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Thread: Recipes for avoiding UTI's

  1. #171
    BigK,
    Prostatitis can occur in men of any age, and for men with SCI or other types of neurogenic bladder and frequent UTIs, the risk is higher. BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) occurs in older men and is not related to prostatitis.

    CT should show stones, but the dilated kidney can be due to a dialated renal pelvis, which can be due to hydronephrosis, and this should be investigated. Hydronephrosis can be due to stones in the ureter, ureter stricture, or high bladder pressures. The cause needs to be explored as it may be related to your frequent UTIs.

    What did your urologist say?

    (KLD)

  2. #172

    Bladder Infection Questions

    I'm a male and have been paralyzed for almost 5 yrs.. Approx. 1 year after my injury I was able to stop using a cathedar as my bladder was able to empty itself for the most part. Also my body is slowly, very slowly coming out of shock and muscles in the paralyzed part of my body are buidling strength. I still can't feel my bladder when it's full as when it empties out. My ?'s are:
    What foods or drinks increase the chance for bladder infection?

    Other than cranberry juice or cranberry pills, what foods or drinks help rid the body of bladder infection? I know I need to drink lots of water.

    I have been drinking whey protein to help aid in my muscle development could this be a contributing factor to bladder infection?

    I have been taking antibiotics for about a year and would like to stop taking them. Is there anything that is natural (other than cranberry pills) that could be just as beneficial?
    Thanks,
    Adam

  3. #173
    Adam, reflex voiding such as you are doing is not as good for UTI prevention as doing intermittent cath. Have you had recent urodynamics? What is your maximum bladder pressure from this study? High pressures put you at risks for both UTIs, and over time, kidney deterioration. What is your residual urine? Residual increases your risks for UTIs too. Is your urologist a specialist in neurologic urology? It is rarely recommended to take preventive antibiotics as they rarely work, and can cause you to become resistant to that antibiotic over time.

    (KLD)

  4. #174

    ARE YOU still doing this

    Just wanted to see if its still woking?











    Quote Originally Posted by NoDecafPlz View Post
    Since UTI's are a consistently a major topic, I wonder if the SCI nurses/Mods
    would see value in permanently stickying this thread so that everyone could
    post their own successful strategies for avoiding UTI's.

    I intermittent cath so here is mine:

    Besides drinking water/cranberry juice and making sure cath area is prepped with betadine, I supplement with:

    2 Uroquid Acid (50/50) x2 daily (morning and bedtime)
    2 Green Source multivitamins x2 daily (morning and bedtime)
    2 CVS Brand Max Cranberry x2 daily (morning and bedtime)
    1 1000 mg time release Vitamin C (morning)

    Uroquid acid can be up'd to 4x a day when people feel one coming on.

    Thank God I have been near UTI free for two whole years.

  5. #175
    Quote Originally Posted by gilnwheel View Post
    Just wanted to see if its still woking?
    Actually, I only use the uroquid acid when something is going funky. I use two different types of probiotics and take a little more cranberry instead.

    Also cut down on soda and sugar.

    I have been awesome!!
    And the truth shall set you free.

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    My son has a supra pubic catheter and it seems to get clogged up every 3-4 days and he starts urinating out of his penis and therefore I have to change it. He takes 500mg of vitamin c x 3 a day and we just started with 500mg of the cranberry pills per day a week ago. He does not drink any caffiene except for tea. Mostly he drinks water or sprite all day. Every now and then he will drink a Dr. Pepper or a few beers but not very often. How can I keep the catheters from clogging up so often. He has had 3 or 4 UTI's this year. He also takes 50mg of macrodantin which is an antibiotic once a day. It seems it was better when he had a regular foley. I did not have to change it as often due to clogging up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
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    Elaine

  7. #177
    i would go out drinking once a week cranberry and vodka went 16 years without a uti quit drinking 2 years ago due to the three day hangovers. now i have to take pain pills for lower back pain and i have just got my second uti in a year. i guess i need to start drinking again.
    Street Dreamz c.c. maryland

  8. #178
    Hello to all,
    I am C4 -C5 from India & even after four years of injury, I'm getting UTI frequently. Since last December, puss cell count is between 14 to 18. Is it normal? I'm doing CIC four times a day & take solitin 5 mg OD & vitamin C. 500 mg BD. A few drugs (Mandelamine, Uroquid acid etc) that I came to know effective are not found here in Indian market. Any alternative. Every input is valuable.
    Regards

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    Hello Somu, welcome.

    Are you having symptoms of an infection--fever, chills, flank pain, malaise, increased spasticity, etc--or are you just going by the lab results? Most of us are colonized with bacteria, but that doesn't mean there's an infection. You shouldn't treat with antibiotics if you're feeling fine just because bacteria is present.

  10. #180
    Welcome! Do you have access to probiotics? Acidophillus for example?
    Any help to boost the immune system overall can be a plus.
    Taking a good amount of concentrated cranberry caplets/pills can also be helpful! Some people have had luck with cream of tartar.

    Good luck!


    Quote Originally Posted by Somu Dubay View Post
    Hello to all,
    I am C4 -C5 from India & even after four years of injury, I'm getting UTI frequently. Since last December, puss cell count is between 14 to 18. Is it normal? I'm doing CIC four times a day & take solitin 5 mg OD & vitamin C. 500 mg BD. A few drugs (Mandelamine, Uroquid acid etc) that I came to know effective are not found here in Indian market. Any alternative. Every input is valuable.
    Regards
    And the truth shall set you free.

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