If you get UTIs, read this !

Do you get UTIs? Learn about the vaginal microbiome 1 in 5 women experience chronic UTIs… recurring infections of the urinary tract that can become resistant or don’t respond to the conventional treatment of antibiotics 🦠 90% of chronic UTI cases are caused by an E. Coli overgrowth 🧫 - this can be due to long-term antibiotic use, the OCP, or an estrogen drop post-menopause. 🪧Signs to look out for Pain or burning Cloudy urine Pink or red in urine Lower back pain You know how you’re always reading about the GUT MICROBIOME? Guess what, your vagina has a microbiome, too‼️Multiple clinical studies suggest that a woman's vaginal microbiota affects their susceptibility to UTIs Knowledge bombs 💣 Women with a history of bacterial vaginosis (BV) are at higher risk of recurrent UTI The vaginal microbiome is dominated by lactobacillus bacterial species that keep your vagina's pH just right to keep the ecosystem running smoothly and not being overrun by bacteria that cause UTIs. Antibiotics usage is a short-term gain long term loss, ⛽️fueling the cycle of chronic UTI 💞HEALTHY estrogen levels are necessary to keep your lactobacillus bacteria happy and function to maintain a healthy ecosystem down there 👇🏼. STOP self-diagnosing or treating your estrogen dominance. It may be time to reconsider the OCP you’re on as a possible cause. Lastly, if antibiotics don’t work, it’s likely nerve-related or fungal-related. More on this another time. Now we’ve taught you more about UTIs feel free to reach out to us and book online. Face to face for those near Burleigh heads or on the Gold coast and we offer telehealth for interstate or international clients

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