Topic: UTI

Pink Slime May Be Gross, But Contaminated Chicken Causing Urinary Tract Infections Is Scarier

Pink Slime May Be Gross, But Contaminated Chicken Causing Urinary Tract Infections Is Scarier

If pink slime didn’t gross you out enough, maybe this will. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chicken could be the latest toxic meat. A new study says that all sorts of nasty bacteria are lurking in there, which could be causing all of those lovely urinary tract infections we’ve been suffering from all these years. More »

Weekly Acupuncture Fixed The Bladder Infections That My Doctors’ Antibiotics Couldn’t

Weekly Acupuncture Fixed The Bladder Infections That My Doctors' Antibiotics Couldn't

Bladder infections are one of those pesky little issues that plague women more than men. About 20% of women will get a bladder infection in their lifetimes. Considering how easily they can be treated, that number doesn’t sound outrageous. But when they come back, it can get a lot worse. Nearly 20%of women who have a UTI will have another, and 30% of those will have one again. Of the last group, 80% will have recurrences.

I’m in that last group and have had chronic bladder infections for almost a decade. Little did I know when I woke up one morning a few years with a subtle pain in my lower abdomen that first time that the pain would intensify and plague me for years. I spent countless hours researching and seeing doctors to find a cure. And despite all the rounds of antibiotics they put me on, it wasn’t until I saw an acupuncturist that things really started to get better.

The first time it happened, I thought that maybe it was just a passing cramp, since it was that time of the month, but as the day went on it stopped being subtle and started to pulsate. Then it started to hurt when I peed. I had felt this once before and I knew the symptoms probably meant it was a bladder infection. More »

UTIs vs. VPLs: Could Fashion-Friendly Thongs Give You Infections Downstairs?

UTIs vs. VPLs: Could Fashion-Friendly Thongs Give You Infections Downstairs?

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you’ll do everything in your power to prevent them. But one doctor-recommended way to steer clear of infections downstairs is to skip the most fashion-friendly type of underthings: Thongs. Your v-string keeps visible panty lines (VPL) away, but some doctors say they can bring on UTIs. On the other hand, there’s not a lot of research supporting the connection between thongs and UTIs. So which is it? More »