Antibiotics may not be suitable treatment for some urinary t
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According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, taking antibiotics might not be the correct way of going about curing UTIs. The research suggests that prescribing antibiotics for UTI may often be avoided among older adults. Firstly, UTI is a vague, overused diagnosis that may be applied to older adults who have no symptoms but may have bacteria in the urine and also may be experiencing confusion, falls, or other vague signs (including changes in the odour or colour of urine). In most cases, antibiotics do not benefit these older people.

Secondly, researchers are coming to a new understanding about the kinds of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live in the human body naturally. It is now known that everyone’s urine contains bacteria and viruses and that, these microorganisms are usually helpful to overall well-being.

Some groups of people do still benefit from antibiotic treatment of UTIs. These individual include the people who are sick enough to require urgent antibiotic treatment regardless of findings in the urine; people with invasive bacterial diseases, especially kidney infections; and pregnant women and people about to have bladder or urinary tract surgery.

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