UTIs, or urinary tract infections, affect millions of people every year. They are most common in women, but men and children are susceptible as well. UTIs occur when bacteria attaches to the urethra’s (the tube that lets urine flow from the bladder to the outside of the body) opening and multiply. Nearly all UTIs are caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), bacteria which normally lives in the colon. People suffering from urinary tract infections can experience frequent urination, back pain, burning when urinating, pressure around the bladder or generalized fatigue and weakness, while others have no symptoms at all.
The most widely known remedy for UTI infections is cranberry juice. Juice should be 100% natural with no added sugars. Another option is to take cranberry extract tablets, available at your local health food store. It may be easier for you to take tablets than to drink cranberry juice throughout the day, and the tablets have been shown to be equally effective in the treatment of UTI infections.
An easy remedy for UTI infections is diet modification. Drinking large amounts of water throughout the day will help to flush out the system, ridding your body of bacteria. You should also avoid sugar and foods containing sugar, as these can encourage bacterial growth. Finally, increasing your consumption of Vitamin C, usually through the use of a supplement, will help to treat UTI infections.
The most common solution to a urinary tract infection is to take doctor prescribed antibiotics, but there are some natural alternatives for those who do not wish to go that route. One common way to treat a bladder infection naturally is cranberry juice. Cranberry juice is high in acidity, which can help restore the natural pH balance found in the bladder and help fight off those nasty germs that caused the problem in the first place. You need to be careful though when using cranberry juice for a bladder infection because the high acidity of the juice can in some cases cause more irritation and inflammation.
Urinary tract infections are often treated by antibiotics (which can have side effects such as nausea, diarrhea or allergic reactions) or the home remedies listed above. Home remedies may help decrease the number of bacteria or provide UTI relief, but rarely can completely eliminate the infection itself.
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort due to a urinary tract infection, you should try Urizol. Urizol uses a strategically mixed blend of herbs that attacks your bladder infection and gives you relief from the pain and burning as well. Urizol will help cleanse your bladder of the harmful bacteria and rid you of multiple symptoms using an all natural remedy.