Wife has urine infection

My wife has frequent urine infections. She took antibiotics after consulting a doctor. Was OK for 3 weeks n it reoccurred. In last 2 months she had urine infection 3rice. What might be the reason. As remedy she has been using neeri and drinking lots of water too.
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
Urinary tract infections are common in women, and many women
experience more than one infection during their lifetimes. Risk factors
specific to women for UTIs include:
Female anatomy. A woman has a shorter urethra than a man
does, which shortens the distance that bacteria must travel to
reach the bladder.
Sexual activity. Sexually active women tend to have more UTIs
than do women who aren't sexually active. Having a new sexual
partner also increases your risk.
Certain types of birth control. Women who use diaphragms for
birth control may be at higher risk, as well as women who use
spermicidal agents.
Menopause. After menopause, a decline in circulating estrogen
causes changes in the urinary tract that make you more
vulnerable to infection.
Other risk factors for UTIs include:
Urinary tract abnormalities. Babies born with urinary tract
abnormalities that don't allow urine to leave the body normally or
cause urine to back up in the urethra have an increased risk of
Blockages in the urinary tract. Kidney stones or an enlarged
prostate can trap urine in the bladder and increase the risk of
A suppressed immune system. Diabetes and other diseases that
impair the immune system — the body's defense against germs
— can increase the risk of UTIs.
Catheter use. People who can't urinate on their own and use a
tube (catheter) to urinate have an increased risk of UTIs. This
may include people who are hospitalized, people with
neurological problems that make it difficult to control their ability
to urinate and people who are paralyzed.
A recent urinary procedure. Urinary surgery or an exam of your
urinary tract that involves medical instruments can both increase
your risk of developing a urinary tract infection.
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