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A couple of weeks a go I did a post on UTIs in perimenopause.  Many of you were surprised to learn (as was I, frankly) that a lot of women in perimenopause and menopause struggle with urinary tract infections.

I mean, all women have had at least one in their life, right?  But, I was quite surprised to learn that when women are going through perimenopause and even well into actual menopause, UTIs can be a nagging problem.

In that post, I gave you breakdown of the things that can contribute to an increase in UTIs.  You are welcome to read that post again here if you wish.  But, I will also give you some of that information again in this post because it’s great info and bears repeating.

What Triggers a Urinary Tract Infection?

Most of you already know that women contract UTIs more frequently than men.  That’s just a fact.  Some men do suffer with them – approximately 12% – but by and large, due primarily to our simple anatomy, women tend to have more urinary tract infections than men.

Because of the location of the female urethra (just above the vaginal area), it is easy for bacteria to migrate there, let’s say, if we’re not wiping ourselves properly when we go to the bathroom.  Friction from sexual activity can also create conditions for bacterial invasion into the urethra causing infection.

Failing to drink enough water and/or not relieving ourselves often enough can also create an environment for pesky bacteria to grow and cause infection as well. And here’s another reason: Changes in our body due to menopause can also lead to UTIs.

If you didn’t know this, I assure you, you’re not alone.  I didn’t know it either.

Low Estrogen in Menopause Can Lead to Changes in Our Urinary Tract

In perimenopause, fluctuating hormones can cause insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain, loss of libido, and just a general feeling that our entire bodies and lives are falling apart when we start going through perimenopause.

But we know that right?

Low and fluctuating estrogen levels can also contribute to urinary tract infections as well!  A lot of women experience a change in vaginal tissue once estrogen levels begin to drop.  I count myself among those women.  At least, that’s what my gynecologist tells me!

In fact, vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy are very common for us as we age and our bodies produces less estrogen.  Unfortunately, this change in the vaginal environment also creates conditions where the bacterial flora changes as well. So an imbalance of the “good” bacteria can also contribute to the occurrence of urinary tract infections.

Pregnancy, certain birth control, and even an impaired immune system can also contribute to UTIs.  While most of us aren’t too worried about pregnancy or needing to use birth control in our perimenopause and menopause years, a lot of women who are menopausal also deal with a compromised immune system if they have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, for example.

So if you are a fibromyalgia sufferer (and count me in that group too!) and have issues with chronic UTIs and don’t know why, it could be your immune system.

Treatment Options for Urinary Tract Infections

Certain foods and juices, such as cherries (love them!), blueberries, and even tomatoes have been shown to help with UTIs.  And of course, let’s not forget unsweetened cranberry juice also does an excellent job in not only helping to clear them up, but as a preventative measure as well.

If a urinary tract infection is severe, however, you might need to see a physician and perhaps take a round of antibiotics.  How do you know if you need to see a physician?

  • If you’re suffering from pain or burning during urination
  • Frequent urination with cloudy or bloody urine (bloody urine can also indicate a kidney infection)
  • Strong smelling urine accompanied by a fever and the other symptoms

Uristat®

You can also try an OTC product put out by the makers of Monostat®, called Uristat®.  Uristat® is a urinary pain Uristatreliever which can be taken to provide relief from the pain, burning, urgency, and frequency of urination associated with urinary tract infections.

Please note that Uristat® is not a cure for urinary tract infections.  However,  it is safe to take it in conjunction with antibiotics or even while you are waiting for your appointment to see your physician to provide some relief in the interim.

Like Monostat®, Uristat® is easy to find.  You can purchase it online here at Amazon. You can find it at Walmart, Walgreens, Kmart, Rite Aid, Kinney Drugs, and Drugstore.com.

And if you like to download a coupon, I also have an offer for a dollar off coupon here at Uritstat’s® website as well.

Let me know what you think ladies!  If you have issues with UTIs in menopause and decide to try Uristat® I would love to hear your opinion.  Drop me a comment here at the end of this blog post or let me know over on Facebook!

Either way – thanks for reading!

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This is a sponsored post and I’m being paid to participate in this campaign.  However, all opinions in this blog post are my own and all anecdotes are based on my own personal experience.

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