Lifestyle changes and herbal options for OAB? What can you do on your own?
Urologist, Dr. Yana Barbalat explains 5 ways you can naturally manage OAB symptoms on your own, before seeing a doctor – aka first-line treatment for OAB.
Why should you take a probiotic with Lactobacillus to prevent UTIs?
Do probiotics help UTI prevention? The answer is yes—as long as they contain Lactobacillus. Discover the benefits of this superstar bacteria for UTI prevention, immune function, gut health, and more.
9 signs of an unhealthy gut (and what to do about it)
Your gut microbiome is the foundation of your health. Here are 9 signs that it needs some love—plus our top tips for boosting your gut health over time.
How to optimize water intake for better bladder health
Drinking more water is crucial for staying healthy and preventing UTIs. Here are tips to stay hydrated and boost water absorption.
Is it possible for a UTI to go away without the use of antibiotics?
Good news - for some UTI patients, all it takes is waiting 48 hours to feel better. That's why its usually recommended to hold off on antibiotic treatment unless symptoms worsen.
3 incredible health benefits of D-mannose
Meet D-mannose: an all-natural sugar that can prevent UTIs, stimulate good bacteria growth, and even treat a rare disease called carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome type 1b.
The 411 on Incontinence
Most people think that all incontinence is the same, but incontinence comes in a few different varieties: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence. Here is the difference between all three forms and how to treat them.
The amazing health benefits of cranberries: From UTI prevention to cancer
Cranberries can prevent UTIs, kill cancer cells, lower cholesterol, and even improve your memory. But how you consume them makes a difference. Here’s everything you need to know.
UTIs during pregnancy: Your guide to risks, treatment, and prevention
Over 30% of pregnant women will get a UTI. Here’s why it’s so common and how you can prevent UTIs during pregnancy—and beyond.
What is the best age to start taking care of your prostate?
50% of men over the age of 50 are impacted by their enlarged prostate. Here’s a guide for when (and how) to start taking action on your prostate health — from screening options to the best prostate supplement.
If I am experiencing frequency, how can I tell if it’s from OAB or infection?
It's not easy to define urinary frequency because what’s “normal” is different for everyone, depending on fluid intake and many other factors. Urologist, Dr. Yana Barbalat explains some of the most common reasons why you might be experiencing frequency.
Negative Urine Culture But Still Have UTI Symptoms: What To Do
Just because you feel like you have a UTI, doesn’t always mean that you have a UTI. There are many causes of UTI like symptoms which are often very treatable. The key is to find a good doctor and get the right diagnosis.
Understanding Overactive Bladder and Prostate Issues in Men
OAB can be a confusing topic because there are many causes for both men and women, and research is still under way. Here is a list of what we know can cause OAB in men and how OAB differs from prostate issues.
The UTI Tracker App
Over 100 million UTIs are diagnosed annually. Learn about Board Certified Urologist Dr. Dana Rice's digital platform and how it has helped 81% of users experience a reduction in the number of UTIs.
The different types of cranberry measurements and why they matter for UTI supplements
How do you know if a cranberry supplement is effective? It all depends on the amount of PACs and how they’re measured.
Helping Seniors with Recurrent UTIs: What Family Members Can Do
How you can recognize their symptoms and avoid antibiotic use when unnecessary? Understanding and managing a senior’s UTI symptoms can be tricky, but prevention is possible with the proper education and resources.
The side effects of OAB medication and how they impact patient compliance
78% of people who start OAB drugs stop taking them within a year. Here are the harsh side effects to watch out for, plus the natural OAB supplement that can help.
Overactive Bladder Resource
Struggling with OAB symptoms? Here are the answers to all of your burning questions.
Is there a correlation between overactive bladder and UTIs?
Ever wonder if overactive bladder and UTIs are correlated? Board Certified Urologist Dr. Yana Barbalat breaks it down for us.
How much cranberry juice or dried cranberries will give you 36mg of PACs?
Cranberry juice has been studied for prevention of urinary tract infections and 240 – 300 ml of cranberry juice in those studies yielded 36-40 mg of PACs. However, this is something that cannot be generalized to all cranberry drinks and juices.
Treating Incontinence and Recurrent UTIs in Elderly Patients
Incontinence and recurrent UTIs often co-exist in the same population of geriatric patients. Therefore, it can be tricky to figure out whether to treat a UTI based on the degree of incontinence.
Official Urologist Protocol for Treating UTIs
As a urology community, we have guidelines that can help guide our management but very often doctors differ in their practice based on their experience and training. There is also a constant influx of new data that can guide us one way or another.
Cranberry PACs and D-Mannose: Is it okay to combine them?
Two of the best natural options for preventing UTIs are cranberry PACs and D-mannose. But taking them at the same time can actually be less effective. Here’s why.
Is it Safe to Use D-mannose in patients with diabetes?
D-mannose is a sugar found naturally in many fruits and berries. However, unlike glucose, a sugar that we have all heard about, D-mannose is absorbed very slowly in the gut making it safe for people whith diabetes.