Expert Help With Bladder Control Issues

Lady by REK
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Did you know that urinary tract infection is the second most common infection after respiratory infection? I have unfortunately had my share of UTIs of urinary tract infections. If not treated quickly and completely, a UTI can spread to the kidneys causing further damage. The symptoms I experienced included, frequent urge to urinate (I knew where all the bathrooms were in the malls and stores I visited), passing small quantities of urine (especially when coughing or laughing), burning pain, which could be terrible enough to keep me home from work, with occasional bloody or cloudy putrid urine. I learned about an outstanding product, Depend Underwear, saving me from humiliation.

After I had my four wonderful children, I was admitted to the hospital for prolapsed (protruding) uterus, as well as an anterior and posterior repair. I had a vaginal hysterectomy, and then the muscular tissue underneath the vaginal skin was pulled together and stitched to better support my urinary bladder and rectum. A urinary catheter was inserted into my bladder to drain urine and monitor it during the surgery. I was told I would need to keep it in for a couple of days, but the tissues around the catheter did not heal quickly, so I had it in for about three weeks. I was so excited the day that I could pee on my own again!

During this difficult time, I could discreetly manage my condition and prevent the embarrassment of leaks and spills. I truly learned to rely on Depend Underwear for Women. They are very comfortable, not bulky, and are made of Lycra strands, so they fit your contour smoothly. With new Fit-Flex protection, they also come in different sizes, so it is not “one size fits all,” which I truly appreciate.

Because I am prone to getting urinary tract infections, I still take 100 mg. of Nitrofurantoin (antibiotic that fights E. coli bacteria in the body) after intercourse to prevent infections. It has been a long time since I had a urinary tract infection, but I always keep a backup supply of Depend Underwear just in case. I can live now without the worry of a bladder control issue.

It is now known that some natural home remedies can also help with  an UTI, including yogurt, fermented veggies like kimchi, pomegranate and cranberry juice, and plenty of water to flush out the bacteria. There is a simple sugar called d-mannose that acts like a magnet for e. coli bacteria. It can be found in blueberries, apples and cranberries. Probiotics can also be effective as well as natural vitamin C. Another natural ingredient that helps is apple cider vinegar. Baking soda will not cure a UTI, but will lower the pH of your urine so that it doesn’t burn. Meantime, Depend Underwear can be very helpful as you find which remedy is best for you.

Armed with all this information and the discreet protection of Depend Underwear, you can be more confident and fearless in your daily activities. You can request a free sample of Depend if you are experiencing similar symptoms. Also read about other real women (like myself) and men who have shared their stories.

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