Natural Remedies for Menopause UTIs
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be common in menopause. While you may no longer be experiencing period pain every month, you can still find yourself suffering from severe discomfort down below because of UTIs.
Antibiotics can clear up UTIs, but resistance to antibiotics is becoming an increasing problem, with some bacteria evolving to a stage where they are no longer affected by certain medicines.
Therefore, it’s important to learn how to prevent UTIs in menopause, as well as how to manage them in a more natural way. This means you’ll be better able to navigate your way through midlife comfortably and ensure antibiotics are still effective for you when you have infections in the future.
UTIs After Menopause
Menopause symptoms occur when your body’s oestrogen levels begin to fall, leading to the end of your natural fertility.
Vaginal dryness is a symptom that affects many women, particularly in the post-menopause stage. This is also known as vaginal atrophy and can be very painful, leaving some women in constant discomfort - not just when they are going to the toilet.
The change in your hormonal balance can affect the natural bacteria in your vagina, which is why this discomfort occurs. Oestrogen plays an important role in helping good bacteria known as lactobacillus to thrive in your vagina. Lactobacillus produces acid, which helps to keep your vaginal pH well-balanced.
When oestrogen levels decline, so does the good bacteria in your vagina. This means that bad bacteria is more likely to end up in your urinary tract, which is why UTIs can be more common in menopause. The symptoms of a UTI can include blood in your urine, a burning sensation when urinating, feeling the need to go to the toilet constantly, and pain in your kidneys or around your bladder region.
Other factors causing recurring UTIs in menopause can include bladder or pelvic organ prolapse stopping you from emptying your bladder properly, meaning harmful bacteria can linger in your urinary tract for longer. If you’re concerned that this is an issue for you, speak to your GP.
If you’ve been checked over and it seems that nothing more than menopause is at play, you need to explore chronic UTI natural treatments to help stop them from recurring.
Chronic UTIs: Natural Treatments
Wearing cotton underwear that allows your vagina to breathe is one of the most important steps for naturally preventing a UTI, and it’s also vital to avoid perfumed soaps or other products, as these can cause further irritation.
Most importantly, you need to find a natural way to rebalance the hormones in your body, replacing oestrogen with another substance that acts in a similar way. DT56a, which is found in Femarelle® Unstoppable, is one such ingredient. It’s derived from soy and can mimic the effects of natural oestrogen in your body, which could ease vaginal dryness and related UTIs, as well as a whole host of other menopause symptoms.
There are three different Femarelle® supplements to help rebalance your hormones at every stage of menopause, with Femarelle® Unstoppable designed specifically to support you through post-menopause.
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