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Urinary Tract Infection
What All Men Must Know
Urinary tract infection (UTI) has become a major medical problem in men. Less common than in women (1:30 male:female ratio), bladder infection in men can become serious when it does occur.
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This website is intended to help you - a bladder infection and/or prostate infection sufferer - become an informed patient who can manage his own care, ask the right questions, insist on adequate management and information, and seek an optimal health outcome.
Perhaps it will even help medical health professionals to appreciate and, hopefully, consider the nutritional and lifestyle-based approach as the alternative treatment option for urinary tract infections.
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The male urethra is much longer than the female's, not allowing bacteria quick access to the bladder and this, together with the antibacterial actions of some secretions of the prostate gland, probably accounts for why men are less likely than women to develop urinary tract infection.
There are many types of urinary tract infection (UTI) depending on the part affected:
- the kidneys,
- the ureters,
- the bladder, and
- the urethra.
These organs produce, store, and eliminate urine - a combination of water and waste products that passes out of the body as fluid.
Despite its unsanitary image, the urine inside the bladder is normally sterile, free of bacteria. In fact, it has been called the "last clean stream in America!"
Urine contains large quantities of urea - the colorless, crystalline end product manufactured within the liver - which is excreted from the body via urinary tract. Known for its antiseptic and bactericidal properties, urea helps to inhibit the growth of many types of detrimental bacteria including:
- Eschericia coli (E. Coli)
Also present in the skin where it functions as one of the endogenous components of the skin's natural moisturizing factor, urea helps to kill the detrimental bacteria that cause bacterial forms of prostatitis.
However, the penis has bacteria that live in this warm, moist environment. Bacteria
can start to move up the urethra and, if they reach the bladder, can start to multiply.
Normally, these bacteria are flushed out of the urethra by urination before this can
happen. Sometimes, however, for a variety of reasons, the bacteria take hold and
cause an infection.
UTI in Men: Development of Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of bladder infection - less commmon in men than in women - are similar in both sexes. However, the further into the urinary tract the infection progresses, the greater the number of symptoms (they tend to be cumulative as the infection becomes more severe).
Although not everyone with a urinary tract infection has symptoms, most people get at least some, such as:
- a frequent urge to urinate - having to go a lot, feeling that you have to urinate immediately during the day and/or night (sometimes incontinence may occur), and
- a sharp pain or painful, burning sensation with itching in the area of the bladder or urethra during urination (dysuria).
Symptoms of bladder infection can develop
- quite rapidly - over a matter of hours, or
- more slowly - nagging for several weeks.
Mild cases of acute urinary tract infeciton may disappear spontaneously without any treatment.
UTI in Men: Urethritis Symptoms
This is a bacterial infection or inflammation of the urethra (tube that
carries urine from the bladder) which is more frequent in men than in women. It often
sets the stage for the development of cystitis.
In men, urethritis may cause burning in the penis, especially
during urination. It also may be caused by microorganisms that are transmitted through sexual
contact, including gonorrhea and chlamydia.
It is also known as a lower urinary tract infection as it occurs lower
in the urinary tract system than other infections.
UTI in Men: Cystitis Symptoms
Cystitis in men - the bacterial infection or inflammation of the urinary bladder - is 50 times less common than in women and girls. However, if the severe infection is present, it may inflame the male bladder wall enough to cause blood in the urine. Blood may make the urine look smoky or urine may even appear bloody with small clots.
Visible blood in the urine may also indicate more serious abnormalities of the urinary system and usually requires further medical evaluation.
PLEASE NOTE: Inflammation in the bladder is called cystitis, whether or not it is caused by infection. If one or both kidneys are involved, then the condition is called nephritis. If pain is the predominant symptom interstitial cystitis may be present.
In male adults, symptoms (mild to severe) of bladder infection, relatively rare in younger men, include:
- unusually frequent urination,
- an intense urge to urination,
- awakening from sleep to pass urine,
- bedwetting in a person who usually had been dry at night,
- burning sensation or discomfort during urination,
- back pain, usually mid-way up the back on one side, even when not urinating,
- lower stomach, abdominal pain (over bladder), especially during urination,
- abnormal urine color - dark, cloudy or milky,
- foul or strong urine odor - stinky urine,
- blood in the urine - bloody, pink urine (hematuria),
- inability to urinate - despite the urge, only a small amount of urine is passed,
- slight fever - mild infections often will not cause fever, but moderate to severe bladder infections that involve the kidneys do cause fever,
- painful or uncomfortable sexual intercourse,
- malaise (general discomfort),
- fatigue - feeling bad all over -- tired, shaky, washed out),
- mental changes or confusion - in elderly people, mental changes or confusion are often the only signs of a possible urinary tract infection.
PLEASE NOTE: These symptoms do not necessarily mean there is a bladder infection. They just mean there might be a bladder infection.
UTI in Men: Noninfectious Cystitis
A noninfectious cystitis, also called abacterial, radiation or chemical cystitis, is usually assumed when no bacteria can be identified as the cause of the symptoms. In other words, it is an irritation of the bladder not caused by a urinary tract infection with the symptoms similar to those due to a urinary tract infection.
The exact causes of noninfectious cystitis are often unknown. However, they may include:
- radiation therapy to the pelvis area,
- chemotherapy medications, and
- other irritants, such as bubble baths, sanitary napkins, spermicidal jellies, etc.
UTI in Men: Other Conditions
Other conditions that have symptoms similar to urinary tract infection include:
- bladder cancer,
- gonorrhea and chlamydia (microorganisms that are transmitted through sexual contact),
- irritable bladder.
PLEASE NOTE: Excruciating pain across the abdomen or the back may signal the presence of kidney stones. Therefore, you are strongly advised to act at the onset of any of these symptoms rather than take the "wait-and-see" approach. A professional diagnosis is essential.
UTI in Men: Irritable Bladder Syndrome (IBS)
The symptoms of irritable bladder syndrome (IBS) are basically the same as intersticial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). Yet again the main symptoms are:
- frequency (having to urinate more often),
- urgency (not being able to wait to urinate),
- bladder discomfort or pelvic pain,
- bladder instability (the bladder tries to empty before it has filled, and you cannot control it,
- nocturia (a frequent need to urinate at night).
Frequent emptying of the bladder can become a habit and this habit prevents the bladder from filling to its true capacity. It causes the bladder to become even more irritable and a vicious circle is established.
However, you can retrain your bladder by holding on by contracting your pelvic floor muscles. If "holding on" is difficult, you can try distracting your attention from your bladder by doing something. The feeling of urgency will subside as the bladder contraction dies away.
Learn to hold your urine for longer periods. Start by choosing a time interval you are reasonably comfortable with.
People with painful bladder syndrome (PBS) often find avoiding acids and caffeine in their diet helpful, as they can trigger flare ups of symptoms.
