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Urinary Tract Infections infects the urinary tract and affects the structures involved in the process of eliminating urine from the body, infecting the kidneys, the ureters, the bladders or the urethra. Though in most cases bacterial infection is the main cause of urinary infections, fungi and viral infections of the tract are also seen sometimes.
Symptoms of Urinary Infection
Preventing Urinary Tract Infections
Only the one who has experienced urinary infections will be able to understand the pain which is associated with this disease. The trauma of wanting to pass urine but unable to relieve oneself completely along with the burning caused while passing whatever little urine that this ailment allows you to pass, is incomparable to any other ordeal.
Once you experience the symptoms of urinary infections, immediately take steps to prevent urinary infections by following these natural remedies.
Most of the remedies for tackling UTI involves drinking fluids which helps in flushing out the bacteria from your system. It also gives you to pass out something when you want to urinate. So, as soon as you get even a tiny hint of UTI, start drinking like a fish, literally. Drink your normal eight glasses of water and then keep drinking which will help you to prevent this rather painful infection as you keep clearing your urinary tract.
Holding the urge to urinate or avoiding the toilet increases the growth of bacteria and with it the chances of bacterial infection. So urinate frequently, even if it is little, and help your system to flush out the bacteria.
Diuretics can treat many problems one of them being urinary infections. Include these natural remedies to prevent urinary infections.
Baking soda is known to help you with any ailment – from heartburn to even UTI. Being an alkaline substance, it can neutralize the acidity in your urine. The burning sensation, during UTI, which you would feel while urinating can make you reluctant to go and urinate.
Take baking soda to help you with your discomfort. Stir one teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water and drink this first thing every morning; for those avoiding salt, don’t continue after a week as baking soda has a high content of sodium.
The more vitamin C that you take, the more acidic the urine, which prevents the growth of bacteria in the urinary tract. So eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C and prevent urinary infections with natural remedy.
The Indian Gooseberry or Amla, due to its vitamin C rich content, is effective in dealing with UTI. In a cup of water boil one teaspoon of gooseberry powder and one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Boil until half of the water has evaporated. Drink this water at least three times a day for 4 – 5 days.
Other fruits rich in vitamin C are lemons, oranges, melon, kiwi, tomatoes, papaya and guava.
The antibacterial properties of tree tea oil help to fight the bacterial infection in UTI.
Even though urinary infections are common, immediate steps to treat the infection are very essential to prevent the damage of the kidneys likely to be cause by the infection of the urinary tract. So follow these simple natural remedies to prevent urinary infections.
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