This episode is from the vault and was first released January 29, 2018.
Jenna Ryan knows signs of urinary tract infection (UTI). She used to get them all the time.
Did you know that signs of urinary tract infection (UTI) include dementia? This was a shock to me when I first found out. I mean, what does one have to do with the other?
Jenna Ryan is with us today to educate us about signs of urinary tract infections and why she created a drink that can prevent/cure UTI.
Jenna is the CEO and Co-founder of Uqora, a company dedicated to urinary tract infection prevention. Uqora has developed a “pink lemonade with a purpose” that helps women flush out UTI-causing bacteria. She created this drink mix because she herself suffered from urinary tract infection. Jenna says she doesn't want to take antibiotics because it can develop resistance.
What is a UTI?
A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infections limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a urinary tract infection.
Here are some signs of urinary tract infection to watch out for:
- A burning feeling when you urinate
- A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
- Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
- Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
- Feeling tired or shaky
- Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)
The issue with older adults is that many times they don't get the same feelings of pain or burning sensations when they urinate so their UTIs often go undiagnosed. But… then other issues can occur.
Did you know that signs of urinary tract infection can lead to misdiagnosis of dementia?
Here are some signs of urinary tract infection that are the same as dementia:
How to Prevent a UTI
Hydration is the key to preventing a UTI. If you're at risk of having a UTI, drink Uqora. If you're in the older generation, you have to drink it every day. Good hygiene can also prevent a UTI.
If you have signs of urinary tract infection, the Uqora might be able to help. But be sure to speak with your doctor about the possibility of your parents having a UTI if they suddenly show signs of dementia.
You may visit Uqora by clicking HERE.
Jenna Ryan will give you a 15% discount when you purchase Uqora using the code “Rockit15”
Jenna's contact information: [email protected]
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