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Urinary Tract Infection Home Remedies: Your Guide to Treatment and Prevention of UTIs

Updated on November 3, 2013

Urinary Tract Infections

If you have experienced urinary tract infection (UTI) at least once in your life, then surely you know how painful it is. But I have good news for you: there IS a relief to this agonizing problem. Natural home remedies to treat UTI have already been available for several years.

Note: As always, when in doubt, consult a specialist when you notice any disturbing symptoms. Don't be embarrassed by this issue. You may contact your family doctor or you may need to see a urologist. If you happen to be in the New York/New Jersey area, you may want to call this this specialist in NYC/New Jersey area.

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

Symptoms of urinary tract infection include painful urination, lower abdominal pain, foul smelling urine, burning during urination with or without increased temperature are usually the symptoms of lower urinary tract infection. In some cases, more severe symptoms of high grade fever, diffused abdominal or flank pain, chills and unstable vital signs require intense treatment, and even admission to the hospital if vital signs are unstable for quick determination of the causing microbe.

Understandably, most people in this situation, rush to the doctor and then - with their prescription in hand - to nearest pharmacy to purchase prescribed antibiotics to get rid of infection. However, you may surprised to find out that there are natural treatments that can be used for urinary infections, as well as ways to prevent these infections from happening in the first place.

Drink some cranberry juice or cranberry smoothies

Cranberries are touted as a remedy for prevention urinary tract infections. They have so many health benefits - and no side effects! - that you may as well try them!
Cranberries are touted as a remedy for prevention urinary tract infections. They have so many health benefits - and no side effects! - that you may as well try them!

Urinary Tract Infection Home Remedies

The following are a few natural methods to help you clear the infection and prevent it in the future:

* Drink lots of water. First of all, drinking an ample amount of water helps flush the urinary tract and excrete all those microbes.

* Eat lots of RAW fruits, vegetables, and greens. The type of food that you are consuming can also provide a great impact in attaining full recovery. It's best to consume a mostly raw diet consisting of raw, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as greens. You may want to use a lot of blueberries, cranberries (more on cranberries below), parsley and other infection-fighting foods. You can consume those in salads or in green smoothies - which are simply smoothies made from fruits and greens. Drinking freshly made green juices is another great way to improve your nutrition quickly. Adequate consumption of raw fruits and vegetables will provide lots of water soluble fiber, hence, flushing your body and your urinary tract as well.

* Eliminate processed foods, sugar, white flour, diary, coffee, tea, meat, so-called energy drinks, fatty foods, etcetera, etcetera. I'm sure you've heard this before many times, maybe you are rolling your eyes as you read this (if you're still reading, LOL), but it's so true - even if most people don't want to hear it.You need to get rid of all the things that are bad for you that contribute to all kinds of health problems, not just UTIs.

* Try adding vitamin C supplements to your diet. You are probably aware of the regular intake of vitamin C and in fact, some of you may be taking it regularly. The benefit of having sufficient vitamin C in your body is that it helps boost your immune system, thus, combats the bad bacteria existing inside your body with more accuracy.

* Drink lots of unsweetened cranberry juice. Finally, cranberry juice has also been proven to be effective against urinary tract infection. Cranberries can also be added to smoothies, such as this cranberry smoothie recipe.

Green Smoothies and Raw Diet Books

You are always free to select whatever natural remedies you want to use to treat your disease. However, always make sure that they are proven remedies that can treat not only the symptoms but also the causative agent of the disorder. With regards to urinary tract infections, make sure that these methods have the aptitude to flush the urinary tract in order to excrete the bacteria located inside.

Consult a Qualified Physician

As always, when in doubt get a professional opinion. Consult a qualified physician in your area.


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      Aga 5 years ago

      Thank you for your great advice. Very useful information, and I can't get over the photos! Voted awesome and useful.

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      homeremedys 6 years ago

      On general cases, there is only a little amount of urine released and the urine which is released may have blood tints on it. Furthermore, the urge to urinate may come back rapidly and soreness may take place in the lower abdomen.

      The signs of urinary tract infection may repeat regularly during the whole day and night—in fact there are people who would go to the bathroom to urinate for more than six times a day.

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      rosika 6 years ago

      I am suffering from UTI from last few weeks and has taken 4 courses in less than 6 months. Your article about natural remedy is giving me some hope...i am going to try them from now on and i will reply you if I am totally free from this problem...Thanks for the article dear!