6 Ways to Get Rid of a UTI Without Taking Drugs
You’ve been there. You know it’s coming. The constant, subtle urge to urinate that soon becomes an inescapable reality, and fast. You panic. You look around. And you just pray you’re close enough to a restroom. And then, the cycle starts all over again.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common types of infections in women today, making up nearly 25% of all infections. Over 50% of women will develop a UTI during their lifetimes, and the most common medical treatment for this type of infection comes in the form of antibiotics. Due to the alarming and growing rate of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, this type of medical intervention should only be employed as a last resort.
UTIs commonly affect females in earlier life – childhood to teenage years – and then drop off in adulthood. Urinary tract infections again become more common as women age, for different reasons than during youth.
Fortunately, there are a number of important daily practices and natural measures that can be taken to avoid and prevent UTIs without the use of antibiotics or prescription medications. Read on to discover the 6 best natural ways to get rid of a UTI without taking drugs.
The human body plays host to a wide array of bacteria – some “good” and some “bad” – that are constantly jockeying for position and dominance. When the number of “bad” bacteria tips the scale too far, we get sick. When the number of “good” bacteria out-muscle the “bad”, our bodies are healthy and thriving. Probiotics are food and supplement products which contain colonies of these “good” bacteria. Research has demonstrated that probiotic bacteria such as lactobacilli may help prevent UTIs by keeping “bad” bacteria such as E. coli from growing and populating the vagina.
You can reap the benefits of these beneficial bacteria by simply incorporating more probiotic foods into your diet. Some super tasty and super healthy foods & beverages with tons of probiotic value include:
- Greek yogurt
- Traditional buttermilk
- Gouda, mozzarella, cheddar and cottage cheese
Certain evidence has shown that cranberry is another effective natural means of preventing UTIs. Most of the cranberry you’ll find comes as dried fruit, juice, or as a powder in capsule supplement form. Despite the evidence that supports cranberry’s role in preventing UTIs, the reality is that the cranberry juice you find at your local supermarket will not treat UTI. Neither will dried cranberries.
While the juice does offer more hydration and may wash bacteria from the body more effectively, the active ingredient in cranberry is long gone by the time it reaches the bladder and passes through the urinary tract. However, taking powdered cranberry concentrate in capsule supplement form does carry enough of the benefits to have a positive effect on urinary tract health.
Good old Vitamin C. What isn’t it good for? That’s right, the same powerful essential vitamin that supports healthy immune system & cardiovascular health as well as stimulating important collagen[link to a blog post about collagen] production, also helps prevent urinary tract infections in women. Because Vitamin C makes urine more acidic, it inhibits the growth of E. coli bacteria. A 2007 study evaluated pregnant women taking 100 mg of Vitamin C daily for a period of three months. The daily Vitamin C regimen was able to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections and improve the women’s health.
Oregano is an herb with powerful natural antibacterial properties, which has been successfully used to treat and inhibit the growth of bacteria such as E. coli. Oregano essential oil is extracted by concentrating the natural oils of the herb, which also concentrates and strengthens the oil’s antibacterial action. And the best part – there are no harmful side effects. It’s so effective that it presents one of the greatest means of countering modern antibiotic resistance and super-strains of bacteria. Take oregano oil internally by diluting in water.
Drink Lots of Water – Urinate Often
It really is that simple. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective ones. By drinking lots of water and fluids – we’re talking upwards of 64 oz. a day – you give your body the tools it needs to better flush bacteria from your system. Making sure you stay hydrated and having a glass of water every hour or so will go along way to preventing future UTIs. And don’t hold your bladder. Urinate often and when the urge arises, as well as after sexual intercourse to flush bacteria from the urethra.
But as we all know, sometimes it’s harder to stay hydrated than you’d like. Or maybe you hate everything on that list of probiotic foods. And not everyone digs the odor of oregano.
D-Mannose is by far the best and most effective supplement for treating and preventing UTIs. It is a naturally occurring sugar found in fruits like apples, blueberries and our former UTI-fighting friends, cranberries. Though in order to really achieve results and get the benefits of D-Mannose, it is essential to take it in its concentrated supplement form. D-Mannose is so effective because it attaches directly to E. coli bacteria, causing them to stick to each other instead of the urinary tract walls. They can then be easily eliminated from the body during urination.
ForestLeaf D-Mannose provides your body with the perfect cleanse, flushing out unwanted bacteria and preventing urinary tract infections. And there are zero side effects. D-Mannose cannot be metabolized like other sugars, so it is safe for diabetics and sugar-free diets. Find relief in as little as 48 hours or prevent UTIs entirely by making ForestLeaf D-Mannose a part of your daily health & wellness regimen. Take two 1000mg capsules in the morning or at night to treat and prevent symptoms of UTI.
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UTIs are a painful and distressful reality for far too many women each year. Take control of your urinary health and live a life free from burning, urgency and frequent urination with ForestLeaf D-Mannose.