Ok, so obviously I love GIFs (who doesn't) and I'm a sucker for hilariously open and spot-on comments on anything sexual / women's health / LIFE. I thought I'd do you a little favour and compile my top 5 favourite times when the internet just got us gals. Read More
Enter D-mannose. When it comes to urinary tract infections, D-mannose is the superhero. How about the power to prevent bacteria from hooking on and causing an infection? D-mannose has got your back (or should I say got your tract!). Read More
Recurrent urinary tract infections are symptomatic infections that follow resolution of another episode, usually after doing all the right things. An infection is considered 'recurrent' if you get more than one over the course of six months. Most often, this is a reinfection, caused by the original bacteria that just won't go away - usually E. coli. Read More
No, you don't need to stop having sex, don't worry. But if you're heading off for your honeymoon, or mid-winter-all-inclusive-adventure, consider other preventative measures... Read More
Like other urinary tract infections, a bladder infection is typically caused by bacteria within the bladder. This is caused by bacteria (usually E. coli) entering through the urethra and moving to the bladder. Of course, E. coli is naturally present in the large intestine, so it comes out in our poo. So there’s the issue. Infection causing bacteria is naturally occurring in one system, super close to another system where we DO NOT WANT IT.
You know it when it’s happened. That frequent urge to urinate, and then pain when you try to pee. Biting discomfort and an overall anger towards the world and the people around you. If you’re part of the unfortunate initiated, you now reserve a special place in your heart and soul to hate UTIs. Welcome, my Mingo Flamingos, to the world of UTIs!