Probiotics as Living Drugs to Resolve Urinary Tract Infections


  • Aziz Fatima Department of Microbiology, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan


Probiotics, Urinary Tract Infections, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Colorectal cancer


Abstract: The increasing consumption of probiotics is due to progress made in understanding the use of probiotics. In the past, probiotics were used to treat UTIs mostly because of an alarming concern regarding rise in antibiotic resistance. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are mostly use on a large scale nowadays. They are gut beneficial bacteria. These organisms have enzymes, H2O2, lactic acid, and other acids which are utilized as antimicrobial agents to treat digestive pain, eczema, tumors, and ulceration. Dairy-based products like milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, milk powder, dark chocolate, fermented milk etc., mostly contain probiotics. Samples were collected from different markets. All these samples were enriched for 24 hours following morphology observation by catalase test, gram staining and biochemical test. Antimicrobial activity was checked by measuring zone of inhibition formed by isolated species against uropathogens, namely E-coli and Klebsiella. A current study showed results that were probable to promote rate of UTI treatment in women who are above 50 years. It was found that natural products contain probiotics which allow the consumer to get their beneficial health effect. These probiotics colonize in the intestine and act as a barrier to prevent urinary tract infections.




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Fatima A. Probiotics as Living Drugs to Resolve Urinary Tract Infections. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2020Dec.29 [cited 2024May20];2(4):144-9. Available from:



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