Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can be scary and confusing when you’re suffering through one, but also when you’re witnessing your partner go through it. Never fear, the Mingo team is here! We’ve put together this handy cheat sheet with the most common questions guys and girls have about UTIs and what’s going on with their special friend.
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
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!
If you’re one of the initiated, you know the drill - highly unsatisfactory urinations with a side order of burning, weird smelling pee, hatred for the world...UTIs are the worst. So can you grow out of urinary tract infections? Read More
...Because it’s confusing! These things don’t get talked about enough given how annoying they are. It doesn’t help that urinary tract infections and yeast infections are super common and the symptoms seem similar. Read More
I recently talked about a study out of Yale University that showed no reduction in urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women who took the equivalent of 20 ounces of cranberry juice daily, for a year (1). Voices across the medical and health space have echoed these results. Read More
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) ARE BAD. The myth that cranberry juice helps prevent and get rid of UTIs goes back hundreds of years. Maybe it can’t hurt, but studies are showing that it’s definitely not something to rely on. I recently celebrated a study out of Yale University
Uh-oh, that terrible sensation of burning when you pee...but is it a UTI? Is it an STD? Is there even a difference?! There is, and here's what you need to know about how to spot the difference. Read More
There's a lot of smack talk and misinformation going around about UTIs, largely because aren't talking about them enough!
We’ve learned a LOT about UTIs over the past year and we think it’s important to start the conversation about what everyone needs to know about UTIs so we can help prevent them and their reign of terror.
Don't worry, we gotchu girl. Here's a cheat-sheet to get you up to speed.