Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common nuisance, disproportionately afflicting women, most of who will have a UTI at some point in their lives. UTIs when left untreated or when conventional treatment with antibiotics fail, can progress to more serious kidney infections. However another population segment that is often over-looked are Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. They are at an increased risk for recurrent UTI’s due to the nature of the disease.
- Unable to communicate symptoms
- Hygiene issues
- Medications that can increase the risk of urine retention
- Frailty and the inability to get to the bathroom when needed.
Conventional antibiotics are notorious for killing both the “good” and the “bad” bacteria within the body, as well as leading to the overgrowth of fungi like Candida albicans, which can lead to yeast infections. Moreover, even when conventional antibiotics suppress acute symptoms of infection, they can drive the survival of even more virulent antibiotic resistant bacteria. These surviving colonies form biofilm enabling them to lay dormant and grow back with even greater virulence when the infection recurs post-treatment.
This is why natural alternatives are becoming increasingly popular, especially those within the medical food category, whose safety is assured relative to what are often highly toxic conventional antibiotics such as the fluoride-based ciprofloxacin.
UtyMax is a once-a-day cranberry proanthocyanidin medical food clinically proven to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections. UtyMax contains 500 mg of Cran-Max™, clinically proven in a double blind, peer reviewed published study to reduce the occurrence of recurrent UTI’s.
- Is comparable in effectiveness to the most commonly prescribed antibiotic for the treatment of recurrent UTI”s without any side effects.
- Unlike other cranberry products, UtyMax does not contain bromalin and will not interact with warafin or other medications.
- UytMax helps comply with CMS guidelines to reduce polypharmacy by optimizing non-pharmacological alternatives.