To make up for the lack of giveaway last week, while my husband was in hospital, I am doing several giveaways this week. I might just do one every day till our birthday celebration begins, when the bigger prizes come into play. We shall see how my time goes.
Today's giveaway is “A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women,” by Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D. (Copernicus Books, 2006) and a 40 tablet box of Cystex: Urinary Pain Relief tablets - a total value of $40.00.
Fortunately none of us had a need for this product, and I know it's kind of uncomfortable to talk about - but many women have had this problem at some point in their lives. So yeah, we are going to talk about it - for all those who've been distressed, isolated, and embarrassed for too long!
Did you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for 8.3 million doctor visits each year? “UTIs are considered the second most common infection in the body,” says Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D.
While some women may diagnose themselves, a UTI requires both confirmation with a doctor’s diagnosis (urinalysis and/or urine culture) and a course of antibiotics to clear it up. However, it may take several days to get in to see your physician, and for the antibiotics to kick in. Cystex® is the only over-the-counter urinary pain reliever available with a dual-action formula that not only eases the pain and burning caused by a UTI, but also contains an antibacterial to help stop the progression of bacterial growth.
In the course of a lifetime, more than half of all women will experience some form of debilitating pelvic disease or discomfort, including chronic urinary tract infections, various kinds of incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, and interstitial cystitis. Surprisingly, until recently there has been only scant attention paid to this very common group of disorders, considering the vast population of sufferers. What's more, doctors have long tended to dismiss many symptoms of urinary tract disorders as an inevitable consequence of the aging process or, worse still, as indicators of underlying psychological disease.
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It’s no secret that women don’t like public restrooms: a recent survey conducted by Cystex® urinary relief tablets finds that 70% of women indicated they have walked out of a public restroom without using it because they felt it was “too dirty.” However, if you squat when you urinate in a public restroom to avoid an infection from the toilet seat, you might be surprised to learn that you may actually be doing more harm then good.
According to Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., squatting over the seat can actually prevent the complete emptying of the bladder, which can lead to infection, especially in women who are prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs).
“When you squat over the toilet seat, you keep your pelvic muscles contracted, which reduces your ability to empty your bladder completely, as you would be able to if you were sitting and relaxed,” explains Dr. Kavaler, who is one of 500 female urologists in the United States specializing in female urinary tract issues. “When the bladder doesn’t empty completely, the remaining urine can become a breeding-ground for bacteria, which may lead to a UTI.”
“If there are no toilet seat covers available, line the seat with toilet paper and take a seat,” advises Dr. Kavaler. “It’s important to note that you will not catch any infection, including STDs, from sitting on a public toilet seat.”
To help women better understand UTIs and how they can be avoided and treated, Dr. Kavaler is taking part in the new Cystex “Know Your Bladder Better” video series. Enjoy the videos and if you don’t see your topic addressed or have a question of your own, please feel free to Ask Dr. Kavaler a question about UTIs or bladder health by using their online submission form.
• Know Your Bladder Better: UTI Facts
• Know Your Bladder Better: Take a Seat to Avoid a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
• Know Your Bladder Better: Sex and UTI Connection
• Know Your Bladder Better: Cranberries Great for UTI Prevention, But Not for Treatment
• Know Your Bladder Better: Menopause Causes UTI Risk
And on to the giveaway...
Winning is easy!!
To enter to win this book and Cystex, please leave a comment telling us something you learned while watching the videos?
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When the giveaway ends:
Two weeks from posting. This giveaway ends on Sept 13/09. I will e-mail the winner, and results are always posted here on the following Monday as well. If the winner doesn't respond within four business days, with contact details, a new winner will be drawn.
I am also submitting the winner info to PRIZEYWinners so, if you wish, you can check there to see if you've won your giveaway. This offers readers the opportunity to check there without the inconvenience or security risk of offering up personal emails in public blog comments.
Thank you to Sweeties Sweeps and The Lucky Ladybug for listing my blog giveaway.
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This contest is now closed.
Announcing the winner! There were 65 entries, with one (1) winner. The winning number is #35 - MomUnion. Congratulations!
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