Home Remedies and Natural treatments for bladder infection

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Bladder infection or urinary tract infections are one of the most common infections in both sexes. But mostly women are exposed to have this kind of infection. When bladder and the exit tubes are infected by bacteria, then in this situation people are having bladder infection. Some of the causes for bladder infections are menopause, sexual intercourse, diabetes, pregnancy and waiting too long to urinate. Symptoms of this type of infection are change 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 notices 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 bladder infection on the kidneys. There are many medicines which are used for treating the bladder infection. We are recommending to people who are suffering from bladder infection to try some of the best home remedies:

Home Remedies and Natural cures for bladder infection

Baking soda: Bladder infection which is lasting more than two days requires a medical help. When you have noticed urinary tract infection, then you must visit your doctor and talk with him or her about the recommended home remedies for your condition. If you not visited your doctor in the early stage, then you are increasing the risk of having serious problems which can be caused when the bladder infection is spread on your kidneys and have 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 the baking soda is very simple. You should add one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Drink this water once or twice per day. This kind of mixture will ease the bladder infection. [1]

Cranberry juice: Cranberries and blueberries are in the same plant family. Both of them are having incredible bacteria inhibiting properties which are making them perfect natural remedy for treating the bladder infection. Their effect is also proven in many medical studies. Cranberry is possessing components such as proanthocyanidins which are very effective for the natural treatment of bladder infection. They are preventing the bacteria to reach the walls on the urethra which can cause urinary tract infection. Also this juice is possessing mild antibiotic effect on the bladder infection. One of the easiest ways to prevent your body from bladder infection is to drink ½ glass of cranberry juice. People who are suffering from bladder infection should drink 3-4 glasses of cranberry juice because this juice will protect the bacteria to spread on the kidneys and to make bidder problems. Also when you are drinking cranberry juice you should not add sugar in the juice. Your juice must be unsweetened. But if you do not like the taste of the cranberry juice, then you mix this juice with apple which will give sweater taste. What is important is that this kind of juice will be safe and healthy for your body. If you had some problems in the past with your kidneys such as kidney stones, then you should not use this home remedy for your natural treatment because you can make some side effects. You must consult with your doctor before you start taking cranberry juice as your home remedy for the bladder infection.  Cranberry juice is good as natural treatment for the bladder infection because is preventing the bacteria to bed down in the bladder. What is important for you to know is that if you are diagnosed with bladder infection and you are taking some medicines which are prescribed from your doctor, then you should not take the cranberry juice as the replacement of 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 the bladder infection. When you cannot drink plenty of water, then this is the perfect remedy for your condition. Cucumber has high amounts of water which are making you to urinate more often and to get rid of the bacteria which is cause for the bladder infection. [3]

Blueberries: This kind of fruit is having bacteria inhibiting properties which are making the blueberries one of the healthiest natural remedies. Also blueberries are possessing antioxidants which are preventing the bacteria to grow more in the body. You can consume blueberries in your breakfast. Add them in your favorite cereals. This will be perfect breakfast if you are suffering from bladder infection. Also you can drink blueberry juice twice per day, once in the morning and once in the night. With this juice you will have fast results which can relief you from the bladder infection. As we said in the part of cranberry juice and also here you should not add sugar in the juice. Also when you are healthy but you want to prevent yourself from the bladder infection, then you can consume fresh blueberries or you can drink blueberry juice every day. [4]

Water: When people are suffering from the bladder infection, then is recommended drinking plenty of water. The recommended daily intake of water is 8-10 glasses of water. When you are drinking plenty of water, then you are urinating more often which is the main purpose of this home remedy. When you are urinating more often, then the bacteria which are in your body will be flashed out of it and also your urine will become less concentrated. When you are using water as your natural remedy, then you are making faster your recovering. Also when you are drinking water as your home remedy for treating the bladder infection, you can add in your diet fruit and vegetable juices which will give the body all the minerals and vitamins needed for its normal functioning. But if you have high fever, blood in the urine or vomiting, then you should consult with your doctor because they will need serious care. Also you can heat up some water in bottle. Place this bottle on your lower abdomen. This will help you to relief the pain caused by the bladder cancer.

Pineapple: This type of fruit is having anti-inflammatory properties which are helping to reduce the symptoms caused by this disease. There is an enzyme in this fruit which 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 cup of this fruit because in this way you will prevent your body from bladder infection. Also you can make a juice from the pineapple. You will need half of pineapple. Make this half in juice and then drink it. It is recommended using fresh pineapples because the pineapple which is in canned form is containing many preservatives which can make side effects in your body. There are many studies which are done in people who are suffering from the bladder infection. 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 with potassium, enzymes and minerals which are preventing the bacteria to spread and to cause bladder infection. People who are suffering from bladder infection are usually using this home remedy as their natural antibiotic for their condition. Make a mixture from this remedy. You will need glass of water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. You should mix these ingredients. Also it is your choice if you want to add lemon juice or honey in the mixture. You should drink this home remedy two times per day in a few days.

Vitamin C: In some cases doctors are recommending use of 5.000 mg or more mg of Vitamin C for their patients who are diagnosed with bladder infection. This is very effective home remedy for treating the urinary tract infection. [6]

Tea tree oil: This natural remedy is used in the medicine for treating many diseases. Also tea tree oil can be used for treating the bladder infection because possess antibacterial properties. When you are having a bath, then you can add 10 drops of tea tree oil in the water tube. With this water you should wash the urethra opening to prevent from serious infections. Also you can mix equal amounts of sandalwood oil and juniper oil with tea tree oil. You should rub the area near the bladder and the abdominal region with this mixture. This mixture is very effective home remedy for reducing the pain which is caused by the bladder infection. You should do this remedy once per day in few days (it is recommended using 3-4 days).  Also you can add six drops of tea tree oil in 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 in a period of ten days for bladder infection. [7]


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