Phage therapy and urinary infections.

Treatment of a urinary tract infection using phage therapy.

During the first week, patients have daily meetings with doctors. All necessary medical specialists, such as urologists, gynecologists, infectious disease specialists, neurologists, etc., come together for these consultations.These medical consultations are very comprehensive and can last over an hour. In addition to treating the diagnosed condition, doctors try to understand the underlying cause and the overall health of the patient. The goal is to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
Infection urinaire multi résistante traitée par phagothérapie

The doctors will then prescribe thorough diagnostic tests.

- Comprehensive physical examination
- Ultrasound and X-ray
- Urinary and vaginal bacteriological tests
- Other diagnostic tests as deemed necessary.

Following these analyses, the doctors will be able to establish the treatment protocol.

- Ingestion of specific phages targeting the patient's bacterial infection, twice a day orally.
- Urethral instillation performed by the gynecologist.
- Rectal suppositories containing phages.
- Use of phage-infused vaginal suppositories.
- Other treatment modalities as determined by the doctors.

After one week of treatment, doctors conduct new analyses to ensure positive progress in the treatment.
Upon their return, patients continue the oral treatment for one month. It is important for patients to undergo further analyses to confirm the sterility of their urine. In some cases, an additional phage treatment may be necessary to completely eradicate the infection.

Mrs. F.D., a retired biologist who came to Georgia to treat a multi-resistant bacterial urinary infection, provides a clear account of her experiences with phage therapy and Georgia. Click on the following link to find her testimonial: Page Testimonials

It should be noted that in cases of prostatitis (infection of the prostate), the treatment may take longer as the prostate is challenging to reach for phages (similar to antibiotics).

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?

A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, urinary tract, bladder, and urethra. Most infections occur in the lower urinary tract, specifically the bladder and urethra.

The main symptoms are:
- Strong and constant urge to urinate.
- Burning sensation during urination.
- Frequent urination in small amounts.
- Foul-smelling and cloudy urine.
- Urine that appears red, bright pink, or cola-colored, indicating blood in the urine.
- Pelvic pain, particularly in the center of the pelvis in women.

Phage therapy can be highly effective in certain conditions and offers unique advantages compared to antibiotics. Phage cocktails help preserve the normal intestinal flora of the body, preventing damage. The success of phage therapy also depends on the patient's immune system, the presence of diabetes, the overall health of the patient, and the type of bacteria involved. It's important to note that not all bacterial infections can be treated with phage therapy. You can refer to the page What does Phage Therapy Treat ? to see a list of bacteria that can be targeted by phage therapy.

Which patients are eligible for phage therapy treatment?

To date, the Western world primarily relies on antibiotic treatments for urinary tract infections. It can be noted that Clinical Infectious Diseases, a renowned British reference in healthcare, already mentions the use of bacteriophages in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs).. You can click on the following link to learn more Clinical Infectious diseases - UTI and Bacteriophages ?

However, how can individuals who have therapeutic failures with antibiotics or who are intolerant to antibiotics be treated? These patients can greatly benefit from phage therapy, which can sometimes be the only effective option. Antibiotics and bacteriophages can also be used in combination. Bacteriophages are also used to prevent the recurrence of urinary tract infections. This approach is particularly beneficial for individuals with weakened immune systems or allergies, as they are at an increased risk of contracting another infection.