Urinary tract infection is the most common bacterial infection affecting children under two years, men, and women. It is an infection of the Urinary tract comprising the Kidney, Ureter, Urethra, or Bladder. Women are 30 times more prone to developing Urinary Tract Infections.
Some of the most common strains found in individuals with UTI are Escherichia coli, Proteus, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Serratia, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, and Enterococci genus. With a tendency to recur and the organisms developing anti-microbial resistance, UTI burdens the healthcare industry affecting 150 million annually.
The symptoms of UTI vary on the severity of the infection. The common indications of UTI are burning, persistent urination at night, a strong odor of urine, cloudy and dark coloration of urine, blood in urine, lower abdominal pain, back pain, fever, irritation, and shivering.
To manage the symptoms and treat UTI, the healthcare provider may use different lines of treatment based on the severity of the condition. Simple remedies in the management of Urinary tract infections are drinking adequate water and refraining from consuming aerated drinks, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.
Role of probiotics
The urinary tract of humans contains urogenital flora, which plays a role in maintaining urinary health. Thus diminishing levels of good micro-organisms in the urogenital flora can be one of the cause of recurrent urinary tract infections. Replenishing the microflora with supplementation of probiotic along with/or without an antibiotic course help in the management of Urinary Tract Infection. Evidence suggests that Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri helps treat UTI, as Lactobacillus can counter the adherence, growth, and colonization of uropathogenic bacteria.
The healthcare provider will recommend the right probiotic type, composition, combination, and dosage for managing the condition of UTI. The live microorganism ingested should be able to cross the acidic stomach environment to reach the site of action to be able to effectively modulate the microflora and resolve the infection faster.
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