The symptoms are unmistakable: feeling like you have to go to the bathroom right away even if you just went, burning pain when urinating, and perhaps a low-grade fever. Other symptoms may include cloudy or bloody urine and/or pain in the abdomen or back. If you have these symptoms, it is likely you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and should see your doctor.
The majority of UTIs are caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria that make its way from the gastrointestinal tract (colon) to the urinary tract. The E. coli bacteria adhere to the urinary tract and multiply, leading to a bladder infection. If left untreated, the infection can spread up the urinary tract to the kidneys.
Urinary Tract Infections Are a Common Problem
Though some people have never experienced the standard symptoms of a bladder infection, cystitis, or urinary tract infection, the majority of women and many men have. In fact, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), UTIs lead to about 11 million visits to the doctor and more than 350,000 hospitalizations every year.
“The standard treatment for UTIs is a round of antibiotics,” says Laura Mancia, a registered nurse. “Unfortunately, though the prescription may clear up the bladder infection, it may also kill the good bacteria, too, and lead to an itchy yeast infection.”
According to MayoClinic.com, women who experience three or more UTIs are likely to continue to develop the infections. The good news is that there are measures a person can take to reduce the likelihood and frequency of developing UTIs, from drinking plenty of water and taking cranberry supplements to attending to hygiene.
UTI Prevention is Possible
One of the most promising products for UTI prevention is a new supplement introduced in March 2010 by UAS Laboratories: Cran-Gyn DDS®. This product combines the activity of DDS®-1 probiotics containing the superstrain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 probiotics with a concentrated proprietary blend of cranberry extract and all natural D-mannose.
The patent-pending supplement Cran-Gyn DDS® holds the promise of a non-antibiotic method for dealing with UTI recurrence and restoring a healthy balance of yeast while improving digestive health and boosting immunity. “With regular consumption of Cran-Gyn DDS®, a person can prevent bacteria from adherence colonization while probiotics will help with restoring healthy bacteria,” says Dr. S.K. Dash, President and Chief Scientific Officer of UAS Laboratories, Inc.
Award-Winning Cran-Gyn DDS® Available to Consumers and Retailers
Awarded the 2010 Best of Supplements award in the Women’s Health Category by Better Nutrition, the leading health supplement magazine in the United States, Cran-Gyn DDS® is now the subject of a clinical study for women with a history of UTIs. “Physicians from University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic have initiated this study to evaluate the potential for using this alternative therapy to manage the recurrence of UTIs,” says Dash. “The study is expected to be completed later this year.”
Cran-Gyn DDS® is a vegan product, like all DDS® probiotics products from UAS Laboratories, and is non-dairy, gluten free, soy free, corn free, and non-GMO. The product is available exclusively in vegetarian capsules and may be purchased through natural food retailers, physicians, naturopaths, and chiropractors. The product retails for $29.95 per bottle of 60 veggie caps, a one month supply.
“It is a great idea to combine cranberry extract and probiotics,” says Mancia. “I am excited about the idea of one product that can combat two of the most common ailments women suffer: yeast infections and UTIs. And it is vegetarian!”
For more information about Cran-Gyn DDS® or other UAS Laboratories probiotic products, call 800-422-3371 or email email@example.com. You may also find UAS Laboratories on Facebook.
Laura Mancia, RN, is not associated with UAS Laboratories nor is she a paid spokesperson.