Question: My Doctor Has Prescribed Antibiotics AGAIN for A UTI – Isn’t There Any Way to End This Vicious Cycle?
First, Recurring UTIs Are Now Very Common
It’s an all-too-common scenario at the pharmacy counter, this customer is back for another antibiotic. She requests to speak with the pharmacist, and I can see the frustration written all over her face at the thought of another 10 day round of antibiotics.
Upon reviewing her medication profile, I can see that the doctor is prescribing something “stronger” this time around. It’s her third antibiotic this year, and I can see that this is taking a toll on her.
As she’s picking up her medication, she asks “Is there anything I could take to stop these UTIs all together?”. These types of questions come up quite frequently. Before making any recommendations, I like to inquire about “What have you tried in the past?”.
The Old Stand-By Remedies Are No Longer Enough
More often than not I hear stories about drinking cranberry juice every day, or increasing water intake. Both of which are generally healthy things to do, but won’t produce the desired outcome of less frequent UTIs.
Recently there have been several scientific and medical articles verifying the power of natural supplements in relieving and stopping UTIs altogether. I’ve looked into these products and those with the most effective outcomes are D-Mannose powder and a new high-powered cranberry extract.