UTI in Men: Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
This is a bacterial infection (or inflammation) of the kidneys, also known as an upper urinary tract infection, as it occurs higher up in the urinary tract system than other infections.
Men are less likely to get a kidney infection as they usually do not suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections.
Occasionally the bacteria causing a bladder infection with ascend up into the kidneys and cause a kidney infection. This can be serious, since kidney infections can scar the kidneys.
Fortunately, most bladder infections do not turn into kidney infections, and a small scar in one kidney infection is harmless. But kidney infections are to be taken very seriously and treated promptly. Left untreated, a kidney infection can lead to reduced kidney function and, in severe cases, possibly even to death.
Here are signs, mild to severe, that a bladder infection has turned into a kidney infection:
- all symptoms of cystitis (see the above);
- lower back pain (below the ribs) or side pain - mid-way up the back, this is where the kidneys are located;
- high fever accompanied by shaking chills and sweats - an indication of a possible kidney infection. Unlike "viral infections" in which the fever fluctuates between normal and very high, with kidney infections the fever stays high (usually 101º F or higher) and you look and act progressively sicker;
- nausea and vomiting - common symptoms when a kidney infection is present.
UTI in Men: Multiple Risk Factors
There is a number of factors that increase the risk of developing urinary tract
infection - some men are more prone to getting an infection than others:
Genitals must be kept dry and clean! Less than careful hygiene, is one of the most frequent causes of repeated urinary tract infections.
Anal Intercouse - cystitis is more common in men who practice anal sex.
Older adults are at high risk for developing bladder infection (cystitis), with the incidence being as high as 33 out of 100 people.
What may place the elderly at increased risk for developing bladder infection, is
- lack of adequate fluids,
- bowel incontinence,
- decreased mobility or immobility, or
- placement in a nursing home (a stress factor).
Urinary tract infection also can be one of the risk factors for a urinary bladder
problem such as incontinence - leakage of urine that interferes with some of your normal activities, often causing embarrassment or discomfort in social
Incontinence, however, is not a disease, but rather a symptom of another condition involving the urinary system, such as acute or frequent bladder infections.
A wide range of medical conditions, and even aging, can cause or contribute to
incontinence. Some causes, such as urinary tract infections, may be temporary. Others can be long-lasting, such as prostate enlargement (BPH) blocking the urethra or - as an effect of prostate surgery (prostatectomy).
Urinary incontinence can have a varying impact on peoples lives, in many cases it can be very distressing and embarrassing, often preventing one living a normal life. This embarrassment prevents many people seeking help, this is a pity as there are many things that can be done to help.
Failure to Completely Empty the Bladder
This is a common problem especially among the elderly men who are at increased risk for developing urinary tract infections due to incomplete emptying of the bladder.
This failure is associated with such conditions, mainly obstructions, as:
- kidney stones,
- urethral strictures (partial blockages of the urethra),
- enlarged prostate - benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),
- prostatitis, especially chronic prostate infection, or neurological diseases.
Urinary Tubes, Stents, or Catheters
An obstruction in the urinary tract can be due to:
- nephrostomy tubes (a tube inserted into the kidney to drain urine to the
abdominal surface), or
- ureteric stents (a wire tube fitted in the urethra to keep the passage
open) all tend to increase the likelihood of infection, or
- urinary catheters (a small tube inserted into the bladder through the
urethra to drain urine) - a usual cause of urinary tract infection due to bacteria on the catheter, especially in the elderly or those who lose bladder control, or are unconscious, or are critically ill (due to nervous system disorder).
Catheterization in males is more difficult and uncomfortable than in
females because of the longer urethra.
Diabetics are at a higher risk of a urinary tract infection due to the unfavourable
metabolic changes, especially the elevated blood sugar levels, which suppress their immune system.
The incidence of the urologic complications of diabetes, such as autonomic
neuropathy affecting the urinary bladder, ranges from 27 percent to 85 percent.
In addition to autonomic bladder dysfunction in diabetes, there is an increased incidence of
asymptomatic and symptomatic bacteria, which can progress to kidney infection
and kidney damage.
This increase in bladder infection in diabetes has been attributed to numerous
etiologies, such as:
- incomplete bladder emptying,
- changes in bladder cell wall components, and
- immune dysfunctions in the urothelial cells.
However, there are very few published research studies which address either the
clinical aspects of bladder dysfunction in the diabetics or the basic molecular and
cellular aspects of the diabetic bladder.
Neurogenic Bladder: Paraplegia, Quadriplegia (SCI)
Neurological conditions like paraplegia, a spinal cord injury, also called spinal cord impairment (SCI), usually result in neurogenic bladder - an unstable or atomic bladder, with no muscle tone.
Men with spinal cord injuries have lost, partial or complete, control over their bladder and sphincter due to the compromised nerve receptors that are responsible for:
- contracting and relaxing the muscles of the bladder and the sphincter, and
- registering feelings of pressure or release.
Due to this condition, most paraplegics are exposed to the regular use of catheters and drugs. (The more traditional cap and bag, with continual drainage, is falling from favor even though it is a safer system).
However, catheters often increase the risk of urinary tract injuries and repeated bladder infections - a common problem in people with spinal cord impairment.
Exposed to repeated or long-term courses of antibiotics, in time, they also develop resistance to drugs what makes maintaining healthy urinary tract for them even more difficult.
However, contrary to a popular belief and common medical practice, men with spinal cord injuries or spinal cord impairment do NOT have to:
- suffer from chronic bladder infections and
- be exposed to vicious antibiotics.
History of Childhood Urinary Tract Infections
A history of urinary tract infections or bladder infections in childhodd also poses a
risk for recurrences in adult life.
Congenital Abnormality: Vesico-Ureteric Reflux
Abnormal structure of the bladder can be something that you are born with
or that develops later in life. Vesico-ureteric reflux is a congenital abnormality of the urinary tract that some children are born with, in which urine flows back into the ureters or kidney during urination.
Suppressed Immune System: Chronic Illness
Urinary tract infections occur when the immune system is supressed or compromised due to chronic illness, such a diabetes, AIDS, and cancer.
Men with certain blood types attract bacteria which attach to cells that line the urinary tract, causing recurrent urinary tract infections.
UTI in Men: Common Causes
In most cases, about 80 percent in adults, urinary tract infection is caused by a variety of pathogens - infectious bacteria - normally present in the intestines, especially in the rectum (colon).
Nearly all infections of the lower urinary tract and bladder are caused by a few
strains of E. coli bacteria, called uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC).
