Home Remedies and Natural treatments for bladder infection

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Bladder infections or urinary tract infections are among the most common infections in both sexes. But most women are exposed to this kind of infection. When the bladder and the exit tubes are infected by bacteria, then in this situation people have bladder infections.

Some causes of bladder infections are menopause, sexual intercourse, diabetes, pregnancy, and waiting too long to urinate. Symptoms of this type of infection are changes in urine color, passing small quantities of urine, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, frequent urge to urinate, and a burning sensation when urinating.

When you have noticed some of the mentioned symptoms, then you should visit your doctor because when this infection is in the early stage, then is easier to be cured.

Also, you can prevent to spread the of bladder infection to the kidneys. Many medicines are used for treating bladder infections.

9 Home Remedies and Natural cures for bladder infection

Baking soda

Bladder infections that last more than two days require medical help. When you notice a urinary tract infection, you must visit your doctor and talk with him or her about the recommended home remedies for your condition.

If you do not visit your doctor in the early stage, you are increasing the risk of serious problems, which can be caused when the bladder infection is spread to your kidneys and damaged them. When you are using baking soda as your natural treatment, then you are increasing the acid base of acidic urine, which gives you relief from the pain.

Also, when you are using baking soda as your natural treatment, you are neutralizing the acidity in the urine, which can help you to cure faster. The home remedy from baking soda is very simple. You should add one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water. Drink this water once or twice per day. This kind of mixture will ease bladder infection. [1]

Cranberry juice

Cranberries and blueberries are in the same plant family. Both have incredible bacteria-inhibiting properties, making them the perfect natural remedy for treating bladder infections. Their effect is also proven in many medical studies.

Cranberry possesses components such as proanthocyanidins which are very effective for the natural treatment of bladder infection. They prevent the bacteria from reaching the walls of the urethra, which can cause urinary tract infections.

Also, this juice possesses a mild antibiotic effect on bladder infection. One of the easiest ways to prevent your body from bladder infection is to drink ½ glass of cranberry juice. People suffering from bladder infection should drink 3-4 glasses of cranberry juice because this juice will protect the bacteria from spreading to the kidneys and causing bladder problems.

Also, when drinking cranberry juice, you should not add sugar to the juice. Your juice must be unsweetened. But if you do not like the cranberry juice taste, then mix this juice with apple, which will give a sweeter taste.

What is important is that this kind of juice will be safe and healthy for your body. If you have kidney problems, such as kidney stones, you should not use this home remedy for your natural treatment because it can have some side effects. You must consult your doctor before taking cranberry juice as your home remedy for the bladder infection. Cranberry juice is good as a natural treatment for a bladder infection because it prevents the bacteria from the bed down in the bladder.

What is important for you to know is that if you are diagnosed with a bladder infection, and taking some medicines prescribed by your doctor, then you should not take cranberry juice as a replacement for the medicines. You should follow the prescriptions of your doctor. [2,4]

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Cucumber

Also, this kind of vegetable is used for treating bladder infections. This is the perfect remedy for your condition when you cannot drink plenty of water. Cucumber has high amounts of water, which makes you urinate more often and get rid of the bacteria, which is the cause of bladder infection. [3]

Blueberries

This kind of fruit has bacteria-inhibiting properties, making blueberries one of the healthiest natural remedies. Also, blueberries possess antioxidants that prevent bacteria from growing more in the body. You can consume blueberries in your breakfast. Add them to your favorite cereals. This will be the perfect breakfast if you suffer from a bladder infection.

Also, you can drink blueberry juice twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. With this juice, you will have fast results, which can relieve you from a bladder infection. As we said in part about cranberry juice and also here, you should not add sugar to the juice.

Also, when you are healthy, but you want to prevent yourself from a bladder infection, then you can consume fresh blueberries, or you can drink blueberry juice every day. [4]

Water

When people are suffering from a bladder infection, then is recommended to drink plenty of water. The recommended daily intake of water is 8-10 glasses of water. When drinking plenty of water, you urinate more often, which is the main purpose of this home remedy.

