female bladder, microbiome, bladder microbiome

News about the Female Bladder Microbiome

For the past hundred years or so, medical students have ben taught that healthy women produce sterile urine. The commonly held theory was that the bladder would only contain bacteria when there was an infection to contend with.

In 2012, this idea was turned on its ear thanks to a Loyola study headed by Dr. Wolfe.

Dr. Wolfe established that since it’s now known that the bladder is not sterile, everything we know about it needs to be reevaluated. This means that different approaches to diagnoses and treatment options for bladder and urinary tract complaints have to be established.

Learn more about this study and what it means for treatment options in the full blog post on drfionand.com here.