I used to suffer from frequent UTI. When I mean constant, I mean every month. Now if you have developed recurrent urinary tract infections before, especially due to Prostatitis and kidney infections, it can really keep you down for over a week. Not good at all.
But why was I getting these urinary infections? Well you need to know a little bit of me so that you can understand. I work in the alternative health field. I am a naturopathic practitioner. I believe in keeping healthy, eating right, exercise and all the things a practitioner of this type would usually recommend to their clients.
So I ate quite healthy.
But here I am getting these recurrent urinary tract infections. Why?
Well my line of work demands long hours. Many times into the night. It is mostly mental work. And believe me when I tell you that mental work can be more exhausting and demanding than physical work, you better believe it. At least in the physical work you are exercising. I am mostly sitting for 10 hours a day or more.
Apparently, this was shutting down my immune system creating a perfect environment for recurrent urinary tract infections to develop. I can remember one day while I was working I developed severe body chills. But I mean severe to the point of my body shaking all over.
Now imagine this happening in the office while many people waiting to be consulted. Embarrassing to say the least! I remember getting in the car and trying to drive back home which was fortunately close by. I immediately went to bed. I felt very cold. I noticed that when I urinated it burned liked hellfire.
And the urine would be tinged with blood at the end. Sounds familiar? Yes I was having a bad case of UTI! What had caused it at the moment? Well other than a lowered immune system for working so many hours, I had been taking antibiotics for a dental procedure that was being performed on me. This altered my intestinal flora increasing the risks for infection. This is the reason I emphasize on balancing the flora by taking different strains of acidophilus to prevent UTI.
Antibiotics can save lives but can create havoc in the body if abused. It totally disrupts the body’s internal ecology. To make the story short, I finally found that if I could keep my immune system high, that even though I worked long hours I would not get recurrent urinary tract infection.
By taking certain herbal formulas to boost my immune system I was able to beat these infections. They never plagued me again. So that’s my story. If you are a sufferer and are searching for relief, this site is for you!