Holistic Health Solutions for Bladder and Urinary Tract Infection
Holistic health includes homeopathy. Please continue reading for information about recurrent
cystitis, bladder infections, and urinary infections.
Did you know that natural treatments can help alleviate bladder infection symptoms?
Symptoms of bladder and urinary tract infections along with the recurrent cystitis signs of a lower UTI
infection in adults include:
- frequent need to urinate
- cloudy urine
- blood found in the urine
- inability to urinate despite the urge
- fever and/or back pain
- pain when urinating
If you are experiencing an upper UTI infection, your symptoms could also include:
- pain below the ribs
Urinary Tract Infection Treatment to Prevent Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
If you suffer from recurring UTI or cystitis consider using on a regular basis this home remedy for bladder
infection called ImmunityPlus. It helps by strengthening
your immune system which in turn helps it ward off illnesses. You are less apt to get UTI and cystitis
along with other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
urinary tract infection treatment contains seven powerful herbs
that are formulated in therapeutic dosages.
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Another Important Remedy – Native Remedies ImmunityPlus?
Taking ImmunityPlus on a regular basis will help you strengthen your immune system to assist in warding off
recurrences of Urinary Tract infection symptoms including all types of cystitis, and bladder infections.
Because you are strengthening your immune system you will also be less likely to catch common illnesses like
colds and flu. You will also notice a boost in energy levels and improve your recovery time from any illness.
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Other risk factors include the following:
- Obstructions to the Bladder outlet such as kidney stones
- birth abnormalities of the urinary tract
- An immune system that is suppressed
- Not being circumcised
- Some blood types are more prone to bacteria that more readily attaches to the cells lining
the urinary tract
Dr. Leia Addresses Urinary Tract Infections – UTI Risk Factors, Causes and Treatments for Symptoms
Urinary infections also called cystitis, bladder infections or UTI’s (urinary tract infections) are more common
in women than men. Because of the design of the female anatomy with its shorter urethra or outlet for excreting
the urine from the bladder, women are more prone to getting bacterial infections.
These unfriendly bacteria
can then easily climb into the urethra and travel up into the bladder, where the conditions are favorable
for the incubation and growth of the bacteria. Normally the urinary bladder is sterile, which means that
a healthy normal bladder doesn’t contain any bacteria at all. When the urethra or bladder is irritated or
traumatized such as during vigorous intercourse, first-time intercourse, or trauma, injury, or surgery, it
can be a breeding ground for the growth and proliferation of bacteria.
Most of the time, a bacteria from
the rectal and anal area called E. coli are responsible for contaminating the bladder and causing bladder
infections. E. coli bacteria are normal flora which reside in the large colon and stool samples. It is when
this bacteria or another pathogenic bacteria spreads into the bladder that it can cause a urinary infection.
An everyday cause of spreading this rectal bacteria to the bladder is the practice of wiping one’s self from
the back to the front after urinating and defecating. So for bladder infection prevention always wipe from
the front to the back after having a bowel movement and after urinating. Also, it is a healthy practice to
wash with soap and water after having a bowel movement, and asking your partner to do the same, especially
Bladder Infection Symptoms
Symptoms of bladder infections can sometimes be silent or non-symptomatic, but for the most part, the symptoms
can include one or all of the following: burning, stinging pain, sometimes excruciating and unbearable pain,
frequency of urination, or even sometimes blood or mucous in the urine. If the infection is allowed to progress,
there may be an urge to urinate constantly and no relief after urinating, and scant, hot, burning urine,
with systemic or whole body fever and flushing, and nausea in more severe cases.
It is important to catch the infection as soon as possible if the symptoms start to appear, such as the urgency
and the desire to urinate more frequently. If urinary tract infections are left untreated, the bacteria which
has accumulated in the bladder can then travel up into the ureters to the kidneys, and cause kidney infections.
Kidney infections are more serious than bladder infections and cause severe systemic infection and damage
to the kidneys which can have serious consequences. Such consequences could include irreversible damage to
the kidneys and lead to the need for kidney dialysis or kidney transplants.
If someone wishes to self-treat with natural remedies for bladder infection or a urinary tract infection,
it is important to first have a urinary culture and a urinalysis done. This way you can find out if there
is any bacteria present in the urine and to find out what kind of bacteria may be causing the problem. These
cultures should be done as soon as there are symptoms or when one suspects that there is an infection, and
also after the infection appears to have been cleared up or treated.
Sometimes it is difficult for a woman
to know whether she has a vaginal infection or a urinary infection. In this case, it is important to obtain
a clean-catch mid stream urine sample and send it to the laboratory to be examined and cultured. Also, by
telling your doctor about the symptoms, sometimes she can help you distinguish between the two infections.
Bladder Infection Prevention
One of the most important things you can do to prevent bladder infections is to drink at least eight to ten
glasses of fresh, pure water each day, to empty the bladder completely when urinating, and to have impeccable
hygiene and body cleanliness.
Cranberry capsules or unsweetened juice can also be a good preventative but
you cannot depend upon it to cure an already full-blown urinary tract infection. Decreasing or stopping all
sugar products is also another way to prevent infections, so it is probably not wise to drink a lot of sweetened
cranberry juice and expect this to have any effect upon your infection.
There are natural herbs, homeopathics,
and remedies which can ease the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, but unless the infection is caught
in its very early stages, within twenty four hours, you may need to visit your doctor and you may need to
take a complete course of appropriate antibiotics to end the infection. Again, here I need to emphasize that
it is important to match the bacteria to the antibiotic, because many bacteria may be resistant to certain
kinds of antibiotics, and once you have started a course of antibiotics, it is important that you continue
to take the full course that your doctor recommends.
After taking the antibiotic, it is important to replace
the normal flora which may have been wiped out by the antibiotic, so taking a good potent probiotic or acidophilus,
or lactobacillus product is important.
Here is a list of natural remedies for that can be beneficial in urinary bladder and
urinary tract health:
- Marshmallow root – a demulcent herb which has an affinity for the bladder. It soothes and protects an
- Urtica urens – a diuretic herb which helps to flush out the bacteria.
- Cantharis – a homeopathic remedy which can ease some of the sharp, stinging pains of a bladder infection.
- Echinacea – an herb which can help to disinfect and fight the infection.
- Goldenseal – an herb which is a powerful disinfectant and antibacterial. Be careful not to take too large
a dosage as it will cause irritation and also lower the blood sugar in some people with hypoglycemia.
- Apis – a homeopathic remedy which helps to soothe the hot, stinging pain and irritation of the bladder
- d-mannose – a special concentrate of the active ingredient of cranberries which is useful for preventing
recurrent urinary infections.
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