Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a very common problem for women. Patients generally have the urge to urinate often, known as urinary frequency and urgency and can experience some burning when passing urine and a color change including bloody urine. A UTI can on occasion clears up on its own, but usually requires the use of antibiotics. If a UTI persists long enough it can cause serious complications of kidney infection which can lead to life threatening urosepsis. Additionally there are times when UTI’s become a recurrent problem, and those who have this condition are often perplexed, and look for various ways to stop recurring UTI.
About a bladder infection
Bladder infections are usually the result of the overgrowth of bacteria that is present in the perianal or more commonly the perivaginal area. The vagina is home to both good and bad bacteria. However if something occurs to disturb the delicate bacterial balance that exists there, it can cause the bad bacteria to surpass the good. This is believed to increase the risk of getting recurrent UTI’s.
Treatment for UTI
Acute UTI’s commonly need to be treated with antibiotics. The use of antibiotics to treat UTI does have a downside, as the antibiotics can destroy too much of the good bacteria in the vaginal increasing the propensity of getting additional UTI’s as well as vulvovaginal symptoms. This is why it can prove very helpful to treat the underlying problem in the vagina to correct the vaginal flora.
At Fowler Gyn International (FGI) they are able to effectively help prevent recurrent UTIs in many cases, by using advanced microscopic capability to precisely diagnose potential coexisting vaginal conditions. In particular, they carry out a vaginal fluid analysis test or VFA Test. This is done to determine if the UTI’s may be the result of altered vaginal micro-flora patterns.
Once the results of the VFA Test confirms that there is out-of-balance flora, then treatment takes place in the form of vaginal rejuvenate therapy. This can effectively revert the vaginal flora to a more normal pattern as thus reduce the propensity of recurring UTI.