What are urinary tract infections?
No matter how old you are, if you feel the need to urinate often and you have painful urination, you might be hosting a bladder infection. Other symptoms may include fever and flank pain. UTI recurrences are not rare, but they are more commonly found in women than men. Various triggers include female anatomy, your family’s history and sexual intercourse. Diagnosis in young and healthy women can be symptom based alone, but when the bacteria are present without infection, finding the proper diagnosis can take time. Lower urinary tract infection (simple cystitis-bladder infection) as well as upper urinary tract infection (kidney infection-pyelonephritis) has the anaerobic bacterium Escherichia coli (E-coli) as main causal agent. Antibiotics have been the primary treatment against UTIs, but bacterial resistance is increasing more and more, and people are choosing other solutions.
Probiotics or Antibiotics?
Since it’s part of the gut flora, UPEC (uropathogenic E.coli), the virulent strain of E.coli, is one of the main sources of urinary tract infections. Many strains of E.coli are innocuous, but food poisoning has been discovered in their hosts because of food contamination. UTIs are the reason for over one hundred thousand hospitalizations every year, in the United States alone, and since menopausal women are the ones who usually suffer from recurrent infections associated with low estrogen levels, it is essential that treatment in this field be effective on a long-term basis. With the rise of antimicrobial bacteria capable of withstanding the assault of many antibiotics, the war remains the same, but the weapons have changed. Antibiotics still act powerfully against serious infections, but viruses remain stalwart. This is where probiotic henchmen move to the battle-front.
NOVA probiotics: Eureka Urethra!
Putting a probiotic supplement to good use every day (containing the Lactobacillus acidophilus strain) will greatly enhance your gastrointestinal health and give the required armor to your immune system so that it may fight off any viral infection. The scientific evidence that supports the use of probiotics in order to treat urological diseases needs no rebuttal, but evidence pertaining to the efficacy of probiotics against all UTIs is uncertain and has yet to be proven, even though their use continues to foster attention and research. Published in April 2011, in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, a study has shown promising results concerning the use of probiotics by intra-vaginal suppository, demonstrating a considerable improvement in women with recurrent UTIs. It will be a major challenge for research to find out why one strain of probiotics is more effective than another. It is therefore better to use the most complete set of stains.
With the highest concentration of live cells on the market (73 billion per capsule), NOVA probiotics puts a light at the end or your tunnel and sets you back on tract. Seek advice from your therapeutic practitioner or contact us to know which product is right for you.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.