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Older Adults Are Suggested Avoid Taking Antibiotics For UTI

Date:2018-11-30 click:0
As we all know, antibiotics are commonly used for treating UTI (urinary tract infection).  However, as the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, bacteria like E. coli have shown drug resistance to some of these medicines, which makes these antibiotics ineffective. A new research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that prescribing antibiotics for UTI may often be avoided among older adults.

Some older adults are diagnosed with UTI even though they have no symptoms but may have bacteria in urine and also may be experiencing confusion, falls and changes in the odor or color of urine, etc. According to the clinical experience, antibiotics are not beneficial for these older adults in most cases. It’s not always safe by using antibiotics  and they can be harmful to the body, especially for older people since their immunity is lower.
The research also points out the UTI treatment with antibiotics actually may be more harmful than we previously thought. Therefore, if you are currently infected with a UTI and prescribed with antibiotics, you need to follow your doctor’s prescription. If you want to change your medication, you should talk with your doctor and  he will find the best treatment for your condition. 
All in all, older people should attach more importance to the UTI treatment since commonly-used antibiotics may not be appropriate. To have a safe and effective treatment, other options for UTI should be used. For instance, a Chinese herbal medicine called Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is used for the cure of UTI. Its ingredients are all natural herbs. The properties of each herbs in the pill have been tested thoroughly, thus, the benefits are strengthened and the side effects are  neutralized. It’s a good treatment option for Older people. 
No matter what treatment you take to cure UTI, you shouldn’t ignore the disadvantages of the treatment. It’s necessary to follow the prescription and tips of your doctor. Otherwise, your symptoms will be worse and it may cause further damages. During the treatment, you should drink more water to flush out the harmful bacteria in your urinary tract. And don’t hold urine for it may exacerbate the condition.