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Urinary tract infections (UTIs), also commonly referred to as cystitis, are the most common form of infection in females aged 18 to 65. More than three infections in a year or more than two in six months is then termed as recurrent UTIs and is an increasing problem worldwide, both in men and women.
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11 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire
10 Harley Street, London
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Uromune UTI Vaccine recurrent UTI cure / treatement
Our approach to the selection of antibiotics is tailored to the individual patient based on unique sensitivity profiling of urine cultures and clinical judgement of best antibiotic according to it's specific bio-availability.
Once the infections become more chronic, antibotic treatments range from keeping antibiotics at home, to going onto a low dose antibiotic where you take one every night or just one antibiotic after sexual intercourse.
There is currently a lot of concern about long-term use of antibiotics and although they are well recognised and well established, alternative treatments are becoming more popular. Please click here for more information.
Part of the problem with patients with recurrent urinary tract infections is a deficiency in the lining of the bladder which makes them much more succeptible to infections with low levels of bacteria. A well established treatment now, is a course of bladder installations which can be performed either by the nurse or by the patient themselves once a week for six weeks, followed by a monthly course for six months. These are available in many NHS hospitals, covered by insurance companies and are very well tolerated.
Recently the use of vaccine / immunostimulation in patients with recurrent infections has become more popular. The science behind this won a Nobel Prize for medicine in 2010 and has been very popular on the continent although very few trials have been performed to date.
The vaccine has been used in a number of patients on a named-patient basis and a recent publication in the British Journal of Urology (link below) sugests a 70-80% reduction in infections in a one-year period for patients who have tried all other treatments, and is looking very promising.
Many ladies develop their urinary tract infections after the menopause due to the change in vaginal health. Routine treatments with hormone replacement therapies and local estrogen cream can reverse some of these effects but are often unpopular with the patients.
Recently we have conducted a one-year study using laser vaginal rejuvenation to reverse these menopausal symptoms and seen improvements in vaginal health and patients becoming much more comfortable, a reduction in urinary tract infections and improvements in sexual health. Please click here for more information.