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Family & Relationships Antibiotic-resistant UTIs are on the rise around the world

19:00  27 may  2018
19:00  27 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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UTIs are becoming more difficult to treat as the bacteria that cause them "learn" to survive almost all of the oral antibiotics we currently have. A Deadly, Drug- Resistant Yeast Infection Is Spreading Around the World , It's Fine Guys.

A UTI is a common condition in which bacteria gets inside your urethra, urinary tract , or kidneys, and have a full-on pain party. One of the few good things about UTI ’s is that they are totally treatable within a day or so. with an oral antibiotic . However, for lots of Women around the world

a woman sitting on a bed © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland One in five women will get a urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Once you get one, it certainly makes you more prone to have them again in the future, with 20-30 percent of women having repeat infections.

A UTI is a common condition in which bacteria gets inside your urethra, urinary tract, or kidneys, and have a full-on pain party. One of the few good things about UTI’s is that they are totally treatable within a day or so. with an oral antibiotic.

However, for lots of Women around the world, the once straightforward treatment is becoming increasingly rare. Women are now being warned that UTIs are becoming more difficult to treat as the bacteria that cause them are ‘learning’ to survive almost all of the oral antibiotics we currently have.

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Urinary tract infections are brushed aside as a "woman problem." Thanks for getting this out there! My Mom had chronic UTIs and had her last one in January that was antibiotic - resistant , and she became septic.

Anyone who’s had a UTI ( urinary tract infection ) knows how inconvenient it can be . In a World Health Organization (WHO) report released earlier this year, scientists found rates above 25 to 50 per cent of resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat UTIs .

a close up of a person © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Antibiotic resistance has been a problem for as long as antibiotics have been around and always been considered a major threat to public health.

According to Dr. Carmem Pessoa, a medical officer and expert on antimicrobial resistance at the World Health Organization, the latest rates of global antibiotic resistance oral antibiotics used to treat UTIs are above 25-50 percent.

Researchers are particularly focused on E. coli bacteria (the cause of most UTI infections) because its resistance to the antibiotics that most commonly treat UTIs “may be indicative of resistance to one of the last available oral treatment options, particularly in low-resource settings.”

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Anyone who’s had a UTI ( urinary tract infection ) knows how inconvenient it can be . In a World Health Organization (WHO) report released earlier this year, scientists found rates above 25 to 50 per cent of resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat UTIs .

Anyone who’s had a UTI ( urinary tract infection ) knows how inconvenient it can be . In a World Health Organization (WHO) report released earlier this year, scientists found rates above 25 to 50 per cent of resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat UTIs .

  Antibiotic-resistant UTIs are on the rise around the world © Provided by Getty Drug resistance is natural as it’s in bacteria’s nature to mutate and survive the drugs we make to kill them, however, overuse of antibiotics, unregulated use of over-the-counter antibiotics and use of strong antibiotics in agriculture are human-caused reasons resistance is increasing.When oral antibiotics fail, physicians turn to last-resort antibiotics like colistin that are given through an IV and can come with serious side effects like kidney failure.

Mayora Walters, an epidemiologist and the antimicrobial resistance team with the Centers for Disease Control, says the best thing you can do to fight the spread of resistance is to prevent the infections which cause resisitance in the first place. She recommends doing simple things like washing your hands, wiping from front to back, and peeing after sex to try and limit UTIs.

She said: “What used to be relatively uncomplicated infections like UTIs will be very difficult to treat unless we are really aggressive with preventing the spread of resistance.”

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Anyone who’s had a UTI ( urinary tract infection ) knows how inconvenient it can be . In a World Health Organization (WHO) report released earlier this year, scientists found rates above 25 to 50 per cent of resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat UTIs .

Evidence from around the world indicates an overall decline in the total stock of antibiotic effectiveness: resistance to all first-line and last-resort antibiotics is rising . The patterns of which bacteria are resistant to specific antibiotics differ.

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