It drives me crazy how almost NOBODY is talking about Probiotics, and how they can prevent a UTI. When I googled "How to get rid of a UTI" this article below (scroll down) is the very first entry that came up. It drives me crazy how it says "Only an antibiotic can get rid of a urinary tract infection." I feel that is very misleading, when Probiotics are VERY effective, and much better for you. That's a bit like saying, "Only a doctor can deliver your baby" when women have been giving birth without doctors, for a million years. Yes, I do realize this author has probably never heard of the Probiotics approach, or tried it herself, AND the people at this company have to cover their butts and say "see a doctor" but... it still drives me a little crazy.
I realize, people don't talk about Probiotics largely because they just don't know, but... it's really frustrating to think of all the time and money I wasted over the last 20 years, suffering from UTI's, when I probably could have cured it myself.
If you would like more info on how I got rid of my UTI, just CLICK HERE. I swear I am making one damn dime off Probiotics or Cystex (the two things I recommend), but it will give me a huge amount of satisfaction to know that other women are able to know about something that actually works. I wish someone told ME to do this, 20 years ago!!!!!
Probiotics may be of limited help in reestablishing the boojums you need in your digestive system. But adding boojums to your colon won't and can't do anything to your bladder. Two totally different and separate and unconnected systems. And adding germs to one won't reduce germs n the other.
You need antibiotics. Or taking a lot of diuretics like tea or cranberry juice with the hope that you can pee faster than the germs can multiply. They double about every 20 minutes, so to win this race you have to fill and empty your bladder at least once an hour, for at least 10 hours. Done right that will reduce the germs by a factor of a million which may be enough to extinguish them. So lots of tea and peeing every hour. Or antibiotics."
Just like this dum dum above just said, "Two totally different separate and unconnected systems." I mean, I was one of those dum dums who actually believed that. I GET IT THAT PROBIOTICS DO NOT SOUND LIKE THEY WOULD WORK, BECAUSE A UTI SOUNDS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN SOME KIND OF INTESTINAL PROBLEM, WHICH IS WHAT MOST PEOPLE, MYSELF INCLUDED, BELIEVED IS THE ONLY REASON TO EVER TAKE PROBIOTICS.
Whenever I would get a Urinary Tract Infection, it would immobilize me. It was like I was brain dead and couldn't concentrate on ANYTHING, couldn't get any work done. It was like, the most unproductive state you could be in. I imagined the only thing that could be more painful and uncomfortable would be childbirth. But at least with childbirth, it's productive and you are "producing" a baby.
With a UTI, it's a complete waste of everyone's time. And given the fact that UTI's alone generate SIX BILLION DOLLARS IN DIRECT HEALTHCARE COSTS, IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, you would think people would be more prone to trying to cure it other ways that actually work, right? Wrong. I hate to be cynical, but now I am thinking the Healthcare industry would LOVE to keep things right where they are, and just keep recycling all this bogus advice, because LOOK AT HOW MUCH MONEY IT'S GENERATING, TO SEND PEOPLE TO THE DOCTORS FOR ANTIBIOTICS, when the bogus advice of drinking cranberry juice never ever works!!! Why in the world would they want to actually tell people that Probiotics could work? Think of all the money that would be lost.
This is the article I was referring to earlier. It's just like all the other articles out there, that say to drink cranberry juice, water, avoid sex. Nobody ever talks about Probiotics.