New research: Are recurrent UTIs and gut health linked?

Living with recurrent UTIs is frustrating and debilitating. Just when you think you’ve gotten rid of one infection, the burning and discomfort return. 

You might have tried prescriptions and hydrating home remedies for a better bladder but have you ever thought about your gut health? Didn’t think so. 

A recent study carried out by Washington University School of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard highlights the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for preventing urinary tract infections. It also proves that antibiotics might not be the best for solving returning UTIs in women. 

Before we delve into the findings (that could drastically change how we treat UTIs), lets get to the bottom of what a urinary tract infection really is…