However testing and taking something for the immediate pain is not enough. Though pain may subside, a doctor must treat the infection with an antibiotic.
The main causes of urinary tract infections are sexual intercourse, medications that lower immunity, hormonal changes and exposure to damp clothes, like bathing suits.
Yet, many still feel embarrassed about going to the doctor.
"There tends to be a lot of self-blame with urinary tract infections, whether the female is a young girl or an older woman. However, the truth is that these infections are very prevalent, particularly in the summer months and can be managed very successfully," said Dr. Lauri Romanzi, Clinical Associate Professor of Gynecology at Weil Corner Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
To facilitate proactive urinary health, AZO recently came out with an improved version of AZO CRANBERRY(R), which includes the immune-boosting probiotic Lactobacillus. This supplement can enhance protection of the urinary bladder wall, without the sugars and tart taste associated with cranberry juice. In fact, studies reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed a 50 percent drop in infections for sexually active adult women with recurring UTIs when their cranberry intake increased.(4)
Education is Key
In order to educate women about treating urinary tract infections, Amerifit Brands encourages people to visit http://www.AZOproducts.com. The Web site includes information about urinary tract infections, including an interactive quiz and discusses over-the-counter tools that are currently available.
The AZO urinary tract product line, which includes AZO STANDARD Maximum
Strength(R), AZO STANDAR
|SOURCE Amerifit Brands|
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