When you urinate more often, the bacteria in your body will be flushed out, and your urine will become less concentrated. When you are using water as your natural remedy, you are making your recovery faster.

Also, when drinking water as your home remedy for bladder infection, you can add fruit and vegetable juices to your diet, giving the body all the minerals and vitamins needed for normal functioning. But if you have a high fever, blood in the urine, or vomiting, you should consult your doctor because they will need serious care.

Also, you can heat up some water in the bottle. Place this bottle on your lower abdomen. This will help you to relieve the pain caused by bladder cancer.

Pineapple

This type of fruit has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce the symptoms caused by this disease. There is an enzyme in this fruit that has anti-inflammatory properties. This enzyme is known as bromelain. 

Also, there are situations when your doctor is prescribing you antibiotics which can help you a lot against the bladder infection. You should eat a cup of this fruit because, in this way, you will prevent your body from a bladder infection.

Also, you can make juice from the pineapple. You will need half of the pineapple. Make this half in juice and then drink it. It is recommended to use fresh pineapples because pineapple in canned form contains many preservatives, which can cause side effects on your body.

There are many studies which are done on people who are suffering from a bladder infections. They were given pineapples and antibiotics, and for the shortest time, they have rid of their condition. [5]

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is rich in potassium, enzymes, and minerals, which prevent the bacteria from spreading and causing the bladder infection. People suffering from bladder infections usually use this home remedy as their natural antibiotic for their condition.

Make a mixture from this remedy. You will need a glass of water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. You should mix these ingredients. Also, it is your choice to add lemon juice or honey to the mixture. You should drink this home remedy two times per day for a few days.

Vitamin C

In some cases, doctors recommend using 5.000 mg or more of Vitamin C for patients diagnosed with a bladder infection. This is a very effective home remedy for treating urinary tract infections. [6]

Tea tree oil

This natural remedy is used in medicine for treating many diseases. Also, tea tree oil can treat bladder infections because it possesses antibacterial properties. When you are having a bath, you can add 10 drops of tea tree oil to the water tube. With this water, you should wash the urethra opening to prevent serious infections.

Also, you can mix equal amounts of sandalwood oil and juniper oil with tea tree oil. With this mixture, you should rub the area near the bladder and the abdominal region. This mixture is a very effective home remedy for reducing the pain which is caused by a bladder infection. You should do this remedy once per day for a few days (it is recommended using 3-4 days).

Also, you can add six drops of tea tree oil to your bath water mixed with two teaspoons of plain yogurt. Soak in the warm water with this mixture. You should do this remedy for ten minutes over a period of ten days for a bladder infection. [7]

References

[1] Sönmez MG, Göğer YE, Ecer G, et al. Effects of urine alkalinization with sodium bicarbonate orally on lower urinary tract symptoms in female patients: a pilot study. International Urogynecology Journal. 2018;29(7):1029-1033

[2] Hickling DR, Nitti VW. Management of recurrent urinary tract infections in healthy adult women. Reviews in Urology. 2013;15(2):41-48.

[3] Muruganatham N, Solomon S, Senthamilselvi MM. Antimicrobial activity of Cucumis sativas (cucumber) flowers. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research. 2016;36(1):97-100.

[4] Jepson RG, Craig JC. A systematic review of the evidence for cranberries and blueberries in UTI prevention. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 2007;51(6):738-45.

[5] Rathnavelu V, Alitheen NB, Sohila S, et al. Potential role of bromelain in clinical and therapeutic applications. Biomedical Reports. 2016;5(3):283-88.

[6] Beerepoot M, Geerlings S. Non-antibiotic prophylaxis for urinary tract infections. Pathogens. 2016;5(2):36.

[7] Pulipati S, Babu PS, Narasu ML, Anusha N. An overview on urinary tract infections and
effective natural remedies. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2017;5(6):50-56.

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