Lactulose may help prevent urinary tract infections – (11-01-01)

Lactulose may help prevent urinary tract infections

This is an interesting editorial that really opens my eyes to something I’ve seen in practice. While I jump at the chance to recommend probiotics as a vaginal douche to help with UTIs or yeast infections, I have had patients whose irritation has resolved with oral probiotic use. This always surprised me; this article suggests that oral probiotics can lower the load of pathogenic bacteria reaching the stool and thereby lower risk of trans-location to the urinary tract. Interesting concept that may have answered this dilemma for me. Battle et al. 323 (7318): 936

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.