Estrogen treatment may prevent repeat UTI in older women

06/21/2013 | HealthDay News

A study in the journal Science Translational Medicine found vaginal supplementation of estrogen may help prevent the recurrence of urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women. "This study presents some underlying mechanisms for the beneficial effect of [topical estrogen formulations] after menopause and supports the application of estrogen in postmenopausal women suffering from recurrent UTIs," study authors wrote.

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