UTIs

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Whether you’re trying to sustain a healthy urinary tract or are looking to get fast relief of UTI symptoms, there is a Szio+ UTI product for you.

Learn more about Urinary Tract Infections and what causes them with information below:

 

What is a UTI? ● Causes ● Symptoms ● Prevention

Looking for information on UTI maintenance? Click here.

WHAT IS A UTI?

A UTI (urinary tract infection, also known as cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection in any part of your urinary system. This can include your kidneys, bladder or urethra. While both men and women can experience the discomfort of a UTI, women tend to suffer from them more often. Female urethras are shorter than those of a male and the anus is located closer to it, making it easier for bacteria to travel up into the bladder and kidneys.  If the bacteria doesn’t get removed, it can cause irritation, which will lead to infection. Without treatment, UTIs can lead to more serious conditions.

UTIs are responsible for nearly 10 million doctor visits each year

- National Kidney Foundation
60% of women will experience a UTI at least once

- Provided by Szio+
12% of women will have more than one UTI in their lifetime

- Provided by Szio+

WHAT CAUSES A UTI?

There are a number of reasons that UTIs occur. Here are some of the more common reasons:

 
 

Sex

This doesn’t have to be bad news. You can potentially avoid an infection by peeing within 30 minutes of intercourse.


Constipation

Being constipated makes it difficult to empty your bladder all the way, try to tinkle until you’re fully relieved.


Uncontrolled Diabetes

High blood sugar can result in the sugar being removed through the urine, creating a sweet opportunity for bacteria.


Holding It

While this is true, it’s more common when you’re holding it for 6 hours or more. Either way, go if you gotta go!!


Dehydration

Drinking water and staying hydrated will increase urination, keeping you flushed and bacteria free.


Birth Control

Switching birth control can result in hormone shifts and change the existing bacteria in the vagina, increasing your odds of getting a UTI. 


Feminine Products

Keep things clean and bacteria free by changing your hygiene products frequently.


Kidney Stones

These painful pebbles back up your urine, giving bacteria the green light to grow.


Bad Bottoms

This applies to pants and underwear. Keep things light, loose and breathable, use natural fabrics like cotton and avoid thong underwear.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A UTI?

 

  • Strong and frequent urge to urinate
     
  • Cloudy, bloody, or strong smelling urine
     
  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating

 

  • Nausea and vomiting
     
  • Muscle aches and abdominal pains
     
  • Feeling tired or shaky

HOW TO PREVENT A UTI

Maintaining good urinary tract health is essential in preventing Urinary Tract Infections. The following tips can get you on track with your tract:

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Stay Hydrated

Water keeps your tract flushed and infection free.

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Load up on cranberry - specifically PAC

Szio+ Urinary Tract Health supplement is a highly concentrated form of cranberry providing 36mg PAC (Proanthocyanidin), the active component of cranberries that can help prevent and treat UTIs. No other brands offer this clinically effective concentration of cranberries in Canada.

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Take good care of your intimate areas

Change out of sweaty work-out clothes, wipe front to back, don’t douche or use heavily perfumed products, and try sticking to foods that support digestive health.