Urinary Tract Infections Naturally
A urinary tract infection
is an infection of the kidneys, bladder or urethra. In most cases,
it is brought on by the introduction of the E. Coli bacteria into
the urethra. This can cause inflammation or infection. For example,
when this bacteria travels up the urethra to the bladder, it is
the #1 cause of bladder infections. While the E. Coli bacteria
is the most common cause of urinary tract infections, bacteria
can also enter the urinary tract via the blood stream that feeds
the kidneys and cause an infection. It can also be introduced
through the insertion of medical instruments such as a catheter.
Normally, the urinary
tract contains no bacteria. Bacteria that does enter the urethra
and bladder is usually eliminated during urination. If, however,
bacteria remains it can easily grow and cause an infection. The
risk of a urinary tract infection is greater when the bladder
or urethra becomes blocked and the flow of urine is decreased
such as with an enlarged prostate or bladder stones. They cause
urine to pool in the bladder and bacteria can flourish. In women,
sexual intercourse, the use of a diaphragm, the combination of
condoms and spermicidal foam and personal hygiene may increase
the likelihood of urinary tract infections as well.
There are a number
of symptoms that may indicate the presence of a urinary tract
infection. They include: a persistent urge to urinate, even after
the bladder has be emptied: burning during urination, both when
starting and during elimination: a strong, unpleasant odor: urine
that may appear cloudy: pain in the back below the ribs: fever,
nausea and/or vomiting: blood in the urine.
Drink plenty of water.
Drink unsweetened cranberry
or include Cranberry/Buchu Concentrate
Capsules in your health program. Cranberry juice has historically
been used to prevent bacteria from attaching to the lining of
the bladder. Buchu Leaf acts as a urinary tract disinfectant and
diuretic, which increases urine volume and helps flush the bacteria
out of the urinary tract.
Take 5000 mg. of Vitamin
C daily. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of E. Coli
and will increase the acidity of urine, thus creating an unfriendly
environment for the growth of infection causing bacteria.
Take a natural antibiotic
such as garlic, or K
ATC Concentrate to kill infection causing the bacteria.
To sooth the urinary
tract try taking marshmallow or
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