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UTI associated with low Vitamin D, treated by Vit. D, many UTI now resistant to antibiotics

See UTI in VitaminDWiki

Suspect that Vitamin D loading doses would quickly treat UTI - no studies as of July 2019

Suspect 4X less likely to get a UTI if have a good level of vitamin D (July 2019)

Antibiotic Resistance in VitaminDWiki

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Urinary Tract Infection 4.8 X more likely in children with low Vitamin D - meta-analysis - Feb 2019

Urinary Tract Infection in children 4.8 X more likely if low Vitamin D – meta-analysis Feb 2019 in VitaminDWiki


UTI with 20,000 IU/week - RCT June 2016

Prevention of urinary tract infections with vitamin D supplementation 20,000 IU per week for five years. Results from an RCT including 511 subjects
Infectious Diseases, DOI:10.1080/23744235.2016.1201853
Rolf Jorde, Stina T. Sollid, Johan Svartberg, Ragnar M. Joakimsen, Guri Grimnes & Moira Y. S. Hutchinson

Background: In observational studies vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk of infections, whereas the effect of vitamin D supplementation in randomized controlled trials is non-conclusive.

Methods: Five hundred and eleven subjects with prediabetes were randomized to vitamin D3 (20,000?IU per week) versus placebo for five years. Every sixth month, a questionnaire on respiratory tract infections (RTI) (common cold, bronchitis, influenza) and urinary tract infection (UTI) was filled in.

Results: Mean baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) level was 60?nmol/L. Two hundred and fifty-six subjects received vitamin D and 255 placebo. One hundred and sixteen subjects in the vitamin D and 111 in the placebo group completed the five-year study. Eighteen subjects in the vitamin D group and 34 subjects in the placebo group reported UTI during the study (p?<?0.02), whereas no significant differences were seen for RTI. The effect on UTI was most pronounced in males. The effect of vitamin D on UTI was unrelated to baseline serum 25(OH)D level.

Conclusion: Supplementation with vitamin D might prevent UTI, but confirmatory studies are needed.

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UTI helped by 20,000 IU twice a week - RCT Oct 2017

High dose vitamin D may improve lower urinary tract symptoms in postmenopausal women.
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Oct;173:28-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2017.03.013. Epub 2017 Mar 18.
Oberg J1, Verelst M2, Jorde R3, Cashman K4, Grimnes G5.
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Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common in postmenopausal women, and have been reported inversely associated with vitamin D intake and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels. The aim of this study was to investigate if high dose vitamin D supplementation would affect LUTS in comparison to standard dose. In a randomized controlled study including 297 postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density, the participants were allocated to receive capsules of 20 000IU of vitamin D3 twice a week (high dose group) or similar looking placebo (standard dose group). In addition, all the participants received 1g of calcium and 800IU of vitamin D daily. A validated questionnaire regarding LUTS was filled in at baseline and after 12 months. At baseline, 76 women in the high dose group and 82 in the standard dose group reported any LUTS. Levels of serum 25(OH)D increased significantly more in the high dose group (from 64.7 to 164.1nmol/l compared to from 64.1 to 81.8nmol/l, p<0.01). No differences between the groups were seen regarding change in LUTS except for a statistically significant reduction in the reported severity of urine incontinence in the high dose group as compared to the standard dose group after one year (p<0.05). The results need confirmation in a study specifically designed for this purpose.

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
PDF is available at https://www.deepdyve.com PMID: 28323043 DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2017.03.013


UTIs becoming resistant to antibiotics - July 2019

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering

  • "For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and quickly cured with a simple course of antibiotics"
  • ampicillin used to be the gold standard but is no longer used
  • 1/3 of UTIs in NYC now resistant to Bactrim
  • "Resistance to antibiotics has become one of the world’s most pressing health issues. Overuse of the drugs in humans and livestock has caused germs to develop defenses to survive, rendering a growing number of medicines ineffective in treating a wide range of illnesses — a phenomenon that is playing out worldwide with U.T.I.s."
    • Nothing about Vitamin D

Alternatives to antibiotics to treat UTI - Vitamin D, etc. 2016

Novel Strategies in the Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections

  • :"Urinary tract infections belong to the most common infections worldwide; more than 50% of women will experience at least one UTI during her lifetime"
  • "The cumulative incidence during the first six years of life however is almost 7% in girls and close to 2% in boys"

"Several clinical studies have demonstrated the importance of sufficient vitamin D levels for
the protection of the urinary tract against infection. In children with UTI, serum vitamin D was
significantly lower compared to healthy controls who never had a UTI [101]; moreover, vitamin D
levels correlated with the severity of the infection. Similarly, in premenopausal women, low levels of
serum vitamin D were associated with a higher risk for recurrent UTI [102]. In an experimental study,
we could show that oral vitamin D supplementation was able to increase CAMP production in the
human bladder epithelium in response to E. coli [100]. Together, these studies clearly demonstrate that
vitamin D supplementation provides a potent alternative in the protection against UTI in vulnerable
patient groups"
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Antibiotic Resistance charts (not just UTI)

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Note: Leprosy is also becoming (2019) resistant to antibiotics. Current medical practice is to use 3 types of antibiotics concurrently, and that sometimes is not enough. Fortunately, Vitamin D is working wonders

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