Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Goals

To understand how women within the age bracket of 18-39 and 40+ handle UTIs, whether they buy pain relievers products or do not buy pain relievers products for the pain; in order to inform strategy for an OTC UTI pain reliever brand.

Early Findings

Early Findings

  • An estimated 150 million people are affected by UTI globally.n United States spent an estimated $3.5 billion annually in the treatment of UTIs.
  • Women are reported to be 14 times more likely to have UTI than men.
  • According to a survey conducted in 2019, traditional over-the-counter remedies are not sufficient in reducing the number of UTIs women experience.
  • Managing pain by pain reliever products provides relief within two to three days.
  • Pain reliever products without antibiotics are used to relieving pains associated with urinary symptoms.
  • Antibiotics are widely used among women in the treatment of UTIs, but about 80% of women have reported having experienced a negative side effect from taking antibiotics.
  • Women have been reported as having emotional trauma for their frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs). According to a survey of 1,000 women, 31% have gone through extreme measures and abstained from or limited sex entirely to prevent their UTIs.
  • Ibuprofen has gained recommendations among doctors and researchers for fear of a growing problem with antibiotic resistance.
  • Ibuprofen study was reported to have cured patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) but this could not be recommended because some women developed complications.

Summary of Findsings

  • Our initial research establishes that women with UTIs purchase pain reliever products in managing their pains. Pain reliever drugs provide relief within two to three days while dysuria, or painful urination, is often relieved in just a few hours.
  • Women have to handle UTIs by using antibiotics treatment, pain reliever without antibiotics, drinking more water, practicing better hygiene, and urinating after sex.
  • Ibuprofen alone could be used for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) but experts have warned against the use of Ibuprofen as an initial treatment to women with uncomplicated UTIs.

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