The best medicine for a UTI

How many women do you know who suffer from regular urinary tract infections or sensitivity? According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, more than 50 percent of women will have at least one UTI during their lifetime.

Urinary tract infections can be very painful and debilitating. They can leave you running to the bathroom all day, with a feeling of urgency to urinate, and then a painful, burning sensation when you finally do. There are many prescription medications that can ease the pain and rid you of the infection. But some of those medications can leave you with nasty side effects. So the best medicine for a UTI is… don’t get one!

Fortunately, there are several natural alternatives you can take to help ward off an infection if you feel one coming on. As always, drink lots of water and limit your intake of carbonated drinks, fruit juices with lots of sugar, coffee and alcohol. Basically, anything naturally acidic and/or high in sugar such as orange juice can inflame an oncoming UTI.

The health benefits of cranberriesIf you need to drink something other than water, try natural cranberry juice that is sugar-free or a brand that is low in sugar. Cranberries are high in antioxidants and can help keep bacteria from adhering to the lining of your bladder. If you do not like the tart taste of cranberry juice, you can take cranberry pills that work just as well.

Another natural alternative is D-Mannose. D-Mannose helps ward off urinary tract infections in that it will stick to the bacteria that is coating the lining of your bladder or urinary tract and causing the problematic symptoms, and it will flush them out of your system when you urinate.

There are many other natural herbs, solutions and remedies that can help ward off a UTI. However, when trying anything new, you’ll need to consult your physician if you are on any other type of medication.

Source:

Urinary tract infection in women | University of Maryland Medical Center

D-Mannose for Bladder and Kidney Infections

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