Treatments & Therapies
One area where probiotics have been studied is in women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). A UTI results from the transmission of pathogens from the rectum and/or vagina to the urethra and bladder. Dr. Muffly discusses using probiotic and cranberry supplements to reduce the incidence of UTIs.
Recurrent urinary tract infection is a serious health condition that increases with age and peaks in menopausal women. Whereas sexual activity and pregnancy are risk factors in younger women, vaginal thinning or vaginal atrophy, illness, and hospitalization are more important risk factors in menopausal women.