UTIs are becoming harder to treat... and that's a big deal

UTIs are becoming harder to treat... and that's a big deal

UTIs are the most common infection in the world, so it's no wonder health care officials are concerned about the rise in antibiotic-resistant UTIs. So why are we losing the battle with UTIs? We're Uqora and we've got the facts below.

 

UTIs are becoming harder to treat... and that's a big deal

UTIs are becoming harder to treat... and that's a big deal

UTIs are the most common infection in the world, so it's no wonder health care officials are concerned about the rise in antibiotic-resistant UTIs. So why are we losing the battle with UTIs? We're Uqora and we've got the facts below.

 

UTIs are becoming harder to treat... and that's a big deal

UTIs are becoming harder to treat... and that's a big deal

UTIs are the most common infection in the world, so it's no wonder health care officials are concerned by the rise in antibiotic resistant UTIs. In the last decade, the number of antibiotic resistant UTI cases nearly doubled from 8%-15%. So why are we losing the battle with UTIs? We're Uqora, the company dedicated to bringing innovation to the urinary health industry, and we've got the facts below.

UTIs are the most common infection in the world, so it's no wonder health care officials are concerned by the rise in antibiotic resistant UTIs. So why are we losing the battle with UTIs? We're Uqora and we've got the facts below.

Important things to know about UTIs and Antibiotic Resistance

Important things to know about UTIs and Antibiotic Resistance

Important things to know about UTIs and Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria that cause an infection develop the ability to resist the effects of an antibiotic. This makes it increasingly more difficult to treat the infection. Antibiotic resistance is typically caused by overuse and misuse, but anytime you use an antibiotic it can potentially lead to resistance.

The antibiotic cycle

Because UTIs can lead to serious issues if left untreated such as kidney infections, renal damage, and sepsis, UTIs have been a major focus for global health officials in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

The antibiotic needed to treat a UTI depends on the type of bacteria causing the infection. In order for doctors to identify the specific bacteria causing the infection, they must get a urine culture. But it takes several days to get results back from the lab, so doctors will usually make a best-guess of what antibiotic will work. This leads to a lot of antibiotic misuse.

This is why its so important your doctor confirms what bacteria is casusing the infection before prescribing any antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria that cause an infection develop the ability to resist the effects of an antibiotic. This makes it increasingly more difficult to treat the infection. Antibiotic resistance is typically caused by overuse and misuse, but anytime you use an antibiotic it can potentially lead to resistance.

This is why its so important your doctor confirms what bacteria is casusing the infection before prescribing any antibiotics.

The antibiotic cycle

Because UTIs can lead to serious issues if left untreated such as kidney infections, renal damage, and sepsis, UTIs have been a major focus for global health officials in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

The antibiotic needed to treat a UTI depends on the type of bacteria causing the infection. In order for doctors to identify the specific bacteria causing the infection, they must get a urine culture. But it takes several days to get results back from the lab, so doctors will usually make a best-guess of what antibiotic will work. This leads to a lot of antibiotic misuse.

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria that cause an infection develop the ability to resist the effects of an antibiotic. This makes it increasingly more difficult to treat the infection. Antibiotic resistance is typically caused by overuse and misuse, but anytime you use an antibiotic it can potentially lead to resistance.

Because UTIs can lead to serious issues if left untreated such as kidney infections, renal damage, and sepsis, UTIs have been a major focus for global health officials in the fight against antibiotic resistance. In the last decade, the number of antibiotic resistant UTI cases nearly doubled from 8%-15%.

The antibiotic needed to treat a UTI depends on the type of bacteria causing the infection. In order for doctors to identify the specific bacteria causing the infection, they must get a urine culture. But it takes several days to get results back from the lab, so doctors will usually make a best-guess of what antibiotic will work. This leads to a lot of antibiotic misuse.

This is why it's so important your doctor confirms what bacteria is causing the infection before prescribing any antibiotics. 

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The antibiotic cycle

Once you get a UTI, you're more likely to get another. Because of this many of us get stuck in a vicious cycle.

Once you get a UTI, you're more likely to get another. Because of this many of us get stuck in a vicious cycle.

Once you get a UTI, you're more likely to get another. Because of this many of us get stuck in a vicious cycle.


Sick of UTIs? I've been there

Sick of UTIs? I've been there

Hi, I'm Jenna- I used to get UTIs all the time and was always left feeling frustrated and helpless. This experience inspired me to start Uqora. Built in collaboration with physicians and urologists, Uqora make UTI relief products . We also make proactive urinary tract supplements so you can finally get ahead of your urinary health! No matter where you are on you're urinary health journey, Uqora is here for you. We're so glad you've found us.

I'm Jenna, co-founder of Uqora. I used to get UTIs all the time and was always left feeling frustrated and helpless. This experience inspired me to start Uqora. Built in collaboration with physicians and urologists, Uqora specializes in UTI education, UTI relief products and proactive urinary tract supplements. We've already helped 400,000 people get their lives back. Are you ready to join them?

Sick of UTIs? I've been there

Hi, I'm Jenna- I used to get UTIs all the time and was always left feeling frustrated and helpless. This experience inspired me to start Uqora. Built in collaboration with physicians and urologists, Uqora make UTI relief products . We also make proactive urinary tract supplements so you can finally get ahead of your urinary health! No matter where you are on you're urinary health journey, Uqora is here for you. We're so glad you've found us.

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Uqora's line of proactive supplements contains science-backed ingredients found in nature to keep you healthy. The ingredients in Uqora have been well-researched and were each selected for their unique ability to improve urinary tract health. Each of our products supports you in a different way, keeping your urinary tract covered from all angles.

Each of our proactive products supports your urinary health in a different way

Each of our proactive products supports your urinary health in a different way

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Uqora's line of proactive supplements contains science-backed ingredients found in nature to keep you healthy. The ingredients in Uqora have been well-researched and were each selected for their unique ability to improve urinary tract health. Each of our products supports you in a different way, keeping your urinary tract covered from all angles.

Uqora's line of proactive supplements contains science-backed ingredients found in nature to keep you healthy. The ingredients in Uqora have been well-researched and were each selected for their unique ability to improve urinary tract health. Each of our products supports you in a different way, keeping your urinary tract covered from all angles.

You're not alone.

You're not alone.

We're helping over 500,000 people of all ages with our proactive urinary tract supplements.

We're helping over 500,000 people of all ages with our proactive urinary tract supplements.

Sources:

1. Lisa Bebell, MD. “Antibiotic-Resistant Urinary Tract Infections Are on the Rise.” Harvard Health Blog, 2 Oct. 2019, www.health.harvard.edu/blog/antibiotic-resistant-urinary-tract-infections-are-on-the-rise-2019101417982.

2. Sanchez, Guillermo V, et al. “Antibiotic Resistance among Urinary Isolates from Female Outpatients in the United States in 2003 and 2012.” Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, American Society for Microbiology, 22 Apr. 2016, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4862481/.

3. “About Antibiotic Resistance.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Mar. 2020, www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/about.html#:~.

4. Richtel, Matt. “Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 13 July 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/health/urinary-infections-drug-resistant.html.

5. “Antibiotic Resistance.” World Health Organization, World Health Organization, 31 July 2020, www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/antibiotic-resistance.