Women who drink more water get fewer UTIs

Women who drink more water get fewer UTIs
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“If a woman has recurrent UTI, she should consider her daily fluid intake and try to increase it to at least two to three liters a day.”

Dr. Thomas M. Hooton, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and lead author of a new study:

“The data strongly suggest that hydration status is associated with UTI risk”

In an editorial accompanying the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr. Deborah Grady, professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco, wrote:

“The theory is that drinking more water results in more urine production, which flushes out bacteria in the bladder and prevents infection. More water usually isn’t harmful, but it can result in the need for frequent urination and having to get up at night to urinate.”

Reuters, 10/1/18

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