Probiotics: Clinically Proven to be Effective in Treating Women’s Urogenital Infections
01 Jun 2022
Urogenital infections, particularly bacterial vaginosis and urinary tract infections (UTI), are common in women of reproductive age. Although these infections can be treated with antibiotic therapy, the global antibiotic resistance crisis has resulted in the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria, with over seven million deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year. New antimicrobials eventually lose their efficacy owing to a multitude of factors that result in acquired resistance, including poor adherence to therapy. Thus, new treatment modalities are required to reduce the reliance on antibiotic use. One approach is the application of probiotics as a means of prophylaxis or antibiotic adjuvant therapy. Probiotic microorganisms are symbiotic in human hosts and, when consumed in adequate amounts, can provide health benefits, including antimicrobial effects and modulation of biological functions.