Urinary tract infections (UTI) are more common with adult women than in men or children. These infections develop when bacteria enter the urethral opening and it’s starting to multiply in the urinary tract. Urinary tract infections may occur when the immune system is impaired. Many different factors cause these infections such as sexual intercourse, a long-term catheterization in the bladder, bladder obstructions such as kidney stones or prostate in men or congenital urinary tract abnormalities.
If you feel pain around the kidneys or there is blood in the urine seek immediate the professionals.
How you can prevent urinary tract infections
1. Drink plenty of water to eliminate toxins and bacteria from the body
If you can’t drink a lot of water from any reasons, try with cucumbers. Because of their high moisture content, they are an excellent way to get an extra fluid.Drink about two liters of water daily-excessive amounts of fluids can trigger kidney failure.
2. Do not hold urination
This is one of the most common causes of, urinary tract infections because bacteria can grow when urine remains in the bladder for a longer period of time.
3. Always urinate after intercourse
In this way, you can eliminate the bacteria which may enter the urethral opening during sex.
4. Avoid using irritating feminine products in the genital area such as powders, douches, deodorant sprays
5. Wipe from front to back following the bowel movement to minimize the chance that bacteria will enter the urethra
6. Wear cotton underwear to inhibit bacterial growth
7. Use Heat
Put a hot water bottle on the bladder. This will reduce the pain.
You May Eliminate Urinary Tract Infections Naturally
Results may vary from person to person. What works for some people, does not work for others.
1. Use Cranberry products as urinary tract remedies
These will increase the acid in the urine and so will inhibit bacterial growth. Drink cranberry juice 450-600 ml a day
2. Consume horseradish root
German Commission for drugs approved horseradish root as an auxiliary medicine for inflammation of the urinary tract. Its effect increases if you will combine it with mustard oil.
You can use freshly grated horseradish root. Start with one teaspoon fresh horseradish root twice a day. You can use max one teaspoon fresh horseradish root three times a day. Horseradish root should be avoided by breastfeeding and pregnant women because it can be transferred through breast milk. This can cause life-threatening liver problems in nursing and/or jaundiced infants. It should be avoided by people with high blood pressure or other cardiovascular diseases too.
3. Take garlic and/or Echinacea
Take either both herbs in tablet or in a form of a capsule. Taking garlic or Echinacea improves the body’s resistance to infection. Don’t take garlic with anticoagulant prescription drugs. If you are pregnant, you must stop with garlic consumption several weeks before delivery to prevent excessive bleeding. Echinacea is not recommended for breastfeeding or pregnant women and children.
4. Consume fermented milk products that contain probiotics
These foods may reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections. Milk products that contain probiotics are yogurt, kefir, and acidophilus milk. You can find them as supplements in capsules or powdered form too.
5. Consume pumpkin seeds
They improve bladder function and may eliminate urinary tract Infection
6. Baking soda will soften the pain when urinating
Mix one teaspoon baking soda with 250 ml water and stir until dissolved. Drink this mix in the morning before breakfast no more than seven days.
7. Drink Ginger Tea
Ginger is considered good for infections. Drink 1-2 cups of tea daily. Don’t take ginger with anticoagulant prescription drugs, or if you have gallbladder disease.
8. Drink Parsley Tea
Parsley is high diuretic and may help relieve a urinary tract infection. Boil 1 liter of water. Add four tablespoons of fresh parsley. Reduce the heat and let the leaves infuse the water for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink it several times a day.Parsley tea should be avoided by pregnant women and by people with kidney stones.