Dr Rajvinder Khasriya is a urogynaecologist who leads the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms clinic at the NHS Whittington Hospital in North London, and is also involved in research work at University College London.
In this episode, the experts discuss urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the role a lack of hormones play in their occurrence and ongoing recurrence. Dr Khasriya explains how common and debilitating UTIs can be for women in the peri/menopause, why traditional methods of testing and treatment are often unsuccessful, and she outlines the benefits of using vaginal hormonal treatments as part of a holistic approach for managing UTIs.
Dr Khasriya’s tips for women with UTIs:
- As always, do your own research and find patient groups for support and information.
- Understand all the factors that can contribute to UTIs such as weight gain, your general health, your diet and stress levels, as these are also important.
- Be generous when using your vaginal estrogen, it is completely safe to use and in the long term.
- Trust yourself, you know your body best.
The patient groups:
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