After reading through many posts in the Care forum and trying a few things to stop my current never ending UTI's since my Mitrofanoff surgery, I came across a post written by Dr. Young. I was specifically interested in two things. One is adding the extra protein to my diet, and the other is attempting to achieve more acidic urine in my bladder.
How much protein is recommended to increase the effectiveness of your immune system? I weigh around 110 lbs if that helps determine the amount.
How low of a ph is recommended to keep urine acidic? Is there a point at which the urine is too acidic to be healthy/effective?
What is the easiest way to measure the pH at home? Is litmus paper the best and most cost effective way? We checked with the pharmacists here to see if they had any recommendations and they could not seem to grasp what we were trying to test.
Thank you so much for your help. I am really hoping we can figure out a way to get my bladder healthy again as I am getting very worn out, and these ideas are my next step after trying Vetericyn.
I almost forgot to mention that I am also trying to see an infectious disease specialist, but I want to try these ideas in the meantime. Thank you, Melissa
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