I (38, female) regularly suffer from acute urinary tract infections that must be treated with antibiotics. How can I prevent these infections?
Urinary tract infections are more common in women than in men. The reason for this is the short urethra, through which pathogens can penetrate relatively easily. In order to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections, it is important to boost your own immune system. In addition, there are recommended behaviours that help to prevent urinary tract infections. You will find these in our patient guide to kidney and urinary tract infections. In addition to these recommendations, there is also the possibility of long-term prophylaxis with low-dose antibiotics over three to six months or immunisation if the urinary tract infections are always caused by the same pathogens. Your doctor will advise you on the best solution for you.