A variety of other Enterobacteriaceae and Gram-positive pathogens, includes:
- Staphylococcus aureus (shortly "staph"),
- Staphylococcus saprophyticus - 5 to 15 percent cases of urinary tract infections,
- Chlamydia trachomatis - one of the most common cuases of bladder infection, especially urethritis,
- Mycoplasma hominis,
- Klebsiella pneumoniae,
- Enterococcus faecalis,
- Proteus mirabilis,
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
These bacteria tend to remain limited to the urethra and reproductive system and, unlike E. coli, they are sexually transmitted. However, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the third leading cause of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections, accounting for approximately 12 percent of all infections of this type. They are usually related to urinary tract catheterization, instrumentation or surgery.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa appears to be among the most adherent of common urinary pathogens to the bladder uroepithelium. An infection can occur via an ascending or descending route.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa can also invade the bloodstream from the urinary tract. This route is the source of approximately 40 percent of pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.
Other possible causes of urinary tract infections include:
- yeast infection, especially if taking antibiotics for repeated infections,
- allergies, mainly from foods,
- stress and anxiety,
- heavy metal toxicity, and
- poor kidney function.
UTI in Men: The Prostate Link
Severe symptoms of bladder infections can be caused by acute bacterial prostatitis, characterized by an inflammation of the prostate gland (near the bottom of the bladder, close to the urethra).
Prostate infection affects 50 percent of men of all ages during their lifetimes. Symptoms of prostatitis are similar to those of bladder infection.
Also repeated bladder infections can be associated with long-lasting or chronic prostatitis (CP) - the most common form of the disease, usually caused by detrimental bacteria.
Unfortunately, low-grade prostatitis is often missed on a doctor visit. Therefore, you may experience no symptoms or symptoms so sudden and severe that you have to seek emergency medical care.
However, if you are approaching age 50, you should also look for any of the following:
- a decrease in the force of your urine stream,
- difficulty in beginning urination,
- dribbling after you urinate, or a feeling that your bladder is not totally empty after you finish urinating.
Keep in mind that these symptoms could also be symptoms of an enlarged prostate - benign (nonmalignant) enlargement of the prostate gland, which is known medically as "benign prostatic hyperplasia," or BPH for short. This condition leads to:
- the buildup of urine in the bladder, which
- increases the likelihood that pathogenic bacteria will grow and trigger an infection.
Sexually Transmitted Chlamydia Infection
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis. In men, the chlamydia organism infects cells of the lining of:
- rectum, and
Persons with chlamydia infections often have no symptoms. Consequently, they may transmit the infection to other people without knowing it. However, when the symptoms do occur, their type and severity will depend on the site of the infection and the person's response to it.
In men, chlamydia most often causes urethritis, an inflammation of the urethra in the penis. Symptoms of urethritis can include:
- a discharge from the penis,
- burning pain while urinating, or
- irritation in the urethra.
To diagnose chlamydia, a special test must be done by a health professional. This serious condition requires prompt medical attention.
Chlamydia infection is easily treated with an antibiotic medication. However, if it is not detected and treated, chlamydia infection can lead to complications. In men, it can spread to the epididymis, where it will cause pain and swelling in the scrotum.
UTI in Men: E. Coli Infection
Various harmless strains of uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) are normally present in the body - but they do not belong in the urinary tract.
A picture of E.coli bacteria. An undated file photo from the USDA
The bacteria, however, have multiple little hairs called cilia that function like little feet that allow them to climb from the skin around the vagina, up the urinary tube, into the bladder.
If UPEC (E. coli) get into the bladder or the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder), the body has ways of fighting them off - including the obvious methods of simply flushing them out with the urine. But these bacteria have evolved ways of anchoring themselves to the cells of the urinary tract.
The invading UPEC take advantage of receptors naturally found on the cells of the mucosal lining of the urinary tract. Receptors are like molecular "docking bays" for substances which the cells need for their normal growth and development.
Like pirates in an old movie, UPEC use "grappling hooks", called type I pili, to first hook on to these receptors, and then to invade the cell. (These pathogenic grappling hooks are composed of long, fibrous chains of a molecular "glue" called adhesin).
Once inside the cell, UPEC (E. coli) can live and reproduce in safety, shielded from many of the body's defensive immune responses.
In fact, these immune responses are so sophisticated that when the body detects that cells have been infected and activates the cell suicide program to destroy the bacteria, UPEC can actually flee the dying host cell before it is flushed out, and look for new cells to invade!
UTI in Men: Medical Diagnosis
Checking a urine sample is the only way to diagnose an infection.
Urinary Analysis (U/A)
This test is commonly performed in the doctor's office or in lab. It just takes a few minutes - a dipstick is placed in the urine sample and up to ten different substances can be detected.
If the U/A is normal, and the symptoms are mild, then you can probably wait for the next few days. To be sure, a doctor can send a urine culture to the lab (see below). Therefore, you should call your doctor's office after one or two days to check the results. If positive, do not wait and call the next day again to check the sensitivity of the antibiotics (see below).
If the U/A is positive for infection, and the symptoms are moderate to severe, probably a urine culture will be sent to the lab to confirm. A doctor will start an antibiotic treatment now to avoid allowing the infection to get worse.
If the U/A is positive, but the symptoms are mild, a doctor may not start an antibiotic treatment while the urine culture is being done (since a positive U/A does not necessarily mean there is an infection).
Microscopic Urinalysis ((U/A micro)
A doctor may also wait a few hours for the lab to run a microscopic urinalysis - a drop of urine is examined under a microscope - to help in the decision whether or not to start an antibiotic treatment while the urine culture is running.
With no dobubt, urine culture is the most accurate test to determine for sure whether or not an infection is present.The lab puts the urine sample in an incubator. If any bacteria are in the sample, they will multiply and show up. However, it takes 24 to 48 hours for the bacteria to grow enough to be detected.
Antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST)
If only one type of bacteria grows in the culture, the lab will expose the bacteria to a variety of antibiotics to see to which ones the bacteria are sensitive. This usually takes one day after the culture is positive. It helps to decide which antibiotic is best for the infection.
PLEASE NOTE: Some microbes, like Chlamydia and Mycoplasma, can only be detected with special bacterial cultures. These infections are suspected when you have symptoms of an infection and pus in the urine, but a standard culture fails to grow any bacteria.
UTI in Men: Antibiotic Treatments
Standard, conservative medical approaches to bladder infection are numerous and diverse. Typically, those who have frequent recurrences (three or more a year) are offered antibiotic treatments, such:
- low doses of antibiotics for long periods of time (as long as 6 months to 2 years),
- single doses of antibiotics after sexual intercourse,
- short courses (1 or 2 days) of antibiotics when symptoms appear.
Usually, stronger antibiotics are given than for single, acute episodes of bladder infection (cystitis). After acute symptoms have subsided, prophylactic, or preventive, therapy with low-dose antibiotics is recommended.
Antibiotics are normally employed in a trial and error fashion with varying degrees of success.
UTI in Men: Doctors' Choices of Antibiotics
Each year, doctors in the United States write millions antibiotic prescriptions to treat bladder infections.
Bactrim and Septra
Septra and Bactrim are both brand names for a combination antibiotic called
Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole are both compounds that block the internal production of folic acid (folate) needed by most bacteria to survive. These compounds, relatively safe for humans, are lethal to many bacteria.
