Low Estrogen Levels Can Cause Recurring UTI's

Low Estrogen Levels Can Cause Recurring UTI's

Hormone imbalance is frequently connected to UTI’s, making Postmenopausal women an easy target. Hormones play an important role in women’s ability to maintain a healthy vaginal flora and to resist infections, including UTI’s.

​Recurring urinary tract infections or bladder irritation, usually caused by E. coli bacteria, are common symptoms associated with declining levels of estrogen. Low levels of estrogen are thought to have a role in recurrent infections by causing changes in the urinary tract that make it more vulnerable to infection. Estrogen is responsible for maintaining the lining of the bladder and promoting it’s blood supply and nutrition. As estrogen declines, the bladder lining becomes very thin and prone to irritation and infection. This condition can cause UTI’s, burning pain when urinating and difficulty in holding back urine.

Studies show estrogen hormone replacement helped trigger the production of body’s natural antimicrobial proteins in the bladder. The estrogen hormone also strengthened urinary tract tissue by tightening the surface layer of the bladder cells, which protects the underlying cells from infection, according to the study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

At Natural Bio Health our ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​treatment strategies focus on restoring hormonal balance naturally, identifying the root cause of symptoms and illness. We start with a full comprehensive evaluation with a hormone specialist including lab studies, health history review and consideration of other environmental factors. At Natural Bio Health we know that not all illnesses are identified through one evaluation alone. Many illnesses go undetected through blood panels. We listen to our patients and strategically connect all aspects of their lifestyle to identify causes and a solutions for each individual’s unique needs.

If you experience UTI symptoms such as burning, increased urgency and increased frequency that occur more than twice a year or do not respond to antibiotics, it is possible to get relief from these symptoms with a natural approach through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. These treatments help balance and replace depleted hormones and can eliminate a UTI before it becomes serious or lead to more serious illness.

If you suspect you are suffering from recurring UTI’s, schedule a consult with a Natural Bio Health specialist at https://naturalbiohealth.com/locations/.

In conjunction with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, you can take these steps to reduce your risk of urinary tract infections:

Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you’ll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.

  • Drink cranberry juice. Although studies are not conclusive that cranberry juice prevents UTIs, it is not harmful.
  • Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.
  • Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.
  • Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
  • Change your birth control method. Diaphragms, or unlubricated or spermicide-treated condoms, can all contribute to bacterial growth.

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