UTI Natural Remedies: Urinary tract infections are a health problem that affects millions of people each year.
Infections of the urinary tract are common -- only respiratory infections occur more often. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) accounted for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year according to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC).
Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are poorly understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime.
Urinary Tract Infections in men are not so common, but they can be very serious when they do occur.
Below is a short video on UTI signs and symptoms. There are also some helpful tips on preventing a UTI...
Below are some proven effective UTI natural remedies that can help you prevent a UTI or eliminate one already in progress.
However, if a UTI lasts longer than two days, be sure to check with your doctor.
Vitamin C also prevents the bacterial growth due to the acidic environment created in the bladder and the urinary tract.
Also...studies show cranberry juice prevents infection-causing bacteria from bedding down in your bladder, and it also has a very mild antibiotic affect.
Drink at least 4 ounces of cranberry juice a day to help keep your bladder infection-free. But if you have a UTI right now or are prone to chronic UTIs...try to drink at least 2 to 4 glasses of cranberry juice a day. If you just can stomach the pure cranberry juice, you can substitute cranberry juice cocktail or just take cranberry supplements.
Some common sense UTI natural remedies for clearing up a current urinary tract infection and preventing another one:
Donít hold your urine. You could get a backup of bacteria and end up with another infection. Also...after urinating, be sure to wipe from front to back to keep bacteria from getting close to the urethra.
Avoid alcohol. Alcohol is an irritant to your bladder. Also...remember the UTI natural remedy above and avoid caffeine-loaded drinks such as caffeinated soda pop, coffee, and tea because caffeine can irritate the bladder too.
Wear cotton. To help stay fresher and dryer, women should wear cotton underwear or cotton-lined panty hose and men should wear boxer shorts.