For many women, urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a recurring and painful annoyance whose standard treatment is usually a round of antibiotics, which, ironically can increase the chances of having another one – not to mention boost antibiotic-resistance risk. While every patient in pain wants to stop it as quickly as possible, in the long-term, multiple rounds of antibiotics aren’t the answer – prevention is. To help keep UTIs from taking hold, try a few lifestyle adjustments – and save the antibiotics for a real emergency...
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