Natural remedies for people with UTI discomfort

January 6, 2016 painremedies DiabetesIntestine

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are most common in women than men.

What causes UTIis that the tube that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body is close to your anus and the bacteria from the large intestine, such as E. coli, are in the perfect position to escape the anus and invade the urethra. The bacteria travel up to the bladder, and if the infection isn’t treated, continue on to infect the kidneys.

Women may be especially prone to UTIs because they have shorter urethras, which allow bacteria quick access to the bladder.

But for early detection of UTI, there are natural remedies to prevent the bacteria from spreading. A lot of home remedies for urinary tract infections are drinks because you should always be flushing fluid through your system to give it a helping hand in getting rid of the nasty bacteria.

Here are some of these remedies.

  • Drink Water-A lot of Water – the best way to prevent UTI and prevent the bacteria from spreading. It can help flush out bacteria, and more importantly, it gives you something to actually push out when you pee. Drink 8 glasses or more water a day to clear your urinary tract.

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  • Baking Soda – has an alkaline substance that helps neutralize or lessen the acidity in your urine. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in an 8-ounced water and drink this first thing in the morning. But do not do this more than a week because baking soda is high in sodium.

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  • Blueberries / Cranberries – these berries  have the same bacteria-inhibiting properties. In one study, blueberry juice can prevent UTIs. Cranberry juice prevents the infection caused by the bacteria from bedding down in your bladder and also has an antibiotic effect. Drink at least 4 ounces of cranberry juice a day.

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  • Eat Pineapple – Pineapple has an enzyme bromelain that has an antibiotics to help you get rid of the infection.

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  • Parsley Water -help relieve a urinary tract infection and speed up the healing process by acting as a diuretic. Diuretics are used to treat a number of problems, and work by increasing the amount of sodium your kidneys excrete in urine. Parsley has Na+-K+ (sodium and potassium) pump that balances out the concentration, kidneys excrete more sodium in the urine. Boil 1 cup of fresh parsley  or 2 tablespoons of dried parsley mix with 1-2 cups of water. You can drink it hot or cold whichever you prefer.

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  • Celery Seeds –  also act as a diuretic, due mainly to one of the constituents of celery oil, butylphthalide. Chewing a handful of celery seeds can help increase the production of urine.

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  • Cucumbers -have high water content and is a great way to add extra fluid to your system.

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  • Avoid chocolate, citrus, carbonation, and caffeine. All of these can irritate the lining of the bladder, and potentially make it easier for bacteria to adhere. Citrus will increase the acidity of your urine, which will make it even more painful to pee.
  • Ginger Tea -its chemical make-up allows it to block prostaglandin synthesis, a process which creates little  prostaglandins.Prostaglandins communicate about a variety of biological processes, such as inflammation. They also transmit pain signals to neurons. It can therefore help to prevent inflammation, reduce current inflammation, and reduce pain.

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  • Vitamin C – Some doctors are prescribing at least 5,000 mg or more of vitamin C a day for patients who develop recurrent urinary tract infections. Vitamin C keeps the bladder healthy by acidifying the urine, and helps prevent the spreading of the bacteria.

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Here are some of the do’s and don’ts to prevent UTI:

  • DO it when you’ve got to go, go. If you hold your urine, you’re more likely to get a backup of bacteria and end up with an infection.
  • DO consider cotton. Women should wear cotton underwear or cotton-lined panty hose to help stay fresher and dryer. Guys should go for boxer shorts.
  • DON’T drink alcohol. Alcohol is an irritant to your bladder.
  • DO cut caffeine intake. Also avoid caffeine-loaded drinks such as caffeinated soda pop, coffee, and tea. Caffeine can irritate the bladder.
  • DO pull out a nonprescription pain reliever. Taking acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin can help ease the pain during your infection.
  • DO follow the rules for making love. If you have trouble with UTIs, be sure you and your partner clean up before making love. Try using a condom instead of a diaphragm. Diaphragms may promote UTIs.
  • DO go with the flow. After urinating, be sure to wipe from front to back to keep bacteria from getting close to the urethra.








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