Thursday, 5 September 2013


 You will not treat the presence of Infection in urinary system, but the infection which is causing them to appear. The treatment that is necessary will depend on the nature of the infection.

Clear infections - Your doctor will perform an examination and prescribe a round of antibiotics to clear up the infection. In extreme cases, hospitalization may be necessary to treat a kidney infection that is life threatening.

Personal hygiene - While attempting to clear an infection in the urinary system it is essential to practice high levels of cleanliness. Wash the genital area frequently with warm water and gentle soap, making a point of patting the area 

thoroughly dry afterward. Avoid sexual contact until you have cleared the infection. Wear clean underwear and change your underwear and towels every day to avoid spreading the bacteria further. Keep your hands away from the genital area and wash your hands after cleaning yourself or using the bathroom to avoid spreading the bacteria to others.

Proper diet - Eating a nutritious diet can help you prevent developing infections that lead to leukocytes in the building. Consuming cranberries and cranberry juice creates a lining in the urinary tract that makes it difficult for bacteria to adhere and grow. Avoid drinking cranberry juice that has high sugar content as this can lead to other health concerns. Drinking a mixture of water and baking soda can alter the pH in your urinary system which can help expel bacteria causing an infection.Although it’s not widely recommended by doctors, baking soda may help with the burning pain of UTIs, says Kandis Rivers, MD, a urologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. However, cranberries are probably a better food source to turn to, she says. Consuming foods high in B and C vitamins can help you maintain a healthy immune system which will help you fight off infections more effectively. Avoid Tomato, coffee, tobacco, liquors etc.,

When you’re doubled over from the pain of a urinary tract infection (UTI), it’s good to know that you have options. While antibiotic drugs can bring relief from pain and other UTI symptoms, certain UTI home remedies can help, too. And what better place to look for relief than in your own kitchen? Food remedies like cranberry juice and yogurt — even garlic and onions — all have a place in your UTI treatment plan.

Cranberries contain hippuric acid, which helps prevent bacteria from clinging to the urethra. A recent study found that they’re not as effective as antibiotics, but experts say they still may be useful, as many people develop drug resistance or have adverse reactions to the medicine. In a review of 10 studies that involved 1,049 people, women who took cranberry supplements had a significantly lower risk of getting UTIs than women who took a placebo. Be sure to drink unsweetened cranberry juice to avoid excess sugar and calories. Aim for 16 to 32 ounces a day, Dr. Lucille says. If drinking unsweetened juice doesn’t appeal to you, try taking 400 milligrams of a cranberry supplement each day, she suggests.





Wet Your Whistle With Water:

One of the most important things you can do when you have a urinary tract infection is to drink water. It helps flush the bacteria away, says Holly Lucille, ND, a naturopathic physician in private practice in West Hollywood, Calif., and author of Creating and Maintaining Balance: A Woman’s Guide to Safe, Natural Hormone Health. She recommends drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water, up to 80 ounces a day. If you weigh 120 pounds, for example, aim for 60 ounces.

Yogurt With Probiotics:

Only small studies have been done on the effect of probiotics on urinary tract infections, but researchers do know that probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria, can help the body fight some infections. All yogurt starts out with healthy bacteria, but some yogurts contain extra bacteria that are beneficial for the gut. Lucille recommends that you eat yogurt regularly and start taking a probiotic supplement twice a day for 30 days as soon as you start to feel UTI symptoms coming on. 

Get More Garlic and Onions:

Although there haven’t been studies to back it up, garlic and onions are thought to help fight urinary tract infection because of their antimicrobial activity, which means they could help to kill bacteria and other microorganisms and prevent them from growing in the body. Lucille recommends including these foods in an overall healthy diet. 

The Power of Vitamin C:

As an antioxidant, vitamin C keeps your bladder and urethra healthy and working well, Lucille says. But it also makes your urine more acidic, which helps to prevent bacteria from growing and causing UTIs, The highest recommended dose for adults is 2000 milligrams (mg) per day, but for an acute UTI, your doctor may recommend higher doses for a few days. Because of potential side effects of high doses of vitamin C, it's important to check with your doctor before you try higher doses. 

Bring On the Blueberries:

Blueberries are cousins of cranberries and another strong antioxidant that can help keep your body healthy and free of infection. It’s helpful to eat blueberries regularly — but when you’re looking for a medicinal effect, you need to consume even more, Lucille says. She says that by drinking 100 percent blueberry juice within the first 24 hours after UTI symptoms begin, you should notice that your symptoms start to decrease.

 Pig Out on Pineapple:

Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that may decrease inflammation from infection. Scientists think bromelain may even kill bacteria and viruses, which would make it effective for fighting or treating urinary tract infections. However, there is no proof of this effect as yet, and you’ll have to take bromelain as a supplement to get a medicinal effect. Be aware that it may cause serious interactions with many different medications, so be sure to check with your doctor if you plan to take the supplement.

The Herb Uva Ursi:

The anti-inflammatory herb uva ursi can combat urinary tract infections, Lucille says. But this UTI treatment only works in non-acidic urine, so avoid taking vitamin C — which increases the acidity of the urine — at the same time. However, uva ursi can cause severe liver damage, so you should check with your doctor before taking this 



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