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Women Are Opening Up About Subpar UTI Treatments, and We've Never Felt More Understood

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According to research, a global estimate of 150 million people suffer from UTIs every year, with 50 to 60 percent of all women almost likely to contract one in their lifetimes. Although both men and women are susceptible to urinary tract infections like thrush, the pesky infections are more prevalent in women for anatomical reasons, and while some might be lucky enough to only suffer the experience once, many women have multiple infections yearly, with some even dealing with them chronically.

UTIs are quite literally a pain to deal with, they can hamper your day to day life, and even affect your sex life. Anyone who's suffered from one knows that treating them can be an uphill battle littered with holistic remedies, over-the-counter meds, and prescriptions that can often prove ineffective with stubborn infections.

According to Twitter, people are tired of UTIs and the inadequacies they've experienced while being treated for them. After one woman's blunt take on the treatment many receive when suffering from the common infections, the social media site has been flooded with anecdotes about their own experiences. Read on, because you're about to feel heard and understood!

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