Bacteria often grow by attaching to the skin surface and form multiple layers. This structure is called "biofilm."
It is difficult to clear the biofilm because it forms multiple layers.
Antibiotics can kill bacteria on the top layer, but bacteria hidden in the bottom layers may escape from antibiotics killing.
When you were young, the lining skins of the vagina and bladder were thick with 30- 40 layers, and the top layer is renewable by frequent shedding to remove attached bacteria, like dandruff shedding from the scalp. The cell shedding process is called vaginal or bladder "cell exfoliation." This is the body's natural resistance to infection.
When you become postmenopausal, your estrogen level reduces and the lining skins of the vagina and bladder become atrophic. As a result, the lining skin becomes thin, only 1-2 layers. Its surface layer no longer peel off. Bacteria attached to it does not become removed. Bacteria stuck to the surface may continue to grow and cause infection inside the vagina and/or bladder. Due to the multi-layered biofilm, bacterial infections are difficult to clear by antibiotics.
NeuEve balm cream and suppositories deliver nutrients to the atrophied vagina (and the nearby bladder) to help reverse their atrophy. The nutrients can help the atrophied tissue to grow thicker. A thicker lining skin resumes its surface peeling. Attached bacteria can be peeled off regularly and flushed away by urination or discharge. Drinking more liquid helps increase the urine flushing pressure. The exfoliated cells that carry attached bacteria will be flushed out, leaving a cleaner bladder.
Dilation helps heal the atrophy by providing stretching force. After the tissue is stretched, it sends a signal to the brain to allow the thinned tissue to grow thicker. Nutrients plus exercise may work synergistically to reverse vaginal and bladder atrophy. Consequently, the resistance against infection is enhanced after the lining skin becomes a renewable surface.
Reversal of vaginal and bladder atrophy takes time. It may need 2-3 months to achieve a full reversal of the atrophy. Thus, this method is not a quick fix. You need to be patient and have a commitment to long-term use of these products to regain natural resistance to UTI infections.
Additionally, taking suggested dietary supplements can boost your resistance against vaginal and bladder infection.