A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. Although urine contains a variety of fluids, salts, and waste products, it usually does not have bacteria in it. When bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they cause a UTI. The most common type of UTI is a bladder infection which is also often called cystitis. Urinary Tract Infection can infect anyone but women are more susceptible to this disease. Children too suffer from this disorder but the headcount is very low in comparison to adults.
Urinary tract infections are usually referred to as simple or complicated.
* Simple infections occur in healthy urinary tracts and do not spread to other parts of the body. They usually go away readily with treatment.
* Complicated infections are caused by anatomic abnormalities, spread to other parts of the body, or are resistant to many antibiotics. They are more difficult to cure.
Common Causes of Urinary Tract Infections:
Most urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria. Any part of your urinary tract can become infected. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Bladder infections are the most common. The urinary system is structured in a way that helps ward off infection. The ureters and bladder normally prevent urine from backing up toward the kidneys, and the flow of urine from the bladder helps wash bacteria out of the body. In men, the prostate gland produces secretions that slow bacterial growth. In both sexes, immune defenses also prevent infection. But despite these safeguards, infections still occur.
Common Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections:
The symptoms of a UTI include:
* Cloudy urine
* Blood in the urine
* Foul or strong urine odor
* Frequent or urgent need to urinate
* Need to urinate at night
* Pain or burning with urination
* Pressure in the lower pelvis
Effective Herbal Remedies For Urinary Tract Infections:
# Drink plenty of water.
# Avoid coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods, all of which irritate the bladder.
# Drink Cranberry juice. You can also add some apple juice for taste.
# Mix equal quantity of sandalwood, tea tree, frankincense, bergamot and juniper oils. Using this mixture oil, massage over the bladder area and continue till 3-4 days even after the symptoms subside.
#Cranberries. One age-old home remedy for urinary tract infections is to drink cranberry juice (not cranberry “cocktail”) or eat raw cranberries (perhaps stirred into yogurt and sweetened with honey). Some women say it helps, but there is little scientific data to prove this.
#Go to the store and buy AZO Standard, I just took some about 30 minutes ago and it is already working and i was spending a lot of time in the bathroom, because I felt like i had to pee so bad.
#Urinate before and after intercourse.
#Drink 10-14 glasses of water in a day to prevent urinary infection. As drinking much water flushes out bacteria and other microorganisms which contaminate the urinary tract.
#A mixture of 1/2 tsp baking soda in eight ounce glass of water can be very helpful on the first signs of urinary tract infection. The presence of baking soda in your system raises the acid-base balance of the acidic urine.