Urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that grows within the urinary tract anywhere from the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and to the urethra.
Causes of Urine Infection
- Transfer of bacteria from the rectum to the urethra
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Escherichia coli bacterium
- Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, or other organisms
The sugars in D-mannose acts as an antibacterial agent and thus help in preventing urinary tract infections.
The sugars surround the bacterial cells making it difficult for them to attach to the bladder wall. As a result, bacteria remain free and gets passed out of the body through urine and thereby prevent urinary tract infection.
D-mannose is prebiotic that boosts the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut and improves bladder health without affecting your blood sugar levels.
The active ingredients in cranberries prevent pathogenic bacteria like E.coli (Escherichia coli) from attaching to the bladder wall. Thus acting as an anti-adhesive which prevents urinary tract infection.
The aromatic molecules in cranberry juice also reduce the levels of pathogenic bacteria in the urinary tract and prevent urinary infections.
Consuming moderate levels of fresh cranberry juice helps in avoiding bladder & intestine irritation and fights with urinary tract infection.
Note: Dilute the cranberry juice with some water before drinking otherwise it may increase the acidity of urine
Probiotics help to boost your immune system which keeps your body free of infections. They also restrict the growth of bad bacteria in the vagina and thereby prevents urinary tract infection.
Eating probiotic foods like Greek yogurt brings good bacteria back into your system and ensure microbial balance. Probiotics are especially helpful to prevent recurrence of urinary tract infection.
Probiotic foods also create aromatic molecules which reduce bacteria in the urinary tract.
Oregano oil has antibacterial properties which restrict the growth of several bacteria strains including E.coli (Escherichia coli) and P.aeruginosa thereby relieves you from the symptoms of urinary tract infection.
The plant extract of oregano also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and upregulates cytokines activity to fight infection.
Foods rich in Vitamin C contains antioxidant properties which boost your overall immunity of the body and protects from urinary tract infections.
The vitamin C makes your urine more acidic which prevents the growth of bacteria thus keeping your bladder healthy and free from infections.
Vitamin C also has the ability to act directly on the pathogens causing infection thereby prevents urinary tract infection.
Baking soda is an alkaline compound that helps to reduce the acidity of your urine thereby relieves you from pain and burning sensation during urination with a urinary tract infection.
Baking soda also helps detoxify your kidneys and thus stop the infection from spreading to the kidneys.
Water increases the flow of urine which flushes out the harmful bacteria from your urinary bladder. Thus the burning sensation caused due to urinary tract infection is reduced.
More fluids reduce the concentration of bacteria entering the bladder from the vagina thus providing relief from the burning sensation. Consuming more of fluids also remove the smell from the urine.
The pH level of urine plays an important role in keeping your body away from infections. The best result is obtained when your urine’s pH level is close to the pH level of water. Drinking more water helps in altering your urine’s pH level.
Coconut water is a natural diuretic which helps in flushing out the bacteria by urinating more frequently and thereby prevent urinary tract infection.
Coconut water also soothes your bladder by lowering the inflammation and itching caused due to a urine infection. The electrolytes contained in coconut water helps to keep your body fluids in balance.
Coconut water also prevents the formation of kidney stone by reducing the crystal and stone formation and thus reduces the chance of urinary tract infection.
Note: Consume a moderate amount of coconut water else it will increase your weight
Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that has an anti-inflammatory property which reduces inflammation of the urinary bladder.
Pineapple also possesses antimicrobial properties that help to kill the bacteria causing infection thus healing urinary tract infection.
Parsley contains a component called Apigenin which has diuretic as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Diuretic properties promote more urination thereby dilute the toxins in the urine and flushes out the bacteria from the urinary system.
The anti-inflammatory property of parsley soothes the infection and helps your body to heal fast.
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help to reduce inflammation and burning sensation of the urinary bladder.
Ginger contains the antimicrobial compounds that help to eliminate the infection and also contains disease-fighting antioxidants.
Ginger also has the ability to enhance the regular flow of urine and has antibacterial properties thereby flushing out the bacteria from the urinary system.
Other benefits of ginger are helping your kidneys to operate efficiently thus avoiding any kind of problem in the urinary tract.
The home remedies provided helps you restore the normal state of the urine. These remedies also help in relieving pain and inflammation by flushing out the toxins and the infection.
All urinary tract infections are not caused by E.coli bacteria. If the symptoms do not resolve in 24-48 hours, consult your doctor immediately.