What are Bladder Infections?
Bladder infections, also known as Cystitis is when bacteria gets into the bladder, which causes the walls of the bladder to become inflamed. This is a very uncomfortable condition, which affect millions of women every year. Unfortunately many doctors treat their patients with antibiotics which will usually lead to more infections due to a depletion of good bacteria. These women will usually return to their doctor several times after the initial infection, up to 20 percent. Luckily we have the cure, and it’s all natural.
Who Gets Bladder Infections?
Because of the female anatomy, women are more likely to get a bladder infection than men. Women who use antibiotics frequently and have a depleted resource of friendly bacteria are the most likely to get a bladder infections.
What are the Symptoms of a Bladder Infection?
Feeling an urgency to urinate, and then not be able to urinate, or only urinating a small amount are telltale signs of a bladder infection. Pain or burning when urinating, cramps in the abdomen, or lower back are also common symptoms. Nausea, vomiting, and fever can also be symptoms of a bladder infection.
What are the Root Causes of Bladder Infections?
The main root cause as stated earlier is the overuse of antibiotics. Anything that weakens the immune system can create an infection. Sexual intercourse, pregnancy, stress, and a poor diet are the other culprits.Vaginal bacteria most frequently E. coli, stress, a poor diet, pregnancy, and a hormonal imbalance can cause bladder infections. As well as sexual intercourse, the use of a diaphragm, and a structural abnormality which would prevent urine from eliminating properly are other known root causes.
A few simple rules could keep bladder infection at bay. Make sure that when you use the bathroom you wipe from the front to the back if your are a woman.
Otherwise you will risk pushing bacteria into the vagina. Always urinate after sexual intercourse, or any sexual activity involving the vagina. This will help flush out any bacteria. If you already have an infection drink as much purified water as you can. Be sure not to drink more than about half of a liter at one time, because you don’t want to throw your electrolytes off. Eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Drink a lot of unsweetened cranberry juice. Make sure it has no sweeteners, because the sugar would aggravate a candida overgrowth which may be one of the root causes of your bladder infection. Be careful what your put in your bath water was well. Often times body wash, bubble baths, and soaps can cause an infection.
|D-Mannose– Take 500 mg four times a day. D-mannose is the effective ingredient in cranberry juice. D-mannose prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall, and the urinary tract.
|Cranberry Extract– Take 400 – 500 mg twice day, or as directed on the label. This will help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall, and the urinary tract, as well as prevent future infections.
|Women’s Probiotic– Take a probiotic that has at least 4 billion active organisms. Dr. Murray’s Women’s formula is designed for bladder infections.
|Vitamin C– Take 1,000 mg four to five times a day. Vitamin C will enhance immune function and inhibits the growth of E. coli. It also makes the urine more acidic which makes it harder for bacteria to grow.
|Echinacea– Take 500 mg four times a day. Echinacea will boost your immune system, and also give you anti-fungal benefits.
|Magnesium– Take 200 mg up to three times a day or as needed. Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. This will help with any cramping that you are experiencing.
*Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Also read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.