It helps to heal a UTI naturally!
If you have suffered from a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) then you already know how uncomfortable it can be. Many women who get a UTI once will more than likely get it later on in life, and this could be due to a simple pattern that needs to be broken. Using natural remedies for UTI pain is a great way to relieve symptoms as they occur, while promoting a healthy urinary tract to prevent another infection in the future.
What is a urinary tract infection?
A urinary tract infection is exactly what it sounds like, an infection in your urinary tract. Both your bladder and kidneys fall into the category of your urinary tract and can both become infected, including your ureters and urethra. UTIs are actually pretty common, 20% of women will have either urinary tract discomfort and 20% will have a recurrence within 6 months.
While certain infections may require antibiotics, it is beneficial to use natural remedies for UTIs when possible. Overuse of antibiotics can wreak havoc on your body, especially if you are turning to frequently because of repeating bladder infections. Not to mention the resistance our body develops due to consistent use of antibiotics.
The need for antibiotics depends heavily on if you are dealing with a bladder infection or a kidney infection, and even then they're questionable to use. Bladder infections can usually be taken care of at home with home remedies and prevention techniques. Kidney infections can be serious, and even fatal, so consulting with your doctor is wise.
1. Drink More Water
You should always be drinking enough water even without a UTI, but it is especially important to flush out bacteria if you are experiencing UTI symptoms. Drink half your body weight (in pounds) in water (in ounces) every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, aim to drink 75 ounces of water. Urinate as soon as you feel like you need to. Drink 8 ounces as soon as you wake up and keep a large glass or bottle of water next to you all day and refill it as soon as it starts to become empty.
2. Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
Pure cranberry juice is one of the top go-to natural remedies for UTIs, just make sure that it is not a juice cocktail or loaded with added sugar. Cranberries and cranberry juice contain hippuric acid which inhibits the growth of E. coli (the most common cause of UTIs) bacteria as well as stops E. coli from clinging to your urinary tract walls.
3. Increase Vitamin C Intake
Acidic environments make it nearly impossible for bacteria to thrive, and vitamin C is a highly acidic vitamin that can work wonders as one of the natural remedies for UTIs. Not only that, but vitamin C is an antioxidant that can protect tissues from oxidative stress automatically by promoting healthy kidneys. Research shows that vitamin C can prevent tissue from scarring if you have an acute kidney infection while boosting enzymes in the kidneys. Take daily supplements as both a natural remedy for UTIs and as a preventative measure.
4. Take Probiotic Supplements
Probiotics are important for more than just gut health. Antibiotics tend to get rid of both of the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your body, while probiotics help keep the bacteria under control. Taking a probiotic supplement also works great as a prevention measure.
5. Focus on Prevention
As mentioned before, 20% of women who experience UTIs get them again within 6 months. Learning how to prevent UTIs from occurring again is, of course, better than experiencing the pain repeatedly throughout life. The problem could be arising from a simple habit that needs to be changed or a something lacking from your diet. But both are easy fixes that could save you from future UTI pain. Below are a few ways you can prevent UTIs before they occur:
6. Use Herbs, Take Natural Supplements
Here are a few herbs that have been studied:
Preventing UTIs is always a better option than remedying it, so using preventative techniques is the best thing you can do for your body. Using the natural remedies for UTIs listed above will help you relieve pain and even help you prevent them from recurring in the future.
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Love and Health,
Holistic Herbalist & Women's Health Educator
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