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Home Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's)

Updated on March 23, 2011

Urinary Tract Infection Home Remedies

One of the best ways to home treat urinary yract infection is with some simple healthy eating!
One of the best ways to home treat urinary yract infection is with some simple healthy eating!

Introduction to Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's) are a common ailment among women, and some are unfortunately more susceptible than others to this common complaint. The good news is that despite the painfulness, and the regularity of this complaint among some, there are some basic home remedies you can use to help reduce the number and severity of UTI's.

A urinary tract infection is basically the buildup of bacteria in the urinary tract, this is most common among women, but can also be contracted by men. Home treatments of UTI's are a great way to stimmy the growth of the bacteria, preventing possible escalation of the infection to the kidneys or digestive system.

If you suffer regularly from UTI's there are several home remedies which you can use as both prevention and cure. If however you see no notable improvement, it is very important that you see a doctor incase of further infection.

Home Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection With Water

One of the simplest home remedies for a urinary tract infection is simply drinking a lot of water. Doing this helps clean out your urinary tract with plenty of low nutrient water. This flushes out the bacteria, and helps prevent regrowth.

Drinking water may seem a bit bland for a home remedy, but it is by far one of the best home treatments for a UTI that you can do!

Cranberries and Vitamin C Home Remedy for Urinary Tract Infection

After water there are two things you need to build up to help fight off a Urinary Tract Infection. These two beneficial home remedies are Vitamin C and cranberries.

Vitamin C increases the acidity of your urine, which will help destroy the bacteria in your urinary tract. It will also help to build up your immune system, which could be vital in preventing a urinary tract infection spreading to your kidneys.

Cranberry juice is also a very helpful home remedy when it comes to defeating a urinary tract infection. Not only is it high in vitamin C, but it also has some other natural antibacterial properties which can help kill off a urinary tract infection. When it comes to buying cranberry juice, try to find sugar free cranberry juice, since sugar can elevate a bacterial problem by feeding the bacteria.

Unfortuantely many of the cranberry juices available in supermarkets do contain high levels of sugar that can do more harm than good.

The Baking Soda Home Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections

Another way to raise your acidity levels in urine is to drink a glass of water each day with half a teaspoon of baking soda. This simple method can help when you first notice a urinary tract infection beginning to appear.

The baking soda technique is an old wives tale of a home remedywhich has proved to be a reliable home treatment fo Urinary Tract Infections over the years!

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    • Jewels profile image

      Jewels 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Hi thisisoli. Good ol' Barley Water is amazing for the kidneys. I've had an overhaul of my liver and kidneys, gone off crap food, no processed sugar. I'm feeling much better and my kidneys are loving me!

    • thisisoli profile imageAUTHOR

      thisisoli 

      8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      It's really hard to find cranberry juice that is sugar free, but cranberry juice with sugar can apparently exagerate teh problem!

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      She-rah 

      8 years ago from Springfield, IL

      Good hub! It's too bad a lot of other people don't know about the Cranberry and Vit C treatment for UTI's. Glad to see your putting it out there. It's saved me on many occasions, this and water, water, water.

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