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Review of: Hooton M et al. Effect of increased daily water intake in premenopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA Internal Med 2018; 178:1509–1515.
This small open-label study found that increased daily fluid intake of 1.5 L in women who were low-volume drinkers reduced the number of cystitis episodes over a 12-month period.
Women who increased the amount of water they drank used fewer courses of antibiotics and had longer intervals to their next cystitis episode.
Increasing daily fluid intake by 1.5 L reduced the frequency of cystitis in women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who usually drank <1.5 L per day.1
This small open-label randomised controlled trial tested the impact of increased daily water intake in reducing the frequency of recurrent cystitis in premenopausal women.1 Women with recurrent cystitis (≥3 episodes in the last year) who drank <1.5 L of fluid daily (mean intake 1.1 L per day) …
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