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UTI antibiotic resistance in women

A New Breed of Drugs That Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Are we really entering a post-antibiotic era?

In the past few years, it seems that antibiotic resistance has become a widespread, global challenge. More and more patients are finding it much harder to deal with their illnesses, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria are the culprit.

Take for example the case of gonorrhea.

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that commonly affects men and women of ages 16 to 24.

UTI facts and figures

Some Overlooked Facts About UTI That You Need to Know

Check out these overlooked but interesting facts about UTI that would help you manage your symptoms more effectively.

How much do you really know about urinary tract infections?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common across the world, and if you’re a woman, there’s a significant chance that you may experience this illness at least once in your lifetime.

complications of urinary tract infection and pills

How Should You Deal with Symptom-free UTIs?

Have you checked your urine lately? Usually urine is sterile, free of harmful bacteria. But once bacteria are detected to be growing in the urine, it is often a conclusive sign of a bladder infection (or cystitis) or kidney problems (pyelonephritis).

Such infections usually produce a horde of symptoms such as pain when urinating,

signs and symptoms of UTI

How Should Women Manage a Case of Uncomplicated UTI?

First things first: What is an acute, uncomplicated UTI?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an uncomplicated UTI occurs when an infectious organism (such as bacteria) invades an otherwise structurally and functionally healthy urinary tract. This is a highly common diagnosis among women, affecting millions of them yearly. To illustrate this fact,

UTI and Diabetes

UTI and Diabetes: 4 Important Facts You Should Know

Diabetes is a complicated illness. And if you’re not careful enough, it can even lead to severe cases of UTI and cause other urinary-related complications.

A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria grow anywhere within the urinary tract—from the kidneys, ureters, the bladder, and the urethra.

Most people quickly dismiss UTI as a common infection that can easily be treated.

recurrent UTI- woman in pain inside comfort room

Does Genetics Play a Role in Women’s Recurrent UTI?

We all know that being sexually active predisposes women to urinary tract infections, but could recurrent UTIs also be influenced by one’s genes?

There are a lot of myths about urinary tract infections. In fact, you might have heard of some of them already. For instance, some say sitting on hot surfaces can trigger a UTI,

UTIs and pregnancy

Everything You Need to Know About UTIs and Pregnancy

A urinary tract infection is, in itself, a troublesome condition. But pregnant women must be even more careful once they’ve contracted this infection.

In relation to UTIs and pregnancy, we already know that women are more prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men. It’s estimated that around 50% to 60% of females will experience some form of this illness once in their lives.

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