A Urinary Tract infection or UTI is an infection in any part of the urinary tract that causes discomfort in the bladder, primarily affecting women.
Furthermore, if left untreated it can lead to serious problems in the kidney.
What is a UTI?
Doctors tend to treat a UTI with different antibiotics however there are some natural ways to help keep them at bay. Here are a few selected videos discussing various ways to get rid of a Urinary Tract Infection.
How to Naturally Cure Urinary Tract Infections
Watch the video below on a personal story on how to get rid of a UTI.
Why is D-Mannose Effective?
D-Mannose and Cranberry have shown to help a lot of people overcome UTIs and decrease the frequency of it reoccurring.
See the video below for an explanation.
Further Tips to Prevent & Deal with a UTI
#1 Hydrate yourself
Keeping yourself hydrated at all times of the day is essential to preventing UTIs and getting rid of it as soon as possible.
Bacteria in the urinary tract can cause a UTI to develop. Fresh water helps flush down the bacteria and thus clear the infection.
#2 Use some heat
Although this doesn’t help prevent a UTI, adding a little bit of heat can help if you are going through immense pain while suffering from a UTI.
Try using a heating pad and placing it on your lower abdomen or back, depending on where the pain is. This may help soothe any pain.
#3 Flush it out
Having a UTI means you constantly feel like you need to go to the bathroom and urinate. This may be annoying, however, it is highly advantageous to frequently empty your bladder.
The more you urinate, the more likely it is that you are flushing out the bad bacteria. If you do decide to go to the bathroom more frequently makes sure to follow step 1. Stay hydrated!
#4 Change your diet
A lot of modern diets include food that can promote inflammation and irritation in your bladder which can hinder the healing process.
Avoid such things as artificial sweeteners, carbonated drinks, alcohol and caffeine during your healing process. Rather stick to healthy food that promotes good digestive health.
#5 Wear loose clothing
Wearing clothing that is tight in the crotch area can foster the growth of bacteria due to lack of fresh air. Switch to loose pants and underwear to help keep things cool and breezy!
#6 Change your method of birth control
Some methods of birth control foster the growth of UTI causing bacteria.
Specifically, you may want to avoid using diaphragms, unlubricated or spermicide treated condoms. If in doubt see your doctor for the best method to use.
#7 Avoid Feminine Hygiene Products
Feminine based products used in the genital area can cause irritation in the urethra. Avoid using such products whilst healing from a UTI and stick to the ‘wearing looser clothing’ tip to keep good hygiene instead.
#8 Wipe from Front to back
This may seem strange, but it is extremely important.
When wiping your genitals after using the bathroom always follow the front to back motion.
Wiping in the reverse motion could lead to anal bacteria transferring to the vagina and urethra leaving you prone to a reoccurring UTI.
The methods above should help but if they don’t help stop the reoccurrence of UTIs, visit your doctor as soon as possible.
If you are a person with a sensitive immune system or are prone to allergies, make sure to consult a doctor before trying to treat a UTI on your own.