Urinary tract infections (UTIs) most commonly occur when bacteria enters into the urinary tract and multiplies. Occurrence of Urinary tract infections is rare in males (younger than 50 years). The infection is common in women because women have a shorter urethra than men and that makes it easier for bacteria to reach the urethra.
Some common symptoms include:
-Burning feeling during urination
-Frequent or intense urge to urinate
-Even though little or nothing seems to come out
-Pain or pressure in the back or lower abdomen and rise in body temperature.
NATURAL REMEDIES TO RELIEVE URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
Here are some natural remedies to help you alleviate the pain, and discomfort caused by a UTI:
1 . Fluid intake
-Water helps to flush out bacteria from the body. This may not sound very extraordinary but it is sure to help prevent UTIs in the long run.
-You can have lemon water or juices that are rich in citric acid. The more you relieve yourself, the more you flush out UTI causing bacteria out of your system.
2 . Probiotics
-Probiotics are now considered as a major home remedy for fighting UTI causing bacteria. Studies suggests that benign bacterial flora helps to prevent increase of micro-organisms that cause illness.
-Increase consumption of probiotics such as yoghurt, raw cheese, kimchi, kefir in your diet.
3 . Celery Seeds
-Celery seeds act as a diuretic mainly because of the constituents of celery oil, butylphthalide. It increases the frequency of urination and helps to flush out the toxins.
-Chewing a handful of celery seeds increases urine production and helps to flush out the toxins and helps relieve the patient.
4 . Garlic
-Enriched with several properties, garlic serves as a rich source of allicin due to which it exhibits anti-bacterial property.
-Daily intake of garlic clove has been found to be beneficial in averting such infections.
5 . Cranberry
Studies show that cranberries can help to inhibit the growth and colonization of bacteria that cause infection, including E.coli , the most common bacteria seen in urinary tract infection.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
-In addition to these natural remedies, you can use hot water bags that can help to soothe the pain if not alleviate it totally. The warmth from the hot water bags can relax your muscles and lessen the back pain caused during UTIs.
-Though chocolates are every females’ love, but avoid chocolates as chocolates and other sweetened foods help bacterial growth which eventually lines up in the lining of the bladder
-Even after following these natural remedies, if still the symptoms persist, be sure to see a physician at the earliest.
So, go ahead, choose a healthy lifestyle and maintain overall hygiene to ward off any chances of bacteria entering your body system and causing havoc. Stay Happy, Stay Healthy!