Unfortunately, this inexpensive and quite effective, standard antibiotic for bladder infections is notorious for developing rash and allergies to it, frequently, life-threatening allergies. It is one of those famous sulfur drugs to which people have adverse reactions.
Other side effects have been reported in virtually every organ system in the body, including the kidneys. Sulfa drugs may precipitate in the urine, producing crystals that can cause:
- urinary obstruction,or
- kidney damage.
Septra also interacts with Dilantin, methotrexate, and with anticoagulant medications; it should be used cautiously if these other drugs are being taken.
Generic Bactrim also tends to disrupt the intestinal bacteria more than other drugs, such as Macrobid, and cause stomach upset.
Keflex and Macrodantin
These alternatives to Septra and Bactrim are commonly used both for the active treatment and long-term prevention of urinary tract infections. They seem to be more effective and even safer than Septra, although each carries risks of its own.
As you can see, in prescribing antibiotics, the risks and benefits must be always balanced!
Cipro and Marcrobid
The majority of doctors opt for newer (and more expensive) antibiotics, such as Cipro (a type of fluoroquinolone) or an often-prescribed drug, generic Marcrobid.
This trend may be due to doctors, adopting a new drug, believing it is the better drug. Therefore, it runs counter to the formal recommendations for drugs to be used first, such Bactrim, in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Internists are most likely to prescribe fluoroquinolones (chemotherapeutic bactericidal drugs), such as Cipro.
UTI in Men: Limitations of the Antibiotic Treatments
Unfortunately, bacteria E. coli are able to survive antibiotic treatment for bladder infections by reverting to an inactive state. Although, within several days of antibiotic treatment, the number of bacteria reproducing drop to zero, not all bacteria are killed.
In 15 percent of cases, bladder or kidney infections can become a recurring problem, or
they can stop responding to the antibiotics.
For example, after treatment with ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
- about 3 percent of the bacteria may be still present in a dormant state.
After treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Septra and Bactrim)
- about 7 percent of the bacteria may still linger.
Even after a month of antibiotic exposure, about 10 million of the original 1
billion bacteria may remain.
It is a well-known fact that antibiotic treatments:
- do NOT successfully kill all the bacteria participating in the infection and
- may, in fact, encourage many of the bacteria to persist in a resting state.
Therefore, current standard drug treatments for bladder infections are not adequate
and this phenomenon may account for many of the repeat urinary tract infections. In 15 percent of cases, bladder or kidney infections can become a recurring problem, or they can stop responding to the antibiotics.
UTI in Men: Drawbacks of the Antibiotic Treatments
Although routinely used, antibiotic treatments have many drawbacks, such as:
- antibiotics successfully kill both the unwanted micro-organisms and wanted micro-organisms;
- long-term or often repeated antibiotic use leads to major disturbance in normal body microflora, and sometimes to major disruption in health;
- antibiotics, such as Bactrim, may cause stomach upset, rash, and allergic reactions;
- you may end up with nasty yeast infection; as the friendly bacteria are killed off along with the bad bacteria, the antibiotic insensitive yeast can then grow out of control.
Therefore, due to the hazards, especially of prolonged antibiotic therapy, the need
for antibiotics used to clear up the infection, should be reduced, as all antibiotic
therapies carry with them the risks of developing:
- antibiotic-resistant bacteria,
- gastrointestinal problems, and
- adverse effects, especially on the liver and kidneys.
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Therapy: Adverse Reactions
The reported serious adverse effects - temporary and/or permanent - that may occur and manifest during fluoroquinolone (ciprofloxacin) therapy and long after it had been discontinued, include:
Just in the U.S., antibiotics cause 700,000 emergency room visits per year. (Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2006)
- irreversible peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system),
- spontaneous tendon rupture and tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon),
- acute liver failure or serious liver injury (hepatitis),
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) - also known as Lyell's syndrome, considered a more severe form of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (rare, life-threatening dermatological conditions characterized by the detachment of the top layer of skin from the lower layers of the skin all over the body),
- severe central nervous system disorders,
- Clostridium difficile associated disease (pseudomembranous colitis, an infection of the colon), a cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD),
- photosensitivity/phototoxicity reactions,
- psychotic reactions and confusional states,
- acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas),
- bone marrow depression or myelotoxicity (affecting the immune system),
- interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys),
- hemolytic anemia (anemia due to the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells),
- loss of vision,
- irreversible double vision (diplopia),
- drug-induced psychosis (loss of contact with reality),
- chorea (involuntary muscle movements),
- impaired color vision,
- exanthema (rash),
- abdominal pain,
- malaise (feeling of being unwell),
- drug-induced fever,
- dysaesthesia (unpleasant, abnormal sense of touch),
- eosinophilia (elevated white blood cells count),
- pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), commonly known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), also referred to as increased intracranial pressure (pressure around the brain).
NOTE: The elderly are at a much greater risk of experiencing such adverse reactions during fluoroquinolone therapy and long after it had been discontinued.
Antibiotic Treatments: E. Coli Survival Rate
Uropathogenic Escherichia Coli (E. coli) are able to survive antibiotic treatment for bladder infections by reverting to an inactive state.
Although within several days of antibiotic treatment, the number of bacteria reproducing drop to zero, not all the bacteria are killed.
About 3 percent of the bacteria may be still present in a dormant state after treatment with ciprofloxacin and about 7 percent may linger after treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
Even after a month of antibiotic exposure, about 10 million of the original 1 billion bacteria may remain.
Antibiotic treatment does not successfully kill all the bacteria participating in the infection and may, in fact, encourage many of the bacteria to persist in a resting state.
Therefore, current standard drug treatments for bladder infections are not adequate and this phenomenon may account for many of the repeat urinary tract infections.
E. Coli: New Antibiotic-Resistant Strain
A newly identified, antibiotic-resistant strain of a common E. coli bacterium is contributing to an increase in relatively hard-to-treat bladder infections.
The analyzed strain, resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, a popular two-drug combination, shows a pattern of resistance to multiple antibiotics and has genetic characteristics called "virulence factors" that increase its ability to infect the urinary tract.
Not much is known about how new strains of bacteria that infect the urinary tract arise and spread. It could be that this organism has been around forever and has now acquired resistance to several antibiotics. It could have been introduced, perhaps through contaminated food.
E. coli-Induced Repeated Bladder Infections
For those who are more prone to repeated infections, it can be a painful and frustrating battle. And you are likely to continue having urinary tract infections, if you have had three or more a year.
One possible factor behind recurrent urinary tract infection may be the ability of detrimental bacteria to attach to cells lining the urinary tract.
The symptoms sometimes can be caused by chemical irritation such as bath additives. They may disappear if toiletries are changed.
Usually, the latest infection stems from a strain or type of bacteria that is different from the infection before it, indicating a separate infection.
