As we approach midlife and menopause, we may start to experience menopausal symptoms far beyond hot flashes. Many women experience insomnia, early morning awakening, anxiety and mood changes as well.
Menopause may also bring about dry skin or hair and also a subject that many women are too embarrassed to discuss, vaginal dryness. Feminine dryness not only feels uncomfortable but can cause pain during intimacy and also increase incidence of Urinary Tract Infections.
Thinning of the vaginal tissue, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and trouble emptying the bladder can lead to an increased chance of Urinary Tract Infections during midlife. UTIS cause bladder pain and can often become recurrent due to bacterial resistance.
When your body is lower in estrogen, the thinner and dryer vaginal tissue can also be more sensitive. Women can even experience symptoms when sitting and walking due to tissue changes. Pain from intimacy is often experienced as well. Even...
Did you know that fifty percent of all women will experience a urinary tract infection at least once in their lifetime? As a pharmacist of 31 years, I have dispensed prescriptions for urinary tract infections on almost every single shift that I have worked over the years. That is a lot of prescriptions!
A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. UTI's are most common in the urethra and bladder but can also occur in any part of the urinary tract including the kidneys and ureters.
UTI's are extremely painful and can also cause a strong feeling of urgency to urinate. They can also cause burning upon urination and urine that can be cloudy, stained with blood and strong smelling.
There are many ways to prevent UTI's including drinking plenty of water to naturally flush out the bacteria from your bladder when you urinate. Proper hygiene with wiping front to back and...