Men and UTI
Posted on15 Sep 2019
UTIs are more common in women than in men because their urethra is shorter and the bacteria need to travel a shorter distance to reach their bladder.
It’s unlikely for a man to catch a UTI from having sex with a woman, because the infection is typically from bacteria already present in the man’s urinary tract. UTIs in men are more common with older age. One reason is that older men are more likely to develop noncancerous enlargement of their prostate gland, called benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The prostate wraps around the neck of the bladder, where the urethra connects to the bladder. Enlargement of the prostate gland can choke off the bladder neck, making it harder for urine to flow freely. If the bladder doesn’t empty completely, bacteria that are normally flushed out with the urine might gain a foothold. Other factors that can put you at greater risk for UTIs include the following: being immobile for long periods not drinking enough fluids recent urinary tract surgery diabetes being uncircumcised fecal incontinence engaging in anal intercourse, which exposes the urethra to more bacteria Treatment for UTIs If you have a UTI, you might need to take antibiotic medications.
Depending on the type of antibiotic your doctor prescribes, you will take the pills either once or twice a day for five to seven or more days. Cran-Max proprietary cranberry extract is also able to help relieve UTI in men. It is the most widely studied cranberry supplement available. Several clinical studies have shown that it is helpful for the prevention of UTIs.
Cran-Max is unique from other products because it is a whole-berry supplement. It is made with a proprietary process that utilizes all the vital parts of the cranberry: skin, seeds, pulp, juice and fiber. Cran-Max does not contain any solvents, preservatives, sugars, water, flavorings or color. The advantages of Cran-Max over cranberry juice include higher efficacy, more targeted, more convenient, less sugar and fewer calories. Recommended dosage is 500 mg daily for prevention.
It’s also important to drink adequate fluids. You may be tempted to reduce your fluid intake if urinating is uncomfortable. Urination can help flush the bacteria from your system. Stay hydrated and urinate often while taking your antibiotics. Further On UTIs in men are less common than in women but have similar causes and treatment. Taking antibiotic medications usually clears the infection in five to seven days. Men who have prolonged UTIs, or UTIs that come back frequently, should be evaluated by a doctor for conditions like an infection in their prostate gland (prostatitis). LactoCran + Probiotics are able to help relieve and prevent UTI for men.