March 22nd, 2013
Ahh…spring is here. Longer days, warmer evenings, shorter clothes and bigger smiles are around the corner. Good news for sure, but experts advise that UTIs (urinary tract infections) are more prevalent in the warmer weather months. That makes it important to start monitoring your intake of water to make sure you’re drinking frequently, and take steps to start adjusting your diet to include bladder-friendly foods that may limit urinary problems this season.
What foods should you avoid to promote bladder health? Acidic foods, spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine are thought to irritate the lining of the bladder. Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., a female-focused urologist and author of the book, A Seat On The Aisle, Please! suggests that dietary modifications remain one of the mainstays of treatment for sensitive bladders. The best way to determine which foods irritate your bladder is to eliminate all foods/beverages within the acidic, spicy, alcoholic and caffeinated groups altogether. Then, reintroduce each group one at a time. If the symptoms (e.g. burning, urgency/frequency, pressure, pain) return after the introduction of a particular food, then that food is likely the irritant. If you’re prone to UTIs, consider adding Cystex® Cranberry Urinary Health Complex to your diet to help promote urinary health. One tablespoon is just one calorie and all you need for UTI protection. Making these adjustments in your diet and drinking plenty of water will help make your bladder happier and healthier…
Dr. Kavaler gives her diet advice in this video, as part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex.
Dr. Kavaler is an important part of the online community that Cystex® has created and is looking forward to providing valuable information on urinary tract infections and urinary health. Look for her “Dr. Kavaler’s Korner” tips on our Facebook page, and join in our discussion!
Please note: This expert is providing advice and opinion for informational purposes only, which should not be construed as a formal medical diagnosis by a physician. The experts and DSE Healthcare, maker of the Cystex® brand, urge you to speak with your own health care provider for proper diagnosis and treatment of any medical conditions.
November 14th, 2012
There’s no better time to celebrate the gift of the cranberry, than during Thanksgiving and the holiday season! This year, the Cystex Facebook page wants to give thanks to Cystex Facebook fans by offering them a BERRY great opportunity!
Tis’ the season, after all… to be BERRY!
Starting on November 12, 2012 through November 26, 2012, Cystex fans can enter theCystex Very Berry Giveaway for their chance at being randomly selected as a grand prize winner or runner up winner. One grand prize winner will receive a Burberry purse, and one runner up winner will receive a Burberry scarf. Both of the winners will also receive a cranberry scented candle and Cystex Cranberry Urinary Health Complex, clinically proven to promote urinary health.
Cystex Cranberry Urinary Health Complex is a lactose-, gluten-, and sugar-free synergistic combination of drug-free ingredients that delivers the benefits of multiple glasses of cranberry juice, but without the sugar, and contains 17 times more proanthocyanidins (naturally occurring compounds with high antioxidant properties) than cranberry tablets.
Cystex Cranberry Urinary Health Complex has the tried and true “Proantinox” formula that kicks up those cranberry benefits. It includes natural cranberry concentrate to inhibit E. coli bacteria from adhering to the wall of the urinary tract, D-Mannose (the active component in cranberries), to help increase the bacterial anti-adherence effect (E.coli bacteria adhere instead to the D-Mannose and are expelled in the urine), Bromelain (from pinapples), a natural anti-inflammatory; Vitamin C, to help maintain adequate urine acidity, which creates a less welcoming environment for E.colibacteria, and FOS (inulin), a prebiotic that stimulates the growth of bifidobacteria (healthy or “good” bacteria) in the colon to keep the “bad” bacteria in check.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a very BERRY holiday season, everyone!
October 12th, 2012
You drink plenty of water. You pay close attention to your diet. Is that enough to keep UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) at bay? Will a healthy diet and staying hydrated prevent UTIs?
What if you’re perimenopausal; could that cause continual UTIs?
Elizabeth Kavaler, MD was asked if diet, amount of water consumption, and perimenopause had anything to do with UTIs. As part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex, this video segment addresses these commonly asked questions related to UTIs.
Is a Healthy Diet and Drinking Water Enough to prevent a UTI? Could Perimenopause Cause Continual UTIs?
October 10th, 2012
It’s that time of the month again… you shouldn’t worry about a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) too.
If you’re wondering if you’re more likely to get a UTI before or after your period, your answer awaits!…
Elizabeth Kavaler, MD, responds to this commonly asked question in this short video segment, part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex. Take a look and see if that unpleasant “time of the month” can have potential to be multiplied by a UTI…
Does Getting Your Period Make You More Prone To UTIs?
September 12th, 2012
Are you getting more UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections), now that you’re having sex with a certain partner? Are you wondering if there is a correlation between sex and UTIS? You’re not alone…
A commonly asked question is whether sex with a certain partner leads to UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). Elizabeth Kavaler, MD gives her input on how sex and UTIs are related in this video, part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex. Take a look!
What’s the relationship between sex and UTIs?
September 10th, 2012
Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, urologist and author, says in her book A Seat On The Aisle, Please! that “over 80% of you will experience a UTI (urinary tract infection) at some point during your lifetime.”
Since UTIs are so common, many want to better understand the signs and symptoms of a UTI, and often wonder how quickly a UTI can progress… Dr. Kavaler gives her advice on these commonly asked questions in this video, as part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex.
What Are UTI Symptoms and How Fast Can A UTI Progress?
August 30th, 2012
A commonly asked question expert Elizabeth Kavaler, MD, often gets asked is, “does holding it in cause UTIs?”
Is it a misconception that holding in your urine leads to UTIs (urinary tract infections)? Dr. Kavaler shares her input in this video, part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex. Check it out.
Does Holding It In Increase the likelihood of UTIs?
August 22nd, 2012
UTIs (urinary tract infections) strike at the most inconvenient times. So what do you do if you get one while you’re traveling?
In this video, part of the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex, Elizabeth Kavaler, MD advises that if you’re traveling and you get a UTI, first off call your healthcare provider to call in a prescription. Kavaler says it’s a good idea to pack Cystex® Plus Urinary Pain Relief Tablets in your suitcase also, so that if you do get a UTI while traveling, you’ll get pain relief , PLUS, it will slow down the replication of bacteria until you can get the help that you need.
What If You Get A UTI While Traveling?
August 15th, 2012
So are cranberries helpful for UTIs? What is the role of cranberries in UTIs?
Elizabeth Kavaler, MD, gives her expertise on the topic of UTIs (urinary tract infections) in the Kavaler’s Korner Video Series by Cystex. In this video, Dr. Kavaler answered a commonly asked question, “can cranberries or cranberry juice prevent UTI’s?”
How can cranberries or cranberry juice prevent UTIs?