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Urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections

UTIs (Urinary tract infections) affect millions and millions of people a year. Women are more affected than men certainly. But men can have bladder infections and prostate infections as well. And they’re painful.

A urinary tract infection is caused by microbes such as bacteria when the urinary tract fails to fight against these microbes, it leads to infection. This infection occurs in your urinary tract system which mainly comprises of the urethra bladder in the kidney. it is that part of the body which removes the waste and excess water from our body. The infection can cause mild to severe pain, if not taken care of.it might be dangerous, causing severe damage to the kidney.so let’s check out the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection so that you can prevent it when it’s just at beginning stage.

Signs to identify the Urinary tract infections problems:

Urge the frequent urination

 UTI is caused when bacteria entered the bladder through the urethra. This is more common among women as their urethra is shorter and bacteria infect the urinary tract more quickly than in men. The amount of urine will be lesser than usual.

Cloudy urine

 Generally, the urine is clear but due to the infection caused by microbes, it makes the urine cloudy. This is one of the common signs of UTI.

Once you identify it, get it treated before it gets delayed.

Smell in the urine

The bacteria which caused the UTI give the urine that foul smell. You need to check instantly when you see this symptom.

burning sensation

Feels burning sensation when urinating. It is because of the bacteria that get into the urinary tract which then causes inflammation. Hence, you feel a burning sensation while you urinate.

Slight blood in the urine

When you are infected with UTI you could also witness a slight reddish urine or blood in the urine. When the bladder gets infected with the urine, you tend to get blood in the urine.

Nausea and vomiting

 Nausea and vomiting are one of the most common symptoms of UTI.When the bacterial infection spreads to the kidneys, it causes nausea and vomiting.

Abdominal pain

When the microbes effects the bladder, it causes light to severe abdominal pain. We tend to ignore it thinking it is some common pain, but this might be one of the signs of UTI. Therefore, we should not ignore any abdominal pain.

Preventions and treatments

We can prevent and treat urinary tract infections naturally.

If you are experiencing a urinary tract infection, then you have chronic urinary issues such as cystitis, interstitial cystitis.

If you’re dealing with a UTI you got to be very careful because you can develop a kidney infection which can be much more damaging.

Avoid factory-farmed meat

Now you might know that organic can be more nutritious and have less pesticides, etc., maybe less GMOs, but did you know that factory farmed meat contains small doses of antibiotics?

Most of the antibiotics in America are given to livestock conventional chickens, beef, turkey, etc., eggs as well.

When you consume factory-farmed meat or when you consume conventional meat in you are getting small doses of antibiotics.

And what that does is it trains your microbes to become resistant.

When you have a UTI and its severe you might need an antibiotic. The antibiotics won’t work as well with resistant bacteria. So, avoid factory farmed meat.

Go for grass-fed. Go for local.

Always ask about what the animals eat, and if you want to be sure-sure, go for organic. Best of all, pasture raised organic. Grass-fed organic would be the ultimate.

Wear loose clothing

This is probably obvious, but when you’re dealing with a UTI and you’re dealing with bacteria and then there can also be yeast as well, especially if you’re on an antibiotic, you want to wear loose clothing.

Particularly when you’re dealing in the crux of it because very tight undergarments and garments can create a warm moist environment which is ideal for bacteria to thrive and that can cause UTIs.

And think about the urogenital system.

There are a lot of ways to contaminate that area.

Stay hydrated

This is a great kidney cleanse, urinary tract cleanse, and it works in minutes. Drink distilled water which has very little minerals in it .

When you’re starting to burn a little bit, drink a lot of water, get that stuff out.

You will do a great kidney and urinary tract flush by drinking a quart of water as quickly as possible.

Consume probiotics

Probiotics are critical to balance the gut. When the gut is balanced the urinary tract is balanced.

If you have a UTI, and you are on antibiotics, you want to take a probiotic at the same time to prevent yeast infection or to prevent something systemic.

I recommend a probiotic with Sob’s, or Soil Based Organisms because they are very effective at keeping yeast at bay and can be highly antimicrobial.

Look for a probiotic with fermented foods included.

Simply by eating some fermented foods such as yogurt, cured cheese, kefir, kavas, kombucha, cider vinegars.

Probiotic foods are wonderful. If you’re intolerant to dairy obviously avoid that.

Garlic

Garlic is nature’s antibiotic. Consume garlic raw, roasted. You can make a tea out of it. Consume a few cloves of garlic a day. You can even consume up to seven cloves a day in food, in tea, some people just chew it up and eat it. Garlic is very antimicrobial and antifungal.

Get good sources of Vitamin C

My favorite is lemon. Limes are great as well. Even though those seem acidic, they will help to change the bodies pH and are very effective for dealing with a UTI. It can also help flush the body out.

When consuming Vitamin C, I recommend a whole food form of Vitamin C or a fermented form, but if you’re someone who benefits from large quantities of Vitamin C, 1,000 milligrams a day is probably enough.

Simply try getting it through citrus and Vitamin C rich foods, peppers, broccoli, etc.

Lemongrass

Get some fresh lemongrass, put it in a cup and poured boiling water over it.

Lemongrass infusion or tea is amazing.

Lemongrass essential oil consumed orally two to three drops two to three times a day is amazing.

Lemongrass diffused, or just inhaling it, is also soothing to the body. 

Particularly the urinary tract. And one of the standby natural remedies for a UTI is D-mannose.

D-mannose is a polysaccharide, it’s a sugar that prevents bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract.

D-mannose is found in cranberry and that’s one of the main reason’s cranberry is good for UTIs.

So, consume D-mannose as recommended. Just buy a powder, consume it as recommended one to three times a day.

Essential oils

Essential oils are tremendous to use inorder to help with the urinary tract.

Any of the antimicrobial, like the Italian spices, thyme, oregano, sage is good.

High antioxidant oils such as basil, etc.

Frankincense is great for inflammation and the immune system. So is turmeric.

Ginger is also great, soothes the gut and the urinary tract, as does peppermint.

Essential oils consumed orally and inhaled are a great way to boost the body to fight the bacteria and ease the pain of urinary tract infections.

You can also take a bath in lukewarm water adding in some soothing essentials oils.

Oil of Oregano.

Oregano essential oil, particularly organic oregano is one of the most powerful antimicrobials known to man. Simply take five drops of oregano oil, seven times a day.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is also good for balancing microbes, antiviral, antifungal, and make sure that you take a powerful probiotic morning and evening on an empty stomach.

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