As you probably know by now, antibiotics are less and less effective in treating a UTI. It used to be that one course of antibiotics taken over a week or so would stop these infections forever. No longer. In fact, approximately 40% of patients who saw a doctor for a UTI are back in his or her office within a month with the same symptoms.
The reason that we’re seeing this high level of recurrence is because the bacteria have learned to outsmart the drugs. Both the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the WHO (World Health Organization) are sending out alarm bells about what’s now known as the “Antibiotics Resistance Crisis”.
Only A Few Drugs Will Help A Typical UTI Today
The most common cause of a UTI is an E Coli bacteria. As you can see in the chart below there are only a few drugs (on the left side) that will still stop this infection. The brand names which are most effective today are Macrobid (Nitrofurantoin) and Monurol (Fosfomycin); those least effective are Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim), Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) and Keflex (Cephalexin).
The Six Stages of UTIs
And because the bacteria continue to evolve, UTIs are becoming more complex to diagnose and treat. The fact is that we are now dealing with six different stages of UTIs, as discussed below.
The First Three Stages Can Be Managed by Natural Supplements
The first three stages (Simple, Chronic and Stubborn) can be treated with a combination of the natural products as alternatives to antibiotics. Why? Because they are primarily caused by the E. Coli and Klebsiella bacteria which are very sensitive to the types of fruit-based supplements that Goodbye UTI sells.
Natural Supplements Can Successfully Treat 74% of All UTIs
If you add up the E. Coli and Klebsiella percentages below, you can see that natural supplements are able to successfully deal with 74% of all UTI’s.
The Remaining 26% of UTIs Remain a Significant Challenge To The Medical Community
The remaining 6% of gram-negative bacteria, and 20% of the gram-positive bacteria have no identified natural treatments today.
The Complex UTI known as Interstitial Cystitis is most baffling to doctors and scientists. Testing shows no bacteria, yet these patients are living with severe UIT-like symptoms.
The Serious and Complicated infections generally require IV antibiotics from the last-resort carbapenem category of drugs.
The research analysts at Goodbye UTI are actively seeking effective new natural treatments for these last three stages.
ESBL E. Coli Is Becoming More Prevalent
One bacteria to pay close attention to is the Serious UTI caused by ESBL E. Coli bacteria. We’re hearing that this infection is growing rapidly. A few of our customers discovered that they had this when they tested positive for E. Coli in a urine test, but were unable to stop the UTI with our products. They had to go back and request a urine culture with an antibiotics resistance test which showed that their infection was ESBL.
ESBL stands for extended spectrum beta-lactamase. It’s an enzyme found in some strains of bacteria. ESBL-producing bacteria cannot be killed by many of the antibiotics that doctors use to treat infections.
These infections most commonly occur in people with exposure to healthcare, including those in hospitals and nursing homes. They are spread from one person to another through an infected person’s bodily fluids or contaminated hands and surfaces.
ESBL E. Coli can also cause infections in otherwise healthy people who have not been recently been in healthcare settings.