Bladder infection is a miserable condition that can occur overnight with just a little bit of the bad bacteria. Bladder infection, also called cystitis, can cause unbearable, stinging pain, frequent urination, low back pain, chills, blood or mucous in the urine and nausea. Preventing or catching bladder infection is possible with these methods.
Mix a 1/2 tsp. of baking soda into an 8 ounce glass of water in the early stages of bladder infection. This is one of the best ways to ward infection off. Baking soda in your system raises the pH of the acidic urine. Drink water every hour after the baking soda mixture. Repeat the cocktail a few times a week for prevention.
According to urologist, Dr. Michael Blue, D-Mannose cures a bladder infection 80-90 percent of the time because it disables the e-coli bacteria that usually cause the cystitis. D-Mannose is a natural occurring sugar found in cranberries, peaches, apples, other fruit berries and some plants. You can also take it as a safe, daily bladder infection preventative. It is found to be much more effective than most brands of cranberry juice, which are loaded with fructose.
Good hygiene is the best way to prevent a bladder infection. The e-coli bacteria that causes most infections can easily travel into the urethra area after sexual activity. Washing hands before intimacy and urinating immediately after intercourse, are good prevention measures.
Drink fresh, squeezed fruit berry or citrus juices to increase vitamin C amounts. Vitamin C is an excellent way to prevent any bad bacteria from attaching to the bladder. A good food-grade vitamin C taken should be daily to build a healthy immune system.
Some of the best natural anti-bacterial, herbs to fight off bladder infection are golden seal, marshmallow root, echinacea and uva ursi. You can get them in pill or tea form. Make sure to follow the dosage instructions for bladder infections when taking golden seal, as it is a strong herb.
Always consult with your health care provider about your medications, before using herbs.
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