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UTI's

Postby Guest Posts on Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:10 am

For some years have had a problem with UTI or frequent urination but no pain etc. was put 6 month course, 1 a day nitrofurantoin (twice) but did not help either time. Am sensitive to sugar if l eat too much. Any suggestions. Thanks Marian
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Re: UTI's

Postby Mr Ased Ali on Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:24 am

For prevention of recurrent or chronic UTI, there are number of treatments including: natural supplements like D-Mannose, various types of preventative antibiotic treatments, vaginal oestrogen (for post-menopausal women), methenamine hippurate (a urine sterilising agent), UTI vaccines and bladder washes / installations. A urologist can help advise the most effective regime.

However, if your primary problem is frequent or urgent urination then you may have an 'overactive bladder' for which there are other types of medication, bladder botox injections (like they use in cosmetics!) and stimulation of the bladder nerves.

A full assessment by a urologist will help delineate what's going on and guide your treatment.
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