause, estrogen receptors decrease in the urogenital tract making women susceptible to recurrent urinary tract infections. The condition is called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM is very common and women may also experience vaginal dryness, painful sex, burning and itching.
It takes 2-3 months for localized estrogen to optimize, so Carly was still experiencing UTI’s. Therefore, whenever she had a UTI symptom, she had to book an appointment with the doctor to provide a urine sample and have her urine tested. That wasn’t always easy given the fact that she worked full-time and the doctor’s office was busy.
With Utiva test strips https://www.utivahealth.ca/ she would be able to test her urine at home and avoid multiple trips to the doctor! I also suggested she start on Utiva, Urinary Tract Infection Control Supplement https://www.utivahealth.ca/ a highly concentrated cranberry extracted that contains the clinically proven dosage of 36mg of Proanthocyanidins (PACs) and is Health Canada approved.
PACs are the active molecule of the cranberry which prevents bacterial adherence to the bladder wall and has been shown to reduce the incidence of UTIs.
The right amount of PACs needed to prevent UTIs, is extracted from cranberries using a specialized process. 36mg of PACs reduces the number of UTIs that a person will experience. Other supplements simply don’t contain PACs or have an inadequate amount.
Not only was Carly delighted with her new-found convenience of testing her urine at home but after taking Utiva’s natural supplement, she was delighted that her UTI's disappeared after one month.
I am comfortable recommending Utiva to my patients because it is safe, effective and doctor approved. Carly continues to use her natural supplement because she never wants another UTI again.
She has her life back! Now she has confidence that she can go to work, travel and live her life the way she would like…….Urinary Tract Infection free!
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Maureen McGrath is a Registered Nurse, Nurse Continence Advisor and Sexual Health Educator in practice in North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. She also hosts the Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio.