US News reported on a new study of private insurance claims data in March 2021 which found that 47% of women were prescribed antibiotics that were outside recommended guidelines, and 76% were prescribed those drugs for an inappropriate duration, mostly too long.
The findings come from a look at insurance claims data form April 2011 to June 2015 for 670,400 U.S. women diagnosed with a UTI between the ages of 18 and 44.
The article supports the fact that the overprescribing of antibiotics has driven a surge in drug-resistant bacteria, resulting in what the CDC is calling “The Antibiotics Resistance Crisis”.
“Accumulating evidence suggests that patients have better outcomes when we change prescribing from broad-acting to narrow-spectrum antibiotics, and from longer to shorter duration,” said Anne Mobley Butler, assistant professor of medicine and surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Our customers tell us that they’ve moved beyond antibiotics, either because they did not work or because they were too strong. They are now relying on natural supplements such as D-mannose to relieve their UTIs and prevent recurrences.
The efficacy of D-Mannose is validated in a recent article in the Antibiotics Journal in 2021 entitled Role of D-Mannose in the Prevention of Recurrent Uncomplicated Cystitis: State of the Art and Future Perspectives. Here is a summary fo the findings: “Particularly, our findings support and confirm that D-mannose reduces the incidence of rUTIs (recurrent UTIs) and determines a longer interval between UTI episodes, with a significant improvement in patients’ quality of life, and therefore, its administration could be considered as one of the possible strategies to be used or to be investigated for the prevention of recurrent UTI in women.”