During a recent Live Q&A session, we discussed UTI's and the launch of Well Revolution's new at-home UTI Test kit. Here's what was mentioned...
So UTIs are otherwise known as a bladder infection or a urinary tract infection.
They're super common, I see them all the time and they mainly affect women. They're really painful. You can sometimes get fevers, you get lower abdominal pain. You're feeling like you need to go wees all the time.
When someone has a UTI they generally know that they have one. You know, you've got lower abdominal pain, you're thinking uh-oh something's not right. What's going on here? What should I do next?
So then they have to get into the clinic or they have to book in to see their doctor. And that often can take a couple of weeks to get in to see your doctor or a few days at least. In the meantime, you're driving around thinking oh man, I'm in pain, what am I gonna do?
I feel really rotten. Then you have to one, find an appointment. Two, get into your car, drive to the clinic, get yourself there, park, sort out your child care, all that stuff.
If you get UTIs often or even if you just get them from time to time, you've got to get one of these things 👇
You can buy this UTI kit which has three urine tests you can use at home, an online consultation and we deliver the treatment to your door.
What I'd recommend with this little pack is that you buy it and it sits in your cupboard. Just like Panadol or ibuprofen or bandages.
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If you guys think it's super handy, it is super handy. I see so many women who come into my clinic, they spend three hours waiting in line to see me and I spend five minutes quickly diagnosing the problem because they already knew what it was.
So if we can save you that time, that is what we're here to do and that is what I want to bring to you guys. I'm really proud of this!
Inside the kit there's a resealable pack. You literally pull the thing open, there's three little sticks, they're about 8cm long. You pee on them and it takes 90 seconds to get the result. It's very very simple.
Line up the stick with the test card and then you can see whether or not you need to ring us at Well Revolution if it's abnormal.
Someone is saying "Oh my god I get two UTIs a month". Yeah, some people just get UTIs all the time.
The whole thing guys, you get three urine tests and an online consultation with a doctor. Video chat just like we're doing right now and the treatment, is all delivered, all of it. No going to the pharmacy, mucking around. All-in-one.
The treatment can either be couriered to you, that's usually overnight. If you want the medicine now? You know, you've had the video chat, you want it right now. Then we'll just deliver the script to your nearest pharmacy. So it seriously makes it super super easy.
Someone's just said, "what would you suggest for recurrent UTIs?" Well one, get one of these to make sure you actually have a UTI.
Someone said here, "What's the price of the medication?" With this kit, the price of the medication, the treatment and the video chat with the doctor are all included.
Annie is saying "UTI's are the actual worst!" Yes, they are the actual worst. If you leave a UTI, it could get really really bad, and I've seen it happen. "I was busy at work and I didn't want to go to the doctor, I couldn't get in for two weeks and then this and this and this". So they wait and they think it's going to get better.
But a urinary tract infection isn't going to get better if you drink two litres of cranberry juice. Sorry, it won't. If you leave it then it turns, and the little bugs can go from your bladder and then they can hoon up to your kidneys. Then you're in a world of pain, then you need to go to the hospital, and then you need to have IV antibiotics.
Urinary tests for UTIs. So you get one of these kits, three urine tests in a box, instructions, the whole shebang, videos and everything on how to perform the tests from home.
You get an online consultation with a doctor through the Well Revolution platform, and we deliver you the treatment.
Awesome! It's easy! and it should be easy. This is how health care should be!
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As a doctor in New Zealand, UTI's is something I see all the time. If you get UTIs often or even if you just get them from time-to-time, you've got to get one of these test kits. Three urine tests at home, online consultation, and we deliver the treatment to your door.
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