Uti Treatment Without Antibiotics Link To Drinking More Water
Uti Treatment Without Antibiotics Link To Drinking More Water.
Life is water! That is a simple term commonly use to describe the usefulness of water to the plants and animals. We all need water to survive, but how exactly does it help?
According to health research, Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints
Water does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your body’s temperature; it also keeps the tissues in your body moist. You know how it feels when your eyes, nose, or mouth gets dry? Keeping your body hydrated helps it retain optimum levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain.
The study found that women who get frequent UTIs could cut their risk of these infections in half if they consumed six additional 8-ounce (adding up to 1.5 liters) glasses of water a day, compared with women who don’t increase their water intake.
The study was published (Oct. 1) in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Doctors have long assumed that increasing water intake could lower the risk of UTIs, and they often recommend that women at risk of these infections drink more water. But, until now, the recommendation had not been rigorously studied.
“There’s lots of things we recommend to women to reduce the risk of UTIs, but none have really been studied,” Dr. Thomas Hooton, lead author of the study and clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine, said at a news conference in San Diego in 2017, when the findings were first presented.
The new study involved 140 healthy women under age 45 who had experienced at least three UTIs in the past year and who typically drank fewer than six 8-ounce glasses of fluids a day. Half of the women were told to drink an extra six 8 ounces glasses of water a day, while the other half didn’t make any changes in their water consumption.
After one year, the women who increased their water intake had, on average, about 1.5 UTIs over the course of the study, compared with about three UTIs, on average, for the women who didn’t increase their water intake. Most of the UTIs were caused by Escherichia coli.
In total, the women in the water group were drinking about 11 glasses of water a day, compared with five glasses in the other group.
As a result of having fewer UTIs, the women in the water group also took less antibiotics — on average, women in the water group took about two courses of antibiotics, compared with 3.5 courses in the group that didn’t increase their water intake. Reducing the use of antibiotics helps to lower the risk of antibiotic resistance, the researchers said. The study was funded by Danone Research, which sells bottled water, and provided bottled water for the study. However, “it seems clear that any safe-to-drink water will do, including your local tap water,” Grady said.