Although painful and distressing most cases of UTI are short-lived. But some infections keep on coming back and do not get better with standard treatments, they turn into a debilitating, long-term illness – chronic UTI.
Chronic UTI affects up to half a million people in the UK, mostly women but men and children too.
Early intervention is key to saving lives and money
But standard tests and treatment are inaccurate and ineffective and see many thousands of sufferers misdiagnosed or even dismissed as ‘problem patients’.
"After another short course of antibiotics, I had no relief from the agonising pain I was in. I visited another GP, who said there was no infection now showing and I should see a urologist. I was left in excruciating pain with no explanations at all."