Urinary Tract Infection (uti)
The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.
You may have a UTI if you notice
- Pain or burning when you urinate
- Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
- An urge to urinate often
- Pressure in your lower belly
- Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
- Pain in your back or side below the ribs
People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.
If you think you have a UTI it is important to see your doctor. Your doctor can tell if you have a UTI with a urine test. Treatment is with antibiotics.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection (uti)
Cranberry juice is a well-know treatment for urinary tract infections. However, studies have shown that modern antibiotics are the only effective way to quickly eliminate a UTI. Cranberry juice has been shown to help prevent UTIs from occurring, though. It is believed cranberry juice disallows bacteria from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract.
Mechanism - reduce bacteria adherenceJose3124 | September 20th, 2020
Bearberry has been used at least since the 13th century for the cure of urinary tract infection. It is still used today for the treatment of UTIs. Bearberry is broken down by the body to produce an antimicrobial substance directly to the urinary tract.
Do no use Bearberry during pregnancy and during lactation.
Steep 1/2 ounce of Bearberry leaves in a pint of boiling water until it reaches room temperature. Drink one once 3 times a day for up to 5 days.
Mechanism - Arbutin (antimicrobial)Jose3124 | September 20th, 2020