Two Approaches Are Better Than One
Dr. Rochelle Bien & Dr. Michael Goldstein
UTI’s (urinary tract infections) typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Although the urinary system is designed to keep out such microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail. When that happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract. The symptoms include increased pressure, pain, frequent urination and blood in the urine. They can be very debilitating. The most common bacteria involved in UTI’s is E. Coli and is typically treated with antibiotics. When these infections become chronic, long term antibiotic use may ensue causing a disruption in the GI tract which can lead to other GI disorders. When this takes place, an unhealthy cycle begins.
Heather G presented to the office frustrated with the frequent episodes she has with urinary tract infections. She was tired of the multiple episodes of antibiotics and dealing with the GI symptoms she often experienced including multiple yeast infections as a result of the long term antibiotic use.
Heather was put on a regimen of supplements to support immune function and improve her bladder health. She was also prescribed a probiotic to help restore a balanced microbiome (good bacteria) in her GI tract. After several weeks she felt less pressure in her bladder and noticed the frequency of urination had diminished. A short time after that Heather stated that she hadn’t felt this good in more that 2 years when all of this began.
If you are dealing with a similar situation call The Holistic Center at Bristol Square (508) 660-2722 located at 1426 Main Street in Walpole, MA and make an appointment with Dr Rochelle Bien or Dr Michael Goldstein today