Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Treat UTI during Pregnancy with DMannose

When a strong frequent urge to 'go' is accompanied by burning and painful urination, you're probably suffering from UTI. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract.
Urinary tract infection is most common in women, especially if they are pregnant. Pregnant women have an increased risk for UTI’s between 6 and 24 weeks into the pregnancy.
Physical and hormone changes in the urinary track during pregnancy often create the ideal environment for bacteria to flourish, which make pregnant women more susceptible to infection.
As the uterus grows, its increased weight can block the drainage of urine from the bladder. This stagnant urine is likely to cause urinary tract infection.
The increase of progesterone also causes the muscles that line the urine-making urethras to relax, which can allow bacteria to rise up into the bladder more easily than when you're not pregnant.
If the UTI goes untreated, it may lead to a kidney infection, which can be potentially life-threatening for mother and baby. Kidney infections may cause premature labour and low birth weight.
Urinary tract infection symptoms include:
·         Feeling an urgent need to urinate or frequent urination
  • Having difficulty urinating

·         Having a burning sensation during urination
  • Cramps in the lower back or lower abdomen
  • Having a burning sensation during urination
  • Urine that looks cloudy or has an odour
Pregnant women might not experience any symptoms, and it is therefore recommended  that all pregnant women get checked for this 'asymptomatic’ infection.  

UTI’s during pregnancy can be safely treated with DMannose. DMannose is a glyconutrient, or a simple sugar that might cross the placenta to the unborn child, but will have no more effect than a spoonful of sugar, according to studies.
Conventional antibiotic treatments may clear up the infection, but they also kill the good bacteria in your body, which can be detrimental to your health over the long term. DMannose is a pleasant tasting soluble powder that works quickly to stop UTI in its tracks by flushing the E.coli bacteria from your system, thus ensuring that the infection won't recur.

  • Convenience Pack (10 x 2g DMannose sachets) - R125.00
  • Value Pack (60g Jar DMannose powder) - R270.00
Delivery costs: R30 - R70

Stockist: For a comprehensive list see the DMannose website under the “pharmacies” tab

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