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Are urinary tract infections genetic ? How to prevent UTIs ?

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Is there a relationship of having a urinary tract infection from the blood line?what other alternatives to prevent urinary tract infection?


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replied December 10th, 2007
Urinary and Bladder Disorders Answer A3417
Urinary tract infections are not genetically conditioned because they are caused by infective agents that come from outside the body. However, people with anatomic anomalies on their urinary tract are susceptible for developing chronic urinary tract infections. Some anomalies of the urinary tract can be genetically conditioned.

Urinary tract infection can be prevented with the following:

1. Complete healing of the acute urinary tract infection;
2. Drinking more liquids especially urinary antiseptic teas;
3. Better hygiene of the anal and urinary-genital region;
4. Surgically treating any congenital anomaly of the urinary tract.



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