Bladder infection home remedies

The medical term for bladder infection is cystitis. This is an inflammation in the bladder caused by a bacterial infection. A bladder infection is also referred to as a urinary tract infection or UTI. This is a very painful infection that can lead to serious health complications if it is not treated quickly. A bladder infection can spread to your kidneys. The common medical treatment for a bladder infection is a prescription for antibiotics which can cause other unwanted side effects. Many people can find great relief and a cure by using bladder infection home remedies.

Bladder infection home remedies have cured millions of people with an infected bladder and have kept them from coming back. Many home remedies are just as effective or more effective as prescribed antibiotics. It is a documented fact that 25% of all people treated with prescription antibiotics for a bladder infection will have a recurrence of the infection in only a few months time. Prescription drugs are not guaranteed to be a100% cure all the time. There are some effective home remedies that can be used which will also prevent future infections. These home remedies are gentle on the body and keep the infection from coming back.

Many bladder infection home remedies work to boost the immune system so that it will naturally kill off the bad bacteria that are causing a bladder infection. These home remedies can help increase the good bacteria in the lining of the urinary tract so that it will stay healthy and be able to fight off future infections. The best home remedies for a bladder infection are the ones that will keep the bacteria E coli out of the urinary tract.

Cranberry Juice
Various home remedies suggest using cranberry juice. The thing to remember is to get organic cranberry juice for the best results. However, just using cranberry juice will not work and other natural substances need to be added to the diet to keep a bladder infection from coming back. The acidic value in the juice will flush out E coli.

Blueberry Juice
Researches have discovered that blueberry juice has bacteria inhibiting functions just like cranberry juice does. It will also remove harmful bacteria and prevent it from clinging to the urinary tract and multiplying to the point of infection. The best kind to get is organic blueberry juice for the best results.

Apple Cider Vinegar
All natural apple cider vinegar has a rich supply of potassium and enzymes. Most people who develop a bladder infection are found to be deficient in these nutrients. Adding one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a tall glass of water can help flush out the bad bacteria that causes bladder infections. If you do not like the taste you can also add 1 tablespoon of raw honey to the water with apple cider vinegar. Look for a raw organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. Never use distilled vinegar to treat a bladder infection.

Baking Soda
Baking soda is another home remedy for bladder infections. Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water and drink. The baking soda will increase the pH balance of the water so that it can flush out and kill bad bacteria in the bladder. Bacteria can not live in the bladder if has the proper pH balance.

Uva ursi
Uva ursi is an herb that is used in home remedies for certain types of bladder infections. It contains arbutin which is broken down and then excreted in the kidneys having an antiseptic affect on the bladder. However, this herb also contains tannins which may be harmful to pregnant or nursing mothers and may cause liver failure. Caution should be used when using this herb.

There are many other all natural home remedies for bladder infections. You can find out more about them by consulting a holistic medical doctor, asking your friends what they use, reading home remedies online or asking for more information at your local health store.

Last updated on Aug 31st, 2010 and filed under Genitourinary Disorders. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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