From managing your chronic UTI symptoms to understanding how hormones can affect your body, coping with the anxiety of an infection and finding support. We explain all…
Managing your chronic UTI symptoms
Living with chronic UTI can be debilitating. We explain self help ways you can manage or even reduce your symptoms.
- Managing and reducing flare ups
- Managing pain and where to seek further treatment & support
- How diet and drink may affect you
- From underwear to exercise and sex how to reduce everyday triggers
- How and when pelvic floor therapy might help
Reducing the side effects of medication
How hormones come into play
Research shows that hormonal changes affect whole body conditions with flare-ups and remissions. We explain how hormones may cause UTIs and flares.
Find out more about:
We explain what they are and importantly whether they actually work for a UTI.
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Living with a long term illness
Long term illness has a significant impact on mental and physical health. Enduring constant pain and battling for good medical care can cause anxiety and frustration. These in turn trigger the physiological stress system and can make some physical illnesses worse.
Kate Middleton, a medic and psychologist who suffered from chronic UTI, has written these essential guides to help support you through the ups and downs of chronic illness:
- Understand anxiety and fear you might be experiencing, how the body’s automatic stress response works and how these all interact with each other
How to cope with the challenges of long term illness – from getting the right treatment to dealing with isolation from family and friends to taking care of your mental health
- Living and recovering from chronic UTI takes time. Five things you can work on now to help stop chronic illness taking over your life
- The path to recovery from chronic illness is far from straight. From acknowledging your situation to understanding that mental and physical health are intertwined and adjusting to a temporary new normal. Get your head around chronic illness.