It is very important to use the bathroom whenever you feel the need, since many urinary tract infections (UTIs) are associated with holding in urine for too long a period of time.
Edison, N.J (PRWEB) May 20, 2008
When you have to "go," you should, say all the experts when discussing female urinary health. But according to a new Harris survey commissioned by Cystex® Urinary Relief Tablets, nearly a third (31percent) of all women will use a public restroom only in a dire emergency and 27percent will use only "particular" public restrooms with which they are familiar. Additionally, more than one in 10 women (12percent) needs to use public restrooms due to issues which cause them to go more frequently.
Urinary frequency can occur as a result of a urinary tract infection or UTI, which is considered the second most common infection of the body, resulting in some 8.3 million doctor visits each year.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, about 20 percent of women who have a UTI will have another and 30 percent of those who have had two will have a third. About 80 percent of those who have had three will have a fourth. In addition to frequency, UTIs can be very painful and uncomfortable.
To help those women who suffer from UTIs, Cystex®, in collaboration with the Bathroom Diaries, is now providing a Web resource to help women find clean and convenient public restrooms in their area. This new state-by-state bathroom-finder feature on Cystex.com provides listings of public restrooms in cities across the country, along with ratings and reviews, hours of use and details about how clean, safe and aesthetically special they might be, so women can know what's really going on behind closed doors and plot out good rest stops accordingly.
The Cystex survey found that among those who admit to being "restroom reluctant," their main complaints are include toilets that are not flushed, long lines and dirty facilities lacking supplies.
When you have a painful UTI, there is no time to be looking for a clean public restroom - you just want to know the shortest route to get you there.
According to Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler, urologist and author of A Seat in the Aisle, The essential guide to urinary tract problems in women, "It is very important to use the bathroom whenever you feel the need, since many urinary tract infections (UTIs) are associated with holding in urine for too long a period of time." Dr. Kavaler also believes that habitual urine retention can cause damage to the bladder lining, allowing UTI-causing bacteria to multiply and thrive.
In addition to the Bathroom Diaries online feature, Cystex.com has revamped its Web site to include more educational information on how to treat and prevent UTIs. The site also now includes a "Ladies Room" blog with participating urological experts to help answer blog readers' personal questions. The site also affords women an opportunity to win the expert's books on urinary health.
Cystex® is a unique urinary analgesic because it combines a pain reliever for temporary relief of the burning and discomfort of urinary tract infections, along with an anti-bacterial agent that helps stop the progression of the infection. It is available at all drug stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of $8.95 for a package of 40 tablets.
To learn more about Cystex® and for more information about urinary tract infection prevention and care, visit http://www.cystex.com.