The Impact of Menopause on your Urinary Tract

Menopause is a natural progression of the women's health journey, and with it comes a multitude of complex changes within the body. One of the biggest changes is with your urinary tract health — a favorite topic here at Uqora! Here's everything you need to know so you can make proactive urinary health choices and find peace of mind in the process.

The Impact of Menopause on your Urinary Tract

The Impact of Menopause on your Urinary Tract

Menopause is a natural progression of the women's health journey, and with it comes a multitude of complex changes within the body. One of the biggest changes being bladder and urinary health- Uqora's two favorite topics! Here's everything you need to know so you can make proactive urinary health choices and find peace of mind in the process.

Menopause is a natural progression of the women's health journey, and with it comes a multitude of complex changes within the body. One of the biggest changes being bladder and urinary health- Uqora's two favorite topics! Here's everything you need to know so you can make proactive urinary health choices and find peace of mind in the process.

Why does your risk for UTIs increase with age?

Why does your risk for UTIs increase with age?

As you age, your vaginal tissue naturally thins and dries out, making it more vulnerable to infection. Additionally, when women go through menopause, drops in estrogen levels alter the vaginal pH making it easier for bacteria to grow. These factors all lead to increased risk for recurrent UTIs (rUTI).

As you age, your vaginal tissue naturally thins and dries out, making it more vulnerable to infection. Additionally, when women go through menopause, drops in estrogen levels alter the vaginal pH making it easier for bacteria to grow. These factors all lead to increased risk for recurrent UTIs (rUTI).

What are recurring UTIs?

What are recurring UTIs?

If you've had 2 or more UTIs in the last 6 months, or 3 or more in the last year, that's defined as a recurring UTI. These chronic infections are caused by bacterial populations in the bladder that are protected by biofilm and therefore, cannot be affected by antibiotics. Postmenopausal women are more likely to get recurring UTIs. In fact 10-15 % of all women over 60 experience them.

If you've had 2 or more UTIs in the last 6 months, or 3 or more in the last year, that's defined as a recurring UTI. These chronic infections are caused by bacterial populations in the bladder that are protected by biofilm and therefore, cannot be affected by antibiotics. Postmenopausal women are more likely to get recurring UTIs. In fact 10-15 % of all women over 60 experience them.

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How to prevent UTIs

How to prevent UTIs

By treating and preventing the bacterial process that contribute to UTIs, you can better maintain overall bladder health, rather than simply responding to a crisis as antibiotics do. Topical estrogen therapy is a common recommendation that has been shown to improve menopause symptoms and overall vaginal health.

*If you believe you already have a UTI it's important to seek treatment from your medical provider and ensure they take a urine culture to determine and treat the exact bacteria causing the infection.

By treating and preventing the bacterial process that contribute to UTIs, you can better maintain overall bladder health, rather than simply responding to a crisis as antibiotics do. Topical estrogen therapy is a common recommendation that has been shown to improve menopause symptoms and overall vaginal health.

*If you believe you already have a UTI it's important to seek treatment from your medical provider and ensure they take a urine culture to determine and treat the exact bacteria causing the infection.

Who we are and why do we care?

Who are we and why do we care?

I'm Jenna, founder and CEO 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 100,000 people get their lives back. Are you ready to join them?

I'm Jenna, founder and CEO 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 100,000 people get their lives back. Are you ready to join them?

About our proactive urinary tract products

About our proactive urinary tract products

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.

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