Probiotic : A solution to Recurrent UTI in Women
Urinary Tract Infection is one of the most common infections women are vulnerable to. UTI frequently recurs, affecting majority of the female population.
Depletion of a particular type of bacteria, ‘vaginal lactobacilli’ is responsible for urinary tract infections. This suggests that restoring vaginal lactobacilli may help cure the problem.
A research was conducted on young women with a history of recurrent UTI in which the ladies were given antibiotics for acute UTI.
Of the 100 women participants in the research, 50 were given placebo, and the other 50 received LACTIN-V (Lactobacillus crispatus intravaginal suppository probiotic). Results showed that 7 of the females who were administered LACTIN-V had at least one UTI, compared to 13 in the placebo group, suggesting that the probiotic may reduce the rate of recurrent UTI.
Probiotics are living micro-organisms that provide heath benefits to the host when given in adequate amounts.