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Title: Home remedies for Urinary tract infection, causes, and symptoms

Urinary tract infections Home remedies, causes,
and Symptoms
  • More than half of the people in the world might
    have come across a urinary tract infection at
    some point of life. The disease is common in both
    genders but women are more prone to get infected
    and belongs to the high-risk category. Compared
    to men, women have a smaller urethra, so bacteria
    have a smaller distance to travel before reaching
    the urinary tract. Also due to the lifestyle
    changes women are affected over 50 each year.
  • UTI is a generalized term used to refer bacterial
    or fungal growth in any part of the urinary
    system your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and
    urethra. Most of the infections are associated
    with bladder and the urethra. UTI can be treated
    within 2-3days, but if the infection persists
    then medications should be continued till it

What are the causes of Urinary tract infections?
  • The infection typically occurs when bacteria
    enter the urinary tract through the urethra and
    starts to multiply in the bladder.
  • Cystitis (Infection of the bladder) Typically,
    this type of infection is caused by Escherichia
    coli (E. coli). They are generally found in the
    gastrointestinal tract. The infection can also
    happen through sexual intercourse. All women
    belong to the risk category of cystitis because
    of their anatomy, specifically the short distance
    from the urethra to the bladder.
  • Urethritis (Infection of the urethra) The
    infection that occurs because of the spreading of
    the bacteria from anus to urethra. Since the
    urethral opening and vaginal opening is close
    enough, the infections get transmitted easily.
    Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea,
    chlamydia, mycoplasma etc. also leaves high risk
    for UTI.

What are the Symptoms of Urinary Tract
  • The major symptoms include
  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Urine incontinence (Passing urine in small
    amounts and feeling of incompleteness even after
    passing urine)
  • Fever associated with chills in the night
  • Turbid Urine (urine appears cloudy)
  • Signs of blood in urine.
  • Strong-smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches and abdominal pains
  • Severe pelvic pain, in women more pain felt in
    the center of pelvis and in the area near pubic

Method of Diagnosis
  • Primary diagnosis is done by testing the urine
    sample. The test will reveal presence of white
    blood cells, red blood cells, and bacteria. If
    there is occurrence of recurrent infection,
    further tests like urine culture should be done
    to understand the mode of infection.
  • Other techniques include
  • Diagnostic imaging This includes assessing the
    urinary tract using USG, CT and MRI scanning,
    radiation tracking, or X-rays.
  • Cystoscopy This will allow to inspect the
    bladder and urethra with camera which is inserted
    through a long thin tube to urethra.

Risk Factors
  • Studies reveal that, over 50 percent of all women
    will experience the issue of urinary tract
    infection at least once during their lifetime,
    out of which 20 to 30 percent experiences
    recurrent UTIs.
  • Unlike other women, pregnant ladies develop more
    chances for UTI. As it is very important
    regarding the safety of mother and child during
    pregnancy, the women are tested for presence of
    bacteria in their urine, even if there are no

  • People of any age and gender can develop a UTI.
    However, the risk category is
  • Frequent sexual intercourse, or intercourse with
    multiple or new partners
  • Diabetes
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Having a urinary catheter
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Blocked flow of urine
  • Kidney stones
  • Vaginal contraceptives
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Weak immune system
  • Use of spermicides and tampons
  • Heavy use of antibiotics, which disturbs the
    natural flora of the urinary tract

5 Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection
1. Tribulus fruits (Cow hage)
  • This is a very good remedy for treating urinary
    infection. Take the seeds of Tribulus, dry in the
    sun and store it for ready usage.
  • Take few of them and boil in water and drink it
    warm. Continue drinking this frequently until the
    infection comes down.
  • Tribulus commonly known as Gokru, is helpful in
    treating all urinary disorders and can be
    considered as a rejuvenator for the urinary
    system. The drug helps to improve urinary tract
    health. It helps to reduce the infection by
    promoting more flow of urine, there by the
    bacteria gets washed off. It also gives a
    soothing effect to the membranes of the urinary
    tract. The medicine also helps in curing
    urogenital tract diseases.

2. Cranberry juice
  • Drink a glass of unsweetened cranberry juice on a
    daily basis until the infection is cleared. The
    juice can be diluted with water if required.
  • Cranberries, is an excellent remedy for treating
    UTI. They contain proanthocyanidins that kills
    the E. coli bacteria and prevents from
    crossing the urethra walls. They are very potent
    antibiotic that fights against infections.

3. Warm water
  • Hydrate the body adequately. This is a permanent
    and simplest solution that can be taken to
    prevent UTI. Even though water is the most
    essential thing in life, it is not given atmost
    importance. Drinking plain water is can flush
    out the bacteria and prevent it from recurrent

4. Coriander seeds
  • Consume the water boiled with coriander seeds and
    drink in frequently.
  • Coriander is considered to be a cooling diuretic.
    Both the seeds and leaves can be used to cure the
    infection caused for urinary tract. The seeds are
    helpful in treating cystitis, dysuria, cloudy
    urine. Warm infusion of the coriander seeds is
    much beneficial in case of burning micturition.

5. Sugarcane juice
  • Sugarcane is regarded as a naturally available
    diuretic. This should be consumed on a daily
    basis until the infections is treated.
  • Due to its diuretic action, it flushes out the
    urine frequently there by clearing the bacteria.
    Sugarcane ensures the health of kidney and lowers
    the risk of kidney stones.

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