Home remedies for urine infection
It is important to keep urinary tract infection at bay in order to stay healthy and avoid complications. It can cause you to urinate in a very slow and painful manner.
- Drinking adequate amount of water every day flushes the urinary tract of the bacterial deposit.
- Bathing in a tub can result in bacteria climbing up the urethra; take a shower instead.
- Cranberry juice is a natural way to prevent infections of the urinary tract and it speed up recovery.
- Eat foods that are high on vitamin C as it increases the level of acidity in the urine.
Urinary Infections or Urinary tract infections in men and women are characterised by a strong and sudden urge to urinate, which is unfortunately followed by a very slow and painful release of very little urine. This is a serious problem as UTIs are often accompanied by soreness in the lower abdomen, back, or sides. The infection typically occurs when the bladder and its exit tubes get infected by bacteria, and the most common types are those that live on the skin near the rectum, that can easily finds its way into the urinary tract through the urethra.
Both men and women are susceptible to such an infection; however women suffer from it more often than men with half of all women experiencing it at least once in their life.
Here are some home remedies for you to soothe your urine infection
Drink plenty of water
This is one of the most effective and simple home remedies for Urinary Tract Infection; drinking adequate amount of water every day flushes the urinary tract of the bacterial deposit. Keep in mind that whenever you feel like urinating you should do so without waiting, because by holding the urine longer in your bladder you are allowing the bacteria to multiply, if they have by any chance entered the bladder.
Take a shower
Shower is a better way to bathe rather than the tub, as the latter can result in bacteria climbing up the urethra. Also, you should be careful with personal hygiene and cleaning of the genitals regularly; take special care right after a sexual intercourse. This will ensure that you are not providing bacteria with a convenient breeding ground.
Drink cranberry juice
The most popular home remedy to tackle a urinary tract infection is to drink cranberry juice and get benefited in more ways than one. Cranberry juice is a natural way to prevent infections of the urinary tract and it speed up recovery. By drinking six to eight ounces of pure cranberry juice everyday should be sufficient to help you. The most important rule here is to make sure you have pure cranberry juice as some of the drinks and cocktails that are usually made with the juice have insufficient quantity of it in them.
Eat foods that are high on vitamin C as it increases the level of acidity in the urine which will help to decrease the number of harmful bacteria in your urine. You must by all means visit a doctor if in case nothing works out, and the infection worsens. Don’t delay doctor visit else the UTI manifests into a more life-threatening disease.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Nov 28, 2012
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