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Menopause

Updated 15 July 2014

Oestrogen may prevent urinary tract infections

Vaginal oestrogen treatment may help prevent repeat urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women, new research suggests.

Oestrogen treatment delivered vaginally may help prevent repeat urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women, new laboratory research suggests.

The results support the use of vaginal oestrogen as a preventive measure for postmenopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections, he wrote in the editorial.

helps keep recurrent urinary tract infections at bay.

? sort of taking one for the team ? and then these cells shed," Hannan said. "But shedding too much could allow bacteria to get into the deeper tissue, so this exfoliation is a double-edged sword."

To learn more about urinary tract infections, visit WomensHealth.gov.

 

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