The most common cause of UTI is bacteria or sometimes viruses or fungi. It affects the urinary tract where the body releases waste or excess water.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection :
- Need to pee
- Strong smelling urine
- Stomach and hips hurt
- Painful when urinating especially the last drop
- Cloudy or brown and reddish urine color
If the Urinary tract infection is mild , there are many natural remedies that can help to cure it.
Eat probiotics – Eat probiotics like yogurt, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. It is believed that the risk of developing UTI decreases due to a certain strains of it. Lactobacillus, a common strain, helps to prevent UTI in adult females.
Drink Cranberry juice – Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice is one of the popular natural remedies against UTI. People who drink unsweetened cranberry juice rarely had UTI than those who did not drink. It is not effective to prevent active UTI if cranberry juice contains sugar.
Use essential oils – Essential oils are helpful to fight bacterial infections such as, oregano oil, which is effective against stationary E. Coli bacteria present in UTI. So is cinnamon oil, because of its compound trans – cinnamaldehyde, which prevents urinary bacteria from having biofilm. Add thyme oil that is rich in thymol and carvacrol compounds that help keep the infection from getting worse . Use a diffuser and inhale the oil. Do not drink or rub on private parts.
Increase vitamin c – Vitamin c works to increase the acidity of the urine, which kills the bacteria that cause the infection. Vitamin c has a protective effect, because the risk of UTI was reduced by more than half in a women who took vitamin c compared to those who did not.
Drink lots of water – Drinking a lot of water eight to ten glasses ever day is a big help to flush out the harmful bacteria in the system. If experiencing UTI, increase it to two and a half liters daily. Don’t wait until you are dehydrated, as dehydration is associated with a higher risk of UTI.
Do not hold urine – Don’t hold back urine, while holding back urination more bacteria are given the opportunity to multiply in the urinary tract, making it worse. Its important to release all the urine, almost nothing left in the bladder. especially after sex. Wash the genital’s with water only. Do not use irritating soap, gently wipe it with a clean cloth from front to back.
Wear comfy clothes and underwear – Tight clothes and underwear trap moisture , so bacteria in the genital area increases, which is the reason for the UTI to get worse. If the clothes are a bit loose , the symptoms of infection will be light because it helps to keep dry it dry and clean down there.
All the remedies are only help to avoid getting worse and having a UTI.
Disclaimer: This is for informative and educational purposes only. Always consult a health professional regarding health issues.