Alongside being a UK reality TV star, businesswoman and mother (among many other things), Marnie Simpson knows exactly what it’s like to experience chronic UTI and has struggled with UTIs since she was 17 years old.
Now 28, her UTIs have been chronic for the past 4 years, leaving her in constant pain, sometimes bedridden and unable to care for her infant son.
Marnie has launched a series of four videos in partnership with Live UTI Free, to open up about her chronic UTIs and encourage others to do the same.
UTI is the most common adult bacterial infection globally, and 1 in 2 females will have a UTI in their lifetime. Some, like Marnie, can suffer from chronic UTI for years. For an issue that’s so common and which can be so debilitating, UTIs are not talked about nearly enough.
Video 1: Marnie Simpson Talks UTIs With Live UTI Free
In the first video of the four part series, Marnie and Crystal discuss their experiences with UTIs, the various misdiagnoses they’ve had, and what it means to be a chronic UTI sufferer.
Video 2: Marnie & Crystal on the Impact of Chronic UTI on your Wallet and your Relationships
Marnie and Crystal chat about the financial impact of chronic illness, and how the support of friends and loved ones is crucial.
Video 3: Marnie & Crystal on how Chronic UTI can Affect your Mental Health
Chronic UTI may be a physical illness, but the impact on mental health can be significant. Marnie and Crystal share their experiences on how chronic UTI affects their everyday.
Video 4: Marnie & Crystal on Finding the Right Doctor for Chronic UTI
Finding the right doctor for chronic UTI is often a long and difficult journey. Marnie and Crystal have both been there, and offer some words of advice for others in the same place.
For more information on chronic UTI research and treatment options, get in touch directly with the team at Live UTI Free.