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Vaginal pH 101: A Balancing Act

Learn how the vaginal pH works and how to keep it balanced with a yeast infection treatment like a boric acid suppository.

The Gut-Vagina Connection: How to Boost Vaginal Health Through a Balanced Gut

A healthy gut can help prevent yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, UTIs, and other vaginal conditions—all while balancing the vaginal flora.

Boric Acid for Yeast Infections: An All-Natural Way to Boost Vaginal Health

Discover the best boric acid suppository for treating yeast infections naturally and improving vaginal health.

Bladder Health Explanatory Video

Learn how Utiva Bladder Health can help manage mild to moderate overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. It uses a proprietary formula (Flowens) which is clinically proven to help strengthen urinary function for men and women such as bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and flow.

How Do I Know if I Have a Yeast Infection, a UTI, or Something Else?

Many vaginal conditions have similar symptoms, like yeast infections and urinary tract infections. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Can You Treat Overactive Bladder Naturally?

Discover the many treatment options for overactive bladder, including lifestyle modifications, prescription drugs, and supplements to treat OAB naturally.

What are silent UTIs?

Recent studies have shown that “normal” urine may be colonized with many different micro-organisms that do not necessarily cause harm.

Vaginas and UTIs: Understanding the Vaginal Microbiome and its Impact on Your Urinary Health

The healthier your vagina is, the less likely you are to get UTIs. Here’s everything you need to know.

Breaking down doctor language: How to decode what your doctor is saying?

Here are some common terms used by doctors in the world of urinary tract health.

The Link Between Dementia and UTIs: Spotting the Signs and Preventing Infection

People with dementia are twice as likely to develop UTIs. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and prevent infections, including the best cranberry pills for UTI.

If you get a UTI, does that mean you will have another one?

Although it's common to have a UTI more than once in your life, having one UTI does not condemn you to UTIs to come!

How to Establish Healthy Habits (And Stick to Them)

A full guide to breaking habits, forming healthy ones, and using them to improve your well-being—from your mental health to your urinary tract.

Pelvic Health Issues in Women: Navigating Challenges at Every Age

UTIs from sex. Bladder problems postmenopause. Women are prone to pelvic health issues at every age—but prevention is possible through lifestyle changes and supplements.

Yeast infection vs. UTI: How can you tell the difference?

Sometimes telling the difference between a yeast infection and UTI can be tricky. Here are some key differences to look out for.

Natural Supplements for UTI Prevention

Utiva cranberry pills, D-mannose, and probiotics are all high-quality natural supplements for UTI prevention.

Biofilms: The Not-So-Secret Cause of Chronic UTIs

Suffering from frequent UTIs? Biofilms might be to blame. Here’s how to prevent them, including the best cranberry pills for UTIs.

Flowens vs. PACs: What is the difference?

Clearing the confusion on how Flowens and PACs provide different benefits for urinary tract health (even though both are technically cranberry).

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.