UTI Learning Center

Welcome to the UTI Learning Center! We've created this space for our doctors and experts to share information related to recurring UTIs, urinary health, and vaginal health. We believe that education is a critical part of our UTI journey, we've put emphasis on topics that are difficult to find great information on. If you have any suggestions for topics you'd love to read about, reach out to our customer success team and let us know! ​​​​​​

Find our articles by clicking into the general topics or viewing the featured articles below.

The material provided in Uqora's UTI Learning Center is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.

UTI Treatment

Recurrent UTIs

Vaginal Health and UTIs

UTI Causes

Uqora Learning Center

Welcome to the UTI Learning Center! We've created this space for our doctors and experts to share information related to recurring UTIs, urinary health, and vaginal health. We believe that education is a critical part of our UTI journey, we've put emphasis on topics that are difficult to find great information on. If you have any suggestions for topics you'd love to read about, reach out to our customer success team and let us know!

Find our articles by clicking into the general topics or viewing the featured articles below:

Recurrent UTIs

UTI Treatment

Vaginal Health and UTIs


Featured Articles

The 3 components everyone should know about recurrent UTIs

UTIs and mental health explained by four mental health specialists

The Need for an Alternative to Antibiotics for Recurrent UTIs

Are antibiotics for an uncomplicated UTI always necessary?

Recurrent UTIs in Postmenopausal Women

The Difference Between UTIs and Recurrent UTIs

Featured Articles

The 3 components everyone should know about recurrent UTIs


 

UTIs and mental health explained by four mental health specialists


 

The Need for an Alternative to Antibiotics for Recurrent UTIs


 

Are antibiotics for an uncomplicated UTI always necessary?


 

Recurrent UTIs in Postmenopausal Women


 

The Difference Between UTIs and Recurrent UTIs


Welcome! We created the UTI Learning Center to provide critical information that goes deeper than just the basics. UTI symptom information can be found on the web, and if you’re here, you likely already all too familiar with UTI symptoms and are looking for something more. Here, we try and share information that helps you to understand the most recent research on UTIs in a way that is actionable, with a special focus on everything in between how you get a UTI and how you get rid of a UTI.

 

Signs and symptoms of a UTI may be obvious, but there is a lot about UTIs that is not. In our “Recurrent UTIs” section, we discuss the progression from a single UTI into recurring and chronic UTIs, the connection between Interstitial Cystitis and recurrent UTIs, UTI tests, and more. In our “Vaginal Health and UTIs” section, we discuss the ways in which vaginal health affect urinary health and visa versa. In our “UTI treatment” section, urologists like Dr. Carrie Aisen and other expert healthcare practitioners share their insights on how clinicians approach UTIs. Finally, our “UTI causes” section unpacks some of the less understood explanations for how you get a UTI.  

 

Recurring UTIs are complicated infections. In fact, there is much support for redefining the way in which an acute UTI and recurring UTIs (rUTI) are classified. Different individuals with rUTI may have varying UTI symptoms, different infecting pathogens, different test results, and different causes. They need to be managed with care. Sufferers can get numerous infections per year, even monthly, leading to many rounds of antibiotic treatment. How big is this problem? An estimated 80% of the over 10 million UTIs per year in the US are actually rUTI. With this style of cyclical treatment, antibiotic resistance rates for UTI-causing bacteria are growing quickly. Our goal at Uqora is to develop non-antibiotic treatment options for UTIs that decrease the likelihood of recurring infections as well as antibiotic resistance.

 

UTIs are incredibly common, but our progress on understanding the infections and creating new management options has been slow. Research is starting to pick up speed but there is still a lot of work to be done to provide better management solutions and treatments that take the mechanisms for chronic UTIs, like biofilm and embedded infections, into account. At Uqora, our staff and medical advisors are working hard to bring the latest research to you. Our hope is that dissemination of this research will improve our understanding and increase the rate of progress.

 

If there are other topics you are interested in learning more about, or if you’ve seen some great new research that we haven’t covered, or even if you have a story or article of your own you’d like to contribute as a guest author, please reach out to us. We’d love to dig in and curate the available information and research into something shareable, and we always love hearing from you!

 

Thank you for your support, and please reach out to us at support@uqora.com if you have any questions or comments.

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