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Urinary health: focus on the vesical bacteriophages

Bacteriophages are still under-researched despite their overabundance in human microbiotas. A study has drawn up the first inventory of the lysogenic phages of bladder bacteria and suggests their possible role in urinary health.   Phages that infect the bacteria of our microbiotas re...
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The intestinal microbiota: reservoir of germs for urinary tract infections

A comparison of the genome of E. coli strains present in patients’ intestines and urinary tracts reveals that urinary tract infections most often occur in the absence of any bacterial mutation.   By the age of 24, one in three women has already been diagnosed with at least one urinary tr...
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Overactive bladder: the urinary microbiota at fault

Overactive bladder may be induced or made more likely by anomalies in the urinary microbiota   This is what an English team suggested by clearly showing the differences in bladder microbiota composition in women affected with this syndrome when compared with healthy women. To compare thes...
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Cystitis

In most cases, cystitis is caused by the appearance of a strain of Escherichia coli in the bladder coming from the intestine. The urinary microbiota is also modified in cases of infection.
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Prostatitis

In its acute form, prostate inflammation, or prostatitis, is most often caused by an infection. In its chronic form, however, it more likely implies an imbalance in the urinary microbiota.
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