A couple of weeks ago I went to the doctor because I just felt off. I don't know if you have ever felt like that before, but I was moody, sweating uncontrollably, and I was just so emotional — which is just not me. I am usually a very happy go lucky kind of woman, so I headed to the doctor to see if we could figure out what was wrong.
After telling the doctor all I was feeling and getting a breast exam and pap smear, she sat me down and told me that I was experiencing pre-menopause. People — I am only 40. I was upset at hearing that I was beginning this phase of my life already — one which I am so not ready for.
BUT — ready or not, it's here, so I decided to do some research and educate myself on exactly what my body will be going through for the next 10+ years of my life.
After doing research I found that women going through this stage of their life experience the following —
- Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
- hot flashes
- missed periods
- Urinary Tract Infections
Does that last one make you go what!? It did me too. I had NO clue that going through menopause and pre-menopause would increase my chances of getting a UTI.
More than 53% of women over the age of 55 experience at least 3 UTI's over the course of a year. That is 3 more than I care to have I will tell you that!
Women like me, who are just entering this phase of life are even more at a risk because a decrease in estrogen production leads to changes in the urinary tract that make it more vulnerable to infection.
There is nothing like a serious infection down there in your nether regions.
Of course, if you experience any symptoms that you think might be from a UTI, the best thing to do is go see a doctor. However, if you are hurting and need relief fast, you can take URISTAT® to get fast effective relief.
UTIs must be treated with a prescription antibiotic, but you can seek relief as soon as you begin to experience symptoms and think you have a UTI with URISTAT® Pain Relief Tablets. These amazing tablets deliver fast, temporary relief of pain, burning and urgency and frequency of urination while you wait until you can see your doctor.
From the makers of MONISTAT®, over the counter URISTAT ® Pain Relief Tablets contain phenazopyridine, which is the #1 doctor recommended ingredient used to treat UTI pain or discomfort.
For more information and for a $1 off coupon for URISTAT ® products, please visit this link.
In a few days, I will be sharing some other tips you can do to that will help lessen your pre-menopause symptoms as well as ways to combat those nasty UTI infections.
I have received free product and promotional consideration from the makers of URISTAT® for this post. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
What about you? Have you been experiencing menopausal symptoms? How are you handling it? I would LOVE to know!