Today, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) account for a staggering eight million doctors’ visits every year. While many of us think of UTIs as exclusively a women’s health issue, the truth is that 3 in 25 men will have symptoms of UTI during their lifetime. That said, it is absolutely true that women are more prone to UTI than men, and approximately 50-60% of women will have UTIs at some point in their life.
Risk Factors and Symptoms:
For women, risk factors for UTIs can include certain types of birth control, female anatomy and menopause, while other risk factors include urinary tract problems, a suppressed immune system, catheter use and more. Most often, UTIs occur when bacteria enter the urinary track. Once an infection starts, common symptoms include a strong urge to urinate that doesn’t go away, a burning feeling when urinating, urinating often, strong-smelling urine and more.
Treatment of UTIs:
One third of people who have had one UTI will develop a recurrent infection, meaning: If you regularly get UTIs, you are reasonably familiar with the symptoms and know when you have one and what you need for treatment. When addressed quickly, UTIs are generally easy to treat with a few days of antibiotic care. For these reasons and more, fast, easy access to testing and diagnosis is critical, as the sooner someone is diagnosed, the sooner they can be treated and on the road to feeling better.
However, when left unaddressed, UTIs can develop into more serious kidney infections and, in rare cases, those infections can even spread into the bloodstream. At Cue®, we believe strongly in the power of providing fast detection-to-treatment processes that are as convenient and accessible as possible, which is why we’re proud to offer UTI test-to-treatment in the U.S. through our Cue Care™ service. Testing access, connection with a physician and receiving treatment – ideally treatment that is delivered quickly and seamlessly to you – can make all the difference in UTI care. And can be the key to feeling better sooner.
This information is presented in summary form, general in nature, and for informational purposes only. Content is not intended nor recommended to substitute for professional medical advice. For personal medical advice, always consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. The tests offered are subject to change and subject to availability. Due to state restrictions, this Cue Product is not available for individuals located in the state of New York. Other state restrictions may apply for specific tests. Please refer to our support page for detailed product terms and conditions.