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I think I was 12 the first time it happened. I remember crying because it hurt so bad when I used the bathroom. It felt like razor blades were ripping through my bladder. I remember going to the doctor and learning for the first time about urinary tract infections. It was all downhill from there. After a few visits, it was determined I was one of the lucky people with recurring UTIs.
At first, we thought it was something I was doing; using the wrong soap, not wiping properly.. but turns out sometimes it just happens. In fact, it’s actually pretty common for women to experience recurring UTIs and even some men.
Fact: Up to half of all women will experience a painful UTI in their lifetimes and 20% will experience recurring UTIs.
Here I am in my mid-thirties and still endure the pain and frustrations that come with urinary tract infections. Thankfully they are not as common as they were in the past, but they still suck. Uricalm sent me (for review purposes) a couple of their products to try: URICALM® MAX and URICALM® Cranberry. You can get a $3.00 coupon at www.uricalm.com
Heads up: You can get a $3.00 coupon at www.uricalm.com
Uricalm® MAX is an OTC medicine used to treat the pain associated with UTIs. It stops the urinary pain, the dreaded burning, and helps decrease the frequent urge to go. Basically, it’s exactly what you want when you have a UTI. The main active ingredient is 99.5 mg of Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride, which is clinically proven and at 199mg per dose this is the most UTI pain medication of this type you can buy over the counter.
I can personally vouch for this and the fast relief it provides. I’m talking, within 15 minutes of taking it fast relief. Luckily you can find it nationwide at most retailers.
Uricalm® Cranberry is a daily cranberry supplement that helps support urinary tract health*. The primary active ingredients in these are cranberries and D-mannose. Both ingredients have been shown (in studies) to help support a healthy urinary tract*.
Did I mention these are chewable? Don’t worry – they don’t taste bad 🙂 They’re great for those of you who can’t stand to drink cranberry juice, but still want the health benefits that comes from them. You can take this daily.
The next time you experience or think you may experience UTI pain make sure you have Uricalm on hand! Why suffer if you don’t have to?! They’re gluten free and can be found at most national retailers, and with the $3.00 coupon, it is well worth it.
Like with everything in your medicine cabinet, please read and follow all directions before using.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.