Because 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 With Natural Supplements

The first three stages (Simple, Chronic and Stubborn) are caused by two of the most common bacteria: E. Coli and Klebsiella hich represent 74% of all infections.

The traditional treatment for all three stages has always been antibiotics. But when over 40% of patients got another UTI within a month of taking these drugs, the medical community started searching for alternatives.

D-Mannose powder, cranberry extract capsules and an apple cider vinegar formula are nautral supplements which are now recommended as safe and effective alternatives for Stage 1-3 UTIs.


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The Last Three Stages Still Require A Doctor’s Care

The last three stages of a UTI (Complex, Serious and Complicated) 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 UTI-like symptoms.

The Serious and Complicated infections generally require IV antibiotics from the last-resort carbapenem category of drugs.

The scientific and research experts are actively seeking effective, new, and ideally, natural treatments for these last three stages.

ESBL E. Coli Is A Stage 5 Serious UTI Threat – And Growing

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. Stories abound about patients who tested positive for what was mistaken for a simple Stage 1 E. Coli infection in a urine test, but never went away, despite several rounds of antibiotics When a more expensive urine culture was performed, they found out that they had this highly resistant form of E. Coli.

ESBL stands for extended spectrum beta-lactamase. It’s an enzyme found in some strains of bacteria. The enzyme breaks down and destroys some commonly used antibiotics.

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.

Read more about ESBL’s here.