Not to freak you out or anything, but there's actually such thing as an antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection (UTI). To be more specific, our antibiotics are no longer as effective for treating UTIs as they used to be.
The World Health Organization claims that antibiotics that are commonly prescribed for UTIs are becoming less and less effective at warding off bacteria. Earlier this year, scientists found that E. coli bacteria, which causes UTIs, is 20 to 50 percent resistant to antibiotics.
Which is kind of terrifying, considering the fact that there's no other treatment on the market right now, and none in the works. According to one health expert, bacteria evolve constantly, and more research needs to be done to find a new solution.
"If we use antibiotics on them, eventually they develop to the point that the antibiotic no longer works and we need a new one. And globally, we are running out."
So basically, your best bet is to do everything you can to avoid getting a UTI in the first place. You can do this by drinking tons of water to rinse potential bacteria out of your system. Never holding it in when you need to pee. And finally, ramping up on the cranberry content in your diet to protect your bladder wall from infection.
For more tips on how to prevent a UTI, click here.
Source: Global News