Even when several urinary tract infections in a row are due to E. coli, slight differences in the bacteria indicate distinct infections.
Because of the chance of kidney infection (pyelonephritis), both chronic and recurrent urinary tract infections should be treated thoroughly.
Urinary Self-Defense Systems Against Bacteria
Infection does not always occur when bacteria are introduced into the bladder because the urinary system is structured in a way that helps ward off infection.
A number of defense systems - natural safeguards - that protect the urinary tract against infection-causing bacteria includes:
- The flow of urine which functions as an antiseptic, helping to wash potentially harmful bacteria out of the body during normal urination. (Urine is normally sterile, that is, free of bacteria, viruses, and fungi!)
PLEASE NOTE: Urine contains large quantities of urea - the colorless, crystalline end product manufactured within the liver - which is excreted from the body via urinary tract. Known for its antiseptic and bactericidal properties, urea helps to inhibit the growth of many types of detrimental bacteria including Eschericia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus. Also present in the skin where it functions as one of the endogenous components of the skin's natural moisturizing factor, urea helps to kill the detrimental bacteria that cause bacterial forms of prostatitis.
- The ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder) and bladder which are structurally designed to prevent urine from backing up toward the kidneys.
- The male urethra is longer than the female's, not allowing bacteria quick access to the bladder and this, together with the antibacterial actions of some secretions of the prostate gland, probably accounts for why men are less likely than women to develop urinary tract infection. In addition, a man's urethral opening
is farther from sources of bacteria from the anus.
- The bladder lining - when bacteria infect the cells that line the bladder they, literally, sacrifice themselves and self-destruct (a process called apoptosis). In so doing, they fall away from the lining, carrying the bacteria with them. This process, sugested by some interesting research, eliminates about 90% of the E. coli.
- The immune defenses in both sexes continuously fights bacteria and other harmful micro-invaders. In addition, immune system defenses and antibacterial substances in the mucous lining of the bladder eliminate many organisms.
- A possible natural antibiotic - identified by some researchers - called human beta-defensin-1 (HBD-1) which fights E. coli within the urinary tract.
UTI Prevention: Health Tips
Bladder infections occur when bacteria get - through the urethra - into the bladder. This can happen by the way you wipe after going to the bathroom, or through sex. Bladder infections can also be caused by a blockage of urine flow, which may occur if you have an enlarged prostate (BPH).
Urinate when you feel the need. Do not resist the urge to urinate!
Take showers instead of tub baths.
Practice good personal hygiene by keeping the genital area clean. Less than careful hygiene is one of the most frequent causes of recurrent bladder infections.
Always wash the penis during bathing or, preferably, showering by gently pulling back the foreskin.
PLEASE NOTE: An uncircumcised male has a higher chance of bladder infections only during the first year of life. This risk goes away after age one. Therefore, it is no longer true that circumcising males leads to a significant decrease in the risk of bladder infections.
Practice safe sex. Use condoms to prevent infections transmitted through sexual contact, such as gonorrhea.
Avoid sexual intercourse 'from behind'.
Use only white unscented and unbleached toilet paper - you may react to the dyes and chemicals in the other toilet papers. Unbleached toilet paper is better to reduce any possible chlorine exposure and the environmental contamination that comes from the bleaching process.
Cleanse the genital area before sexual intercourse. Wash the penis and hands with soap and water. If condoms are used during anal contact, be sure to change
Urinate after sexual intercourse, if possible. If not, drink 10-12 ounces of water immediately after intercourse. It will cause you to urinate later and help flush the bacteria out.
Avoid wet or tight clothing.
Wear only cotton underwear. It provides the best ventilation.
Avoid chemicals such as bubble baths and strong soaps. They may irritate the urethra.
Evaluation of Symptoms: Questionnaire
If you are interested in getting a second opinion, please submit your answers to the following questions:
- For how many days has the pain when urinating been present?
- How old are you?
- What is your gender?
- Do you have fever? (Yes/No)
- Do you have back pain? (Yes/No)
- Do you have nausea? (Yes/No)
- Do you have the sudden, strong urges to urinate? (Yes/No)
- Do you need to urinate more often than usual? (Yes/No)
- Please add additional information related to your condition.
Within 48 hours, you may expect an evalution of your symptoms along with a brief information on available natural treatment options.
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Uribiotic: Herbal Antibiotic
"As a last resort I tried URIBIOTIC, and within a few days the effects were amazing: clear, golden urine and a nice, relaxed bladder; relief at last. For this, I am most grateful and I thank you! ~ David P., Devon, UK
It has been known for years to alternative practitioners - nutritionists, herbalists, naturopathic doctors and nutritionally-oriented physicians that the natural, non-pharmacological approach to urinary tract infection (UTI for short) compared to standard medical treatments (read: antibiotics) is clearly a superior, and most importantly, safer and without side effects option.
Actually, it is on open secret that antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herbs, micro- and phytonutrients can help to remedy and overcome acute and repeated, chronic bladder infections by:
- disinfecting the urinary tract (an antimicrobial action),
- inhibiting and preventing inflammation,
- enhancing the growth of some forms of beneficial bacteria within the body such as Bifidobacteria bifidus and Lactobacillus acidophilus,
- destroying some forms of detrimental fungi such as Candida albicans and Candida krusei.
By preventing bacterial cell division and breaking down the walls and cytoplasm of bacteria (in a similar fashion to some types of pharmaceutical antibiotics), Uribiotic Formula helps to inhibit the growth (or kill) many types of detrimental pathogenic bacteria including:
- Actinomyces naeslundii
- Bacillus anthracis (on the basis of its known ability to kill other species of Bacillus)
- Bacillus alvert
- Bacillus cereus
- Bacillus subtilis
- Brucella abortus
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Citrobacter freundii, a species of motile, gram-negative Citrobacter - a genus of gram-negative coliform bacteria in the Enterobacteriaceae family. Citrobacter bacteria can be present in the intestines, feces, soil, water, urine, sewage and food; they are also the source of infant meningitis and sepsis.
Citrobacter freundii strains have inducible ampC genes encoding resistance to ampicillin and first-generation cephalosporins.
