Why some of us are more prone to UTIs than others

You and your friend have similar hygiene habits, are having a similar amount of sex, and have similar post-sex and post-workout regimens, yet you get slammed with UTI after UTI. Why is this happening? Uqora has answers!

Why some of us are more prone to UTIs than others

Why some of us are more prone to UTIs than others

You and your friend have similar hygiene habits, are having a similar amount of sex, and have similar post-sex and post-workout regimens, yet you get slammed with UTI after UTI, and she is cruising through life oblivious to your suffering. Why is this happening? Uqora has answers!

You and your friend have similar hygiene habits, are having a similar amount of sex, and have similar post-sex and post-workout regimens, yet you get slammed with UTI after UTI. Why is this happening? Uqora has answers!

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.

Factors to consider

Certain factors make you more prone to UTIs. Sorry ladies — being a woman puts you at greater risk. Experts say 1 in 2 women will experience at least one UTI in their life while only 1 in 10 men will. This is because women have shorter urethras than men so bacteria doesn't have to travel as far to reach the bladder. It is also reported that 20-30% of women will experience recurring UTIs (two or more UTIs in a 6 month period, or three or more in a year).

So, why me?

The age old question! Although there are still gaps in our understanding, a recent study found that the same bacteria that causes a UTI in one person won't necessarily cause an infection in another. In other words, the relationship between your body and the bacteria maybe be more like a lock-and-key - where the bacteria is the key but it won't fit with every body. This means comparing your hygiene habits, post-sex routine, etc, could be completely useless. Some people just need extra support — and that's ok. (We've been there!)

Aging and UTIs

Your age also plays a role in your likelihood for infection. It's true, older adults are more likely to get UTIs. For women it has to do with changes in their hormone levels during menopause that alter the vaginal ecosystem making it more susceptible to infection. In general, seniors are at increased risk due to common triggers such as incontinence, lack of mobility, and catheter use. It's also worth nothing that identifying UTIs becomes more difficult with age since elderly people often experience different symptoms (such as confusion, agitation, and loss of balance). In fact, it's not uncommon for UTIs to be misdiagnosed as dementia!

  • Factors to consider
  • So, why me?
  • Aging and UTIs

Certain factors make you more prone to UTIs. Sorry ladies — being a woman puts you at greater risk. Experts say 1 in 2 women will experience at least one UTI in their life while only 1 in 10 men will. This is because women have shorter urethras than men so bacteria doesn't have to travel as far to reach the bladder. It is also reported that 20-30% of women will experience recurring UTIs (two or more UTIs in a 6 month period, or three or more in a year).

The age old question! Although there are still gaps in our understanding, a recent study found that the same bacteria that causes a UTI in one person won't necessarily cause an infection in another. In other words, the relationship between your body and the bacteria maybe be more like a lock-and-key - where the bacteria is the key but it won't fit with every body. This means comparing your hygiene habits, post-sex routine, etc, could be completely useless. Some people just need extra support — and that's ok. (We've been there!)

 

Your age also plays a role in your likelihood for infection. It's true, older adults are more likely to get UTIs. For women it has to do with changes in their hormone levels during menopause that alter the vaginal ecosystem making it more susceptible to infection. In general, seniors are at increased risk due to common triggers such as incontinence, lack of mobility, and catheter use. It's also worth nothing that identifying UTIs becomes more difficult with age since elderly people often experience different symptoms (such as confusion, agitation, and loss of balance). In fact, it's not uncommon for UTIs to be misdiagnosed as dementia!

Who are we 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?

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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.


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Sources:

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5. Richtel, Matt. “What You Need to Know About Resistant Urinary Tract Infections.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 13 July 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/health/uti-drug-resistant-info.html.

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