An infection of the urinary tract is caused by bacteria, usually E Coli, which flow via the urethra into your bladder. Usually it is uncomfortable and causes pain, although some individuals don’t experience any symptoms or signs. Lower tract- & upper-tract infections are the principal kinds of infections affecting the urinary tract. When an infection occurs in the lower urinary tract, it generally spreads to either the bladder or urethra.
Urine is carried from your bladder via the urethra which is a narrow tube. When a bacterial infection occurs, the urethra is affected, a condition called urethritis. However, bladder infection is caused when bacteria affects your bladder. This condition is called cystitis. Infection in the upper urinary tract which spreads via your bloodstream into your kidneys is known as pyelonephritis. Kidney infection is a dangerous disorder. It is advisable to consult with your doctor instantly if you suspect a kidney infection!
- Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Passing urine in small drops, frequently
- Burning sensation whilst urinating
- A constant need to urinate
- Feeling extremely tired and shaky
- Bad-smelling and cloudy urine
- Hematuria (blood in urine)
Your medical professional will conduct certain tests to establish whether you are experiencing a urinary tract infection. Usually your doctor will prescribe antibiotic medication. A lot of people are suffering from recurrent UTI’s when consuming antibiotics. This can result in a deteriorating immune system and antibiotic dependency.
- Natural Therapies
Discomfort and pain can be alleviated by using holistic treatment procedures and natural therapies. Such natural procedures can also deal with hidden issues which are causing the infection. These natural therapies are non-addictive, safe and without side effects.
General recommended herbs include:
– Buchu (agothosma betulina)
– Lemon balm or (Melissa officinatis)
– Bilberry (vaccinium myrtilius)
– Echinacea angustifolia
– Avena sativa
– Arctostaphylos urva ursi