- Clostridium species (botulinum, tetani)
- Cornybacterium diphtheriae
- Enterobacter aerogenes, gram-negative aerobe, also known as Klebsiella mobilis or Klebsiella aerogenes (the latter at one time was used for several strains now known to belong to Klebsiella pneumoniae; now it is used primarily by researchers who believe that Enterobacter aerogenes should be transferred to Klebsiella)
- Enterococcus faecalis (gram-positive aerobe, former Group D streptococcus)
- Eschericia coli (E. coli, gram-negative aerobe)
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Klebsiella pneumoniae (gram-negative aerobe)
- Legionella pneumoniae
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Moraxella catarrhalis
- Mycobacterium smegmatis
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Neisseria memingitidis
- Pasteurella septica
- Pneumocystis carinii
- Propionibacterium acnes
- Proteus mirabilis (gram-negative aerobe)
- Proteus vulgaris (gram-negative aerobe)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (gram-negative aerobe)*
- Pseudomonas cepacia
- Salmonella enteridis
- Salmonella enteritidis
- Salmonella choleraesuis
- Salmonella paratyphi A
- Salmonella typhimurium
- Serratia marcescens (gram-negative aerobe)
- Shigella dysenteriae
- Shigella flexneri
- Shigella sonnei
- Staphylococcus aureus (gram-positive aerobe, responsible for "Golden Staph")**
- Staphylococcus saprophyticus (a gram-positive, coagulase-negative bacterium, recognized as a cause of urinary tract infections since the early 1970s)
- Streptococcus faecalis (now classified as Enterococcus faecalis)
- Streptococcus mutans (alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus), also known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS)
- Streptococcus pneumoniae (alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus), also known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS)
- Streptococcus pyogenes (beta-hemolytic Streptococcus), also known as Group B Streptococcus (GBS)
- Streptococcus sanguis (alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus), also known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS)
- Streptococcus viridans (alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus), also known as Group A Streptococcus (GAS)
- Streptomyces species
- Treponema pallidum
- Ureaplasma urealyticum - a species of detrimental ureaplasma bacteria, a genus of bacteria belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae. Mycoplasma, also known as Asterococcus, is a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative detrimental bacteria. Several species are pathogenic in humans, including Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma genitalum and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
U. urealyticum - the phylogenetic cluster of M. pneumoniae, is part of the normal genital flora of both men and women. It is found in about 70 percent of sexually active humans. It is believed to be sexually transmitted and transmitted from mother to infant.
Ureaplasma urealyticum infection may cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary tract/kidney stones (struvite stones), non-specific urethritis (NSU), nongonorrheal urethritis and prostatitis in men. It has also been noted as one of the infectious causes of sterile pyuria (pus in urine).
Penicillins are ineffective as U. urealyticum does not have a cell wall, which is the drug's main target.
- Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
* PLEASE NOTE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium found in soil, water, skin flora and most man-made environments. An opportunistic pathogen of immunocompromised individuals vulnerable to infections, it typically infects the pulmonary tract, urinary tract, burns, wounds, and also causes other blood infections.
P. aeruginosa is the third leading cause of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections, accounting for approximately 12 percent of all infections of this type. They are usually related to urinary tract catheterization, instrumentation or surgery.
It is a common cause of post-operative infection in radial keratotomy (RK) eye surgery patients and of "hot-tub rash" (dermatitis), caused by lack of proper periodic attention to water quality.
P. aeruginosa appears to be among the most adherent of common urinary pathogens to the bladder uroepithelium. An infection can occur via an ascending or descending route.
P. aeruginosa can also invade the bloodstream from the urinary tract. This route is the source of approximately 40 percent of P. aeruginosa infections.
P. aeruginosa can cause chronic opportunistic infections. These kinds of infections are a serious problem for medical care. Many patients, immunocompromised and the elderly in particular, often cannot be treated effectively with traditional antibiotic therapy.
As a highly relevant opportunistic pathogen, P. aeruginosa has low antibiotic susceptibility. It is naturally resistant to a large range of antibiotics and may demonstrate additional resistance after unsuccessful treatment.
Therefore, choosing an antibiotic should be guided according to laboratory sensitivities, rather than empirically. However, if antibiotics are started empirically - with some exceptions, given by injection only - then cultures should be obtained and, after having the culture results available, the choice of an antibiotic used should be carefully reviewed.
Thanks, Andrew, for your advice and support with my Pseudomonas [aeruginosa] bladder infection with your amazing product Uribiotic which stopped the infection and kept it away.
I've suffered from UTIs for 18 years since my spinal cord injury and now I'm infection free.
** PLEASE NOTE: In case of Staphylococcus aureus infections, Uribiotic Formula can be a part of a combined antibiotic therapy as it may enhance the effectiveness of pharmaceutical antibiotics for the UTI treatment.
Uribiotic Formula: An Immune Booster
An immune-boosting Uribiotic Formula helps to increase the natural safeguards - bodily defense systems that protect the urinary tract against pathogenic, infection-causing bacteria, such as:
- the flow of urine which functions as an antiseptic, helping to wash potentially harmful bacteria out of the body during normal urination. (Urine is normally sterile, that is, free of bacteria, viruses, and fungi!);
- the ureters (muscular ducts that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder) and the bladder;
- the immune defenses and antibacterial substances in the mucous lining of the bladder;
- the bladder lining cells that, literally, sacrifice themselves and self-destruct to fight off detrimental bacteria (a process called apoptosis). In so doing, they fall away from the lining, carrying the bacteria with them. This process, suggested by some interesting research, eliminates about 90% of the E. coli;
- the vagina which is colonized - in normal fertile women - by lactobacilli, beneficial micro-organisms that maintain a highly acidic environment (low pH). Lactobacilli also produce hydrogen peroxide, which helps eliminate bacteria and reduces the ability of E. coli to adhere to vaginal cells;
- the so-called human beta-defensin-1 (HBD-1) which fights E. coli within the female urinary and reproductive tracts - a possible natural antibiotic identified by some researchers;
- the antibacterial actions of some secretions of the prostate gland probably for why men are less likely than women to develop urinary tract infection.
Uribiotic Formula: Health Benefits Summary
It is so embarrassing having consult your doctor for the same reason (another infection!) and need to take another round of antibiotics.
The truth is, however, that urinatry tract infections CAN be successully remedied and prevented without multiple rounds of prescription medications (antibiotics).
Health benefits of our proprietary Uribiotic Formula - a synergistic blend of 59 nutrients, phytonutrients (plant nutrients) and herbs thoroughly researched and put to the test - include:
- anti-edematous (decreasing edema and swelling), and
Formulated with care by a master formulator and manufactured according to the highest standards, this unique synergistic combination can help you deal with a bladder and/or even a kidney infection:
- effectively, and
- with no side effects.
Thousands of people around the world have proven the efficacy of this approach. And what is most important, there has not been a single reported harm done by taking the Uribiotic Formula.
But don't take our word for it - try it out yourself.
