It's all too common for many women to battle a constant reoccurrence of the dreaded urinary tract infection (UTI).
In fact, you may have experienced going to your doctor with painful symptoms of a UTI and were prescribed a course of treatment.
You likely experienced some relief, only to find the infection is back … or did it even go away in the first place? Ugh! Like many women in this situation, you've felt confused, perplexed, and beyond frustrated—you just want to kick this infection to the curb.
If you're familiar with the symptoms that come with a urinary tract infection, you know how unbearable and frustrating dealing with one can be.
(Symptoms can include a constant urge to urinate, a burning sensation when you pee, urinating small amounts, cloudy urine that looks bright pink, red, or cola-colored, and pelvic pain.) You also may know that it's common for a UTI to come back, starting the process all over again.
25% to 30% of women are apparently plagued with another UTI again within six months' time
A recent study performed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reveals your gut microbiome may be the root of the continuous cycle of UTIs you are experiencing.
In an effort to learn why some females get persistent infections while other women rarely (if ever) get one, Hultgren worked with two other scientists in this study.
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