A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine and can affects any part of the urinary tract. Discuss topics including prevention, causes, symptoms and treatments such as when you may need to get antibiotics.
I've had MSK for over 10 years. During that time I have come across two things that have really helped me.
#1. Urocit-K- IN the space of 5 years I had over 10 calcium/oxalate stones, multiple UTIs, emergency room visits and one basket retrevial surgery then my endocronologist did a work up on me and suggested that I try Urocit-K.
I took two pills twice a day for 4 years and was completely stone and UTI free. I still had some left kidney pain but nothing to really complain about.
In January 2009 they stopped selling Urocit-K in here in Canada and I was changed to K-Lyte which was supposed to me the same. In twleve short months I now have 5 stones in my left kidney and have been the emergency 3 times with renal collic and infection.
Just before Christmas the distributor here in Canada agreed to help me out and provided me with some tablets. Yes there is a Santa!
#2. Beer- My urologist told me to drink a least 1 beer a week. Apparently it acts as a diaretic and actually stops the stones from forming. I hate the stuff but thought I would give it a try.
It really does work. I also found that the beer actually gave me spasms in my back kidney area. I tried quite a variety of beers to find one that I liked. Never did find one, but I did find Alexander Kieth's to be the best at causing the spasms which I took as a good sign.