Menopause Symptoms - UTI's
Why do we suffer UTI's during menopause?
Menopausal women have an increased risk of recurrent urinary tract infections, which has been associated with low estrogen levels. Infecting bacteria first come in contact with the inside of the urinary bladder more easily.
Take note that having a suppressed immune system or chronic health condition can make you more prone to recurring infections, including UTIs. Diabetes increases your risk for a UTI, as does having certain autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases and kidney or bladder stones.
Top tips to help with UTI's:
To prevent UTIs drink plenty of fluids. Avoid overfilling your bladder. Be sure to empty your bladder before and after sexual intercourse.