Anyone can get a bladder infection, but they’re more common in women than men or children. Bladder infections are also called urinary tract infections (UTIs). About half of women will get a urinary tract infection, or UTI, at some point in life. It happens when germs infect the system that carries urine out of the body — the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that connect them.
Bladder infections are common and usually not serious if treated promptly.
But if the infection spreads to the kidneys, it can cause more serious illness. The best remedies for bladder infections include a combination of medical treatment and lifestyle adjustments. Check these home remedies…[divider]
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is the miraculous substance that can help anything from heartburn to, of course, UTI’s. Baking soda is an alkaline substance-the opposite of acidic-which means it can help neutralize or lessen the acidity of your urine. If you find yourself resisting the urge to pee because of a burning sensation, baking soda can help ease the discomfort.
Method of Usage:
Take one tea spoon of baking soda and one glass of fresh water. Stir the baking soda into the water until it dissolves, and then drink the whole glass. Do this first thing in the morning. Don’t do this for more than a week, or if you are trying to avoid salt, since baking soda is high in sodium.
2. UrvaUrsi herb
Use herbal remedies. You may find some relief from taking the herb urva ursi, which works as an anti-inflammatory. In addition, the herbs goldenseal and Oregon grape root can help your body fight E. coli, a common bacterium that causes UTIs. However, be sure to tell your doctor about any herbs you’re taking, because side effects can sometimes be serious. The best effective natural home remedy for kidney stones and bladder infection. Urva Ursi functions in assisting in pain reduction and cleansing of the urinary tract and also triggered with the onset of bladder infections including kidney stones.
Method of usage
- Consume at least 500 milligrams of this Urva Ursi at least twice in a day.
- Take a glass of water and boil it switch of the flame. Add the herb and close with a lid and allow it to steep for about 10-15 minutes and then drink it warm.
Note: Do not take uva ursi for more than a week continuously. If your UTI has not passed or the pain is still lingering, seek medical attention instead of continuing treatment.[divider]
3. Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is particularly beneficial in the treatment of bladder infections. Several clinical studies have shown that consuming 16 ounces of cranberry juice per day produces beneficial effects in roughly 70 percent of people with active bladder infections. The juice appears even more effective in preventing bladder infections. Cranberry juice reduces the ability of E. coli bacteria to adhere to the lining of the bladder, which greatly reduces the likelihood of infection and helps the body fight off infection. Blueberry juice is a suitable alternative to cranberry juice in treating bladder infections .Blueberries and cranberries are from the same plant family and seem to have the same bacteria-inhibiting properties. In one study, blueberry juice was found to prevent UTIs. Since you’re not likely to find a gallon of blueberry juice at your local store, try sprinkling a handful of these flavorful, good-for-you berries over your morning cereal.
Method of Usage
- Direct consumption of blue berries and cranberry’s is the best remedy
- Artificial cranberry juices are available in the shops. But going with fresh juice is always advisable. For that blend the cranberries and extract the fresh juice. Take two spoons of juice directly or mix with a glass of water and consume. Avoid mixing of sugar.[divider]
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples. In one study, people with a UTI who were given bromelain along with their usual round of antibiotics got rid of their infection. Half the people who were given a placebo plus an antibiotic showed no signs of lingering infection.
Method of Usage
- Eating a cup of pineapple tastes good and may just help rid you of your infection.
- Extract the juice of pineapple by fine blending and drink the same without adding sugar. This gives good relief from the infection.[divider]
Diuretic horsetails are easily accessible in the market and can be used in making horsetail tea. Horsetail is used for “fluid retention” (edema), kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, the inability to control urination (incontinence), and general disturbances of the kidney and bladder. “Studies have shown that Horsetail extract may be beneficial for patients suffering from nocturnal incontinence (bed-wetting), bladder and urinary tract infections and weakened bladder.
Method of Usage
- Suggested remedy is to take one capsule of Horsetail extract two to three times daily.
- Drink 4 cups of horsetail tea in a day, which is an equivalent of two grams of the thyme pill per day will enable you to eradicate the signs and symptoms triggered by kidney stones.
- For steam bath, steep 10 teaspoons of dried Horsetail into one quart of boiling water for 10-15 minutes and add the strained tea into the bath water.
Note: I avoid horsetail when pregnant or nursing (so my whole married life) but use it externally for hair or skin if needed. [divider]
- Avoid the 4 C’s—Chocolate, Citrus, Carbonation and Caffeine.
- Drink more amount of water.
- Use cotton underwear’s.
- Pull out the nonprescription pain reliever.
- Go with the flow.
- Avoid alcohol
- Don’t stop for longer time your urinary sensation[divider]
Although most bladder infections are not serious, it is important that you be properly diagnosed, treated and monitored.
If you have symptoms suggestive of a bladder infection, consult a physician immediately.