UTI are a pretty common issue for Women and in general older people.
Started this topic to allow news of any treatments that may offer hope to sufferers.
One new bit of news is that some research is hopeful of eventually providing a vaccine for this painful and dangerous issue. Causes can be many fold including
- weaker immune systems
- associated medical conditions that cause you to retain urine more such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease
- prolapsed bladder
- enlarged prostate
- incontinence of the bladder or bowel
- the presence of a urinary catheter
- a history of recurrent UTIs.
- lower levels of estrogen (in post-menopausal women).
The research from Duke University School of Medicine is linked below:
Hope springs eternal.
Are there any other effective long term treatment options? With the common cause being E. Coli and some of these bacteria developing antibiotic resistance the common treatment of Antibiotics might be losing ground in that fight.
There are I’m sure many questions. Among one of the questions that may be interesting is do Urinary Alkalinisers help?
I’m sure many people would be interested in research and research backed up answers, please do not post unsubstantiated answers or misinformation.
Also of interest is that it appears recurrent infections can lead to decreased immune system responses to more UTI:
If a chronic sufferer is there anything you do to reduce the incidence that might help others?