I have been diagnosed with coeliac disease in dec 07. However since April 07 i have recurrent uti's and am regularly taken antibiotics. I have had a kidney scan with no abnormalities, can you help what preventative measures can i take and are uti's common with people who have coeliac disease?
Often urinary tract infections are not common for people with presence of celiac disease. Celiac disease is a kind of autoimmune disease of the small intestines. Beside intestinal symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal pain) celiac disease can be also manifested with various disorders due to malabsorption (anemia, osteoporosis, coagulation disorders, weight loss and intestinal infections).
UTI are more common in women. UTI can be prevented with proper treatment of the first urinary infection. Urinary infection should be treated with proper antibiotics for a long enough period of time (10 days). Proper antibiotics can be prescribed after microbiological examination of the urine. Drinking antiseptic teas is also useful.
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