Advanced Urinary Tract Support*
MADE IN USA
60 Phytonutrients and Nutrients
Amount Per Serving (4 Capsules)
|1. Vitamin A (All Trans Retinyl Palmitate)
|2. Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate)
|3. Vitamin E (d-Alpha-Tocopherol Succinate)
|4. Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
|5. Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)
|7. Magnesium (as Taurinate)
|8. Zinc (as Monomethionine)
|9. Selenium (as Selenomethionine)
|10-60. PROPRIETARY BLEND:
|Grape (Vitis vinifera) Seed Extract (Std. to 95% Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins), Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Leaf 5:1 Extract, Saw Palmetto Berry (Serenoa repens) Extract (Std. to 25% Fatty Acids), Uva Ursi (Arctistaphylos uva-ursi) Leaf Extract (Std. to 20% Arbutin), Echinacea Extract [70% Echinacea angustifolia (Root), 30% Echinacea purpurea (Arial Parts)], Barberry (Berberis aristata) Root 4:1 Extract, Bee Propolis 2:1 Extract, Goldenseal Root Extract (Std. to 5% Berberine), Grapefruit (Citrus paradise) Seed 4:1 Extract, Olive (Olea europaea) Leaf 4:1 Extract, Buchu (Barosma betulina) Short Leaf 4:1 Extract, Corn (Zea mays) Silk Extract, Meadowsweet (Spirea ulmaria) Herb Powder, Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Root 10:1 Extract, Caprylic Acid (as Sodium Caprylate), Garlic (Allium sativum) Bulb Powder, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) Leaf Extract (Std. to 10% Asiaticoside), Purple Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) Rind Extract (Std. to 10% Mangostin), Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Fruit 4:1 Extract, Cranberry (Vaccinum macrocarpon) Fruit Powder (90% Cranberry Solids), Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Stem Extract (Std. to 7% Silica), Onion (Allium cepa) Bulb Powder, Pau D'Arco (Tabebuia impetignosa) Bark 4:1 Extract, Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Shoot Powder, Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) Root Extract (Std. to 0.5% Astragalosides ), Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) Hull Powder, Calcium D-Glucarate, Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) Bud Powder, Green Cardamon (Elettaria cardamonum) Seed Powder, Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Leaf 4:1 Extract, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Pomegranate Fruit Extract (Std. to 40% Ellagic Acid), Rutin, Cayenne (Capsicum annum) Fruit Powder, Cinnamon Bark 4:1 Extract, Great Yellow Gentian (Gentiana lutea) Root Powder, Hesperidin, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Leaf Extract (Std. to 6% Carnosic Acid), Triphala (Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula, Emblica officinalis) Fruit Powder, Eleutherococcus senticosus Root Extract (Std. to 0.8% Eleutherosides), Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Fruit Extract (Std. to 20% Aescin), Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Seed Extract, Bromelain, Chlorophyll (as Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin), Papain, Vinpocetine, Trans-resveratrol, Vanadium (as Vanadyl Sulfate), BioPerine® Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Fruit Extract, Lycopene, Boron (as Boron Citrate).
|Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetarian Leucine.
|Manufactured in the USA with domestic and imported ingredients in a GMP-compliant facility.
BioPerine® is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.
|QUALITY & SAFETY
|As a dietary supplement, starting after breakfast, take 4 capsules 3 times daily in between meals, each time with 4 ounces (½ cup) of purified room-temperature water, or as recommended by a qualified healthcare professional.
|If you are taking antidiabetic or thyroid medications, or have a gastrointestinal condition, consult with your hrealthcare practitioner before taking this product. Do not take this product if you are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.
|Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to elective surgery.
|Allergen free (Milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy).
The Mierzejewski Formula™
Formulated and distributed by Full of Health, Inc.
Lancaster, PA 17601
* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
|Full of Health and Uribiotic are registered trademarks of Full of Health, Inc.
Unique, Natural and Astonishingly Effective
Our all-natural Uribiotic Formula is so astonishingly effective that it continues to amaze even the most skeptical people, including doctors.
For this reason, we have decided to go worldwide and share our experience with the public on the Internet to help men around the world to overcome and remedy urinary tract infection that can lead to dangerous complications, such as kidney infection.
Since 2004, we have been supplying with our proprietary Uribiotic Formula clients and customers in 33 countries: the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Italy, Singapore, France, Russia, Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, St. Lucia (West Indies), Norway, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Slovenia, Greece, Qatar, Jordan, Israel, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sri Lanka, India, Spain, and China.
With no doubt this unique supplement can be of great benefit to you. You have nothing to lose - and your urinary health to gain.
If necessary, Uribiotic Formula can be a part of a combined antibiotic therapy as Uribiotic Formula may even enhance the effectiveness of standard pharmaceutical antibiotics for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), especially in case of Staphylococcus aureus infections.
First Signs of Relief Within 24-48 Hours
Uribiotic Formula can cause an almost instant disappearance of
- the painful burning sensation when urinating,
- the need for frequent urination,
- the inability to empty the bladder completely even though you have the urge.
Uribiotic Formula can help to eliminate:
- the harmful bacteria from the inside of the urinary tract without disrupting the normal body functions.
Uribiotic Formula can help you prevent and remedy:
- both acute and repeated (chronic) urinary tract infections, and
- the need and dependence on antibiotics.
The results, however, may vary from person to person depending on the type of diagnosis (urine tests and/or symptoms), the type of bacteria, degree of severity of UTI (ranging from minor to serious), type of UTI (cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis), history of antibiotic intake (as this can be a cause of repeated UTIs), structural abnormalities, age, sex and other existing health conditions such as diabetes mellitus and/or any immuno-compromised state. Besides, about half of women with symptoms of a UTI actually have irritation of the urethra, vaginitis, candidiasis, interstitial cystitis, or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some of these problems may also accompany or lead to UTIs.
Our Clients Write to Us:
March 26th, 2015
Hello Mr. Andrew Mierzejewski,
I am writing to thank you for all you have done for me. I had an E. coli infection ruining my life for 6 years. I had seen numerous doctors and been tested every way that the medical profession could think of.
It started on my 50th birthday when my health deteriorated rapidly within 2 hours. I was feeling fine, sitting in Northern Ontario contemplating my first 5 decades of life. I felt tired after eating lunch and thought I should take a nap. Within two hours I had a fever of 104. I was vomiting and shaking uncontrollably.
My wife called for an ambulance and I was rushed to the hospital in Bracebridge. Once there, I was diagnosed with a severe urinary tract infection. They prescribed Cipro and sent me on way. The strain of E.coli in me was resistant to that antibiotic and consequently I had another violent attack, and my second ride in an ambulance. The hospital experience was too extreme to go into here.
Eventually, I as put on Septra and sent home. It took a few weeks and all seemed well. Another drug was eventually prescribed, called Suprax. This was meant to be a safer alternative. I adjusted to what I considered my "new normal". Within the year, while away from home again, the symptoms came back but I knew how to control them better.
I went to a urologist who confirmed that the E.coli was back. We started the Suprax again. He didn't feel that the two infections were related, even though the E. coli strain was the same. After all the scopes and tests he wanted me to endure, he couldn't find the source. He sent me to an Infectious Disease specialist. This medical Triage team sent me for a battery of more tests and used a lot of my time. I went through an amazing amount of antibiotics. I was on Suprax for 3 years.
The final round of drugs was Ertapenem. The Doctor referred to it as "the bazooka of all antibiotics". Other doctors referred to it as "Javex, Draino and Bleach". I was thinking this would solve it. It was administered for 28 days through an IV drip once a day. 17 days later, all my symptoms were back and raging in a full on attack. I started my stash of Suprax immediately and got the infection under control. The infection specialist was stumped!
While on Suprax there weren't any issues with the infection - but I was taking antibiotics daily with no end in sight. If I stopped and did nothing, the infection would eventually kill me.
The team of doctors recommended a path of surgeries to remove infected parts and tissue to see if they could cut out where the infection was nested. That seemed rather extreme to me. You referred to it as "barbaric." It would only lead to a reduced state of living and a dependency on the medical industry.
Looking for another way through this, my wife found your site and I immediately began reading. Then, I ordered your Uribiotic. I also called you and you advised me. You guided me through the whole process. I used a larger than prescribed amount of supplements as directed by you. You also explained the diet I needed and what other supplements to use.
I stayed the course and did not waiver for 3 months. I called you many times to understand what was happening with me and, as time went by, you adjusted the prescription as needed. It was the first 3 months in years that I didn't take a pharmaceutical antibiotic!
After these 3 months, I couldn't believe that it was over, the infection was gone and not returning.
I waited a few months before writing this note of endorsement. I am amazed and thankful. I have changed my eating habits and added certain supplements to my way of life. I'm not as strict about the diet anymore but I am very strict about the amount of sugar that I will allow myself. My eating habits are much better now. I think I will be amazed for years to come. I never thought I would get through this.
When the specialists suggested the surgery route I said "No." I was going to use your method. They were very skeptical. I told the team of doctors about my recovery and they were astonished. One doctor, who has been practicing his specialty with infections for 27 years, said that I taught him something new!
I thank you. You are a treasure, Mr. Mierzejewski.
Let me start off by saying (and please keep in mind that I rarely submit feedbacks) that I had to send in this positive opinion on Uribiotic Formula and UT ProbioticsUltra. These two paired up equal excellence!
Where do I begin. After having a UTI on and off for way too long that I was never able to cure naturally (stayed away from antibiotics), didn't know what to do next. The infection travelled by body from head to toe. I'm talking strep sore throat almost every month before my monthly cycle, on and off burning sensation when urinating, occasional fevers and chills. On top of that indigestion issues such as belching, gas, low stomach acid, you name it. I could not live like this any longer.
I decided to search the web from top to bottom. Fell on the Uribiotic website and was intrigued by the product right away. I'm willing to invest, I thought. My health has been bad for too long, I said to myself.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Uribiotic and UT ProbioticsUltra have healed me from head to toe!
It has been only one week, but after a few days, my urine is clearer and the burning sensation has decreased by a lot. My strep throat/sore throat is totally gone. Indigestion issues have improved significantly.
Ladies, even my monthly cycle is a breeze!! No cramps!! I am sold and sad that I did not order more bottles. What was I thinking?!
All I can say is: give it a try!!
Dear Uribiotic Team,
I have had recurrent UTI's for the past few years and my doctor usually just gives me Bactrim, which clears it up within 3 days. While on vacation recently I got another one the first day of my trip and panicked because the pain always seems unbearable.
I was able to get another prescription for Bactrim, but after 2 doses (6 days) I felt even worse. Two weeks later and 2 courses of Cipro later I was at my wits end!
My doctor told me there weren't any bacteria in my urine so it could be something else like urethritis or interstitial cystitis. I didn't care what it was, I just wanted to get rid of it and prevent it from ever coming back.
In desperation I went online and researched as much as I could. I found your website and it has been a life-saver.
I started feeling better after the first couple days of taking the Uribiotic Formula, and after the second bottle I was back to normal.
I couldn't believe how fast it worked, and that there were no side effects, like with antibiotics.
Since then I've also started taking your D-Mannose and Probiotic formulas for prevention and I haven't had any UTI symptoms since.
Thank you so much for your very informative website and very effective natural products.
For years I have been plagued with UTI's. Each time trying to fight it off with baking soda, Alka-Seltzer, drinking lots of water and searching the web for natural remedies, only to end up at the dreaded Urgent Care to get antibiotics. Some of them even gave me bad side effects.
I found Uribiotic Formula on my last web search and I read some of the testimonials and thought I would give it a try.
I was amazed! It really, really worked. I didn't go on antibiotics and my infection was cured.
Thank you a million times over! What a freedom to be able to have a natural cure and not have to be on antibiotics...
This product really works and I would highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from UTI.
Hello, again, Full of Health Team!
I just got on to your website to order more URIBIOTIC... I am the "Katie B." from Denver, Colorado! My testimonial has been on your home page for over 2 years now.
I have been living in China for the past year and I just recently got a bladder infection for the first time in over 2 years!
You have no idea how comforting it has been to have the assurance of having your product in my medicine cabinet while living in such a foreign land with foreign doctors and hospitals.
I was quite scared when I got the bladder infection a couple of days ago, because I thought, "what if it just doesn't work this time and I have to go to a hospital in China?!"
But, have no fear… URIBIOTIC worked for me AGAIN!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING PRODUCT!!!! I sing your praises every time I have sex -:)
Thank you and have a great weekend!
I got a severe bladder infection and also discovered I had an enlarged prostate. I was in bad pain when I often had to go to restroom. One night I was going every 30 minutes.
They put me on sulfa antibiotics and also wanted me to take Flowmax which I told them I would not take. I don't like taking antibiotics if I can help it.
They also did a CAT scan. I took the antibiotics for a few days but they did not help that much.
Until I got my order of Uribiotic in. I started taking it and, after a few days, noticed feeling a little better each day.
I started going to the bathroom about twice a night only. Then just once a night and now I never wake to go to the bathroom. My measured urine outflow in the morning became normal and with no pain.
I was also taking DP Extract for my enlarged prostate for about six weeks. I went to a specialist and he checked me and said that my prostate was normal. He said I don't need to come back.
Now everything is back to normal. I still take both Uribiotic and DP Extract.
I am very thankful for your help and advice, Andrew.
Problem solved! The infection is GONE! I just thought you might want to know this in case you get any customers notifying you that URIBIOTIC doesn't seem to be working.
I love your product and continue to rave and refer anyone I talk to about UTIs to your
THANK YOU FOR CREATING THIS PRODUCT!!!
Safe and Effective in Animals
I just wanted to say THANKS so much! I got the Uribiotic Formula and started the treatment. And my dog is doing so much better! No more blood in the urine or getting up at night having to go to the bathroom. She is happy and no more pain.
She have had bladder infections for more than 5 months and the vets had her on some very expensive antibiotics, including Baytril [Enrofloxacin]. And since she is 156 lb. you can imagine how much it cost me to have her on them.
But they were not curing her...
And since I started her on your product she is fantastic! Eating normal again and the life had come back to her body. Thanks so much!
I sent the links to the 2 vets that had seen her and recommended your product if they ever get a dog with a bladder infection resistant to all antibiotics.
Once more, thanks again so much!
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