Females at any age are more prone to urinary tract infections by virtue of the shorter distance between the female urethra (urine outlet opening) and the anus, than is the case in the male. Most bacteria involved in urinary tract infections are from the gastrointestinal tract.
Honeymoon cystitis is the name given to the occurrence of bladder infection in a woman following the initiation or increased frequency of sexual intercourse. With regular sexual intercourse, the female tissues grow accustomed to the activity and bladder infections lesson.
The gastrointestinal tract is the reservoir for good bacteria in both men and women. Incorporating fermented foods in the diet keeps this reservoir strong. See Fermented foods.
As a person ages, he/she may not have burning with urination to know there is a bladder infection or urinary tract infection.Print This Article
Chamomile tea in the tub as a soak is a great relief for the burning and urgency of bladder infections. Warm liquids and foods, and warm clothing layers, especially on the lower body help diminish bladder spasm, and bring circulation to the area to support healing. Biodynamic chamomile tea is available from Uriel Pharmacy. Brew generous amounts to put in the tub water to soak. Chamomile tea brews quickly, just from pouring near-boiling water through the herb, approximately one teaspoon per cup of water.
Uriel’s Berberis Larix for adults ten pellets four times a day orally is a fundamental remedy for both bladder infection and interstitial cystitis symptoms
ASK YOUR DOCTOR: Practitioners may advise hourly while awake used less frequently as symptoms improve for total ten days.
True Botanica’s Argentum Pentas Colloidum Astragalus Pentas for adults one teaspoon 3-4 times daily provides general immune system support
True Botanica Astragalus Pentas or Uriel Astragalus e rad 1% or Weleda’s Echinacea 1x or Echinadoron are also valuable general immune strengtheners. Usually one general immune strengthener is sufficient.
- TB Astragalus Pentas for adults 20 drops 3 times per day, or
- Uriel Astragalus e rad 1% for adults 10 drops 4