Surprisingly, nine million doctors' office visits each year are due to urinary tract infections, or UTIs (also known as bladder infections).
The only thing patients visit the doctor for more often are respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold. Unfortunately, the majority of cases of UTI occur in women.
An infection is not limited to the bladder, however, if the infection is not treated promptly, it can spread to the kidneys (called pyelonephritis), causing serious consequences.
Here I present some natural ways to cure and prevent bladder infections, but do remember that if you are going to treat yourself at home, you must be diligent, and set down an aggressive treatment plan and stick to it. If you do, there is no reason why you can't cure your bladder infection 100%.
Read on to find out just how to do that.
D-manosse is a simple sugar that cures more than 90% of all urinary tract infections (most urinary tract infections are caused by E-Coli and D-Mannose is most effective on E-Coli) and, best of all, it does this without killing a single bacteria. Nearly 15 years of clinical experience has shown that D-Mannose is just as effective as antibiotics are at curing urinary tract infections. It's completely safe, highly effective, inexpensive, and available without a prescription.
D-Mannose "sticks" to E.coli lectins even better than E.coli lectin "sticks" to human cells. When we take a large quantity of D-Mannose, almost all of it spills into the urine through our kidneys, literally "coating" any E.coli present so they can no longer "stick" to the inside walls of the bladder and urinary tract. The E.coli are literally rinsed away with normal urination.
Cranberries and Blueberries
You can either buy an extract or in juice (and food form) to eat and drink. Be certain to buy 100% pure juice with no sugar or other juices added. Drink about 2 cups a day.
Cranberries and blueberries are very helpful in preventing and treating a urinary tract infection. They work by preventing bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder where it can multiply and cause infection. They act like a natural antibiotic to the urinary system. Not all berries do this but cranberries and blueberries are two that do. If you are going to use just one-use cranberries as more research as been done on them but both are helpful with curing bladder infections.
This is an excellent herb for treating urinary tract infection. An extract of uva ursi is used in Europe and in traditional herbal medicine in North America, as a treatment for UTI. This herb is approved in Germany for treatment of bladder infections. The active constituent in uva ursi is arbutin. It is a chemical that has antiseptic and analgesic properties that are helpful in clearing the urinary tract of bacteria. It is also astringent and has diuretic effects that help reduce the accumulation of uric acid. Uva Ursi has been used by herbalists for bladder infections and to ease the pain of urinary stones or gravel. Do not take uva ursi for long periods of time.
Water is the best way to treat any urinary tract infection, says Agatha Thrash, M.D., a medical pathologist and co-founder and co-director of Uchee Pines Institute, a natural healing center in Seale, Alabama. People who get infections usually don't drink enough water, so the urine sits in the bladder too long, and bacteria build up, says Dr. Thrash. Drink loads of water at the first sign of an infection: 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses a day for young, healthy people, 10 eight-ounce glasses for those over age 50 and 12 eight-ounce glasses for active people over 60, whose bodies need extra fluids.
Important research has targeted probiotics which may protect against infections in the genital and urinary tracts. They may have other health benefits as well, including important ones in children. The most well-known probiotics are the lactobacilli strains. Lactobacilli have the potential to help protect women from UTIs in a number of ways: maintain a low PH environment, hinder e-coli growth, produce hydrogen peroxide which produces an environment hostile for bacteria.
Some foods with Probiotics are: sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, yogurt, and apple cider vinegar.
These Can Worsen your Infection; make sure to avoid them:
Other Helpful Tips:
Eat foods high in vitamin A as a deficiency can increase the risk of infections.
Take vitamin C. About 1,000 milligrams taken throughout the day will acidify the urine enough to interfere with bacterial growth. This is a good idea if you're having problems with reinfection or have recurrence in the middle of nowhere without quick access to medical help. A whole-food source of vitamin C is preferable.
Eat Garlic- it is a natural antibiotic and will destroy growing bacteria in the bladder and urinary tract. Crush or mince it raw in soups.
Eat parsley and celery as they are natural diuretics, which is a substance that makes you need to urinate more.
Other powerful UTI fighters are oil of oregano and olive leaf extract.
If you are treating yourself naturally and after three days are not seeing results or if symptoms are worsening you should call your doctor right away. This may be a sign that the infection is so bad that antibiotics are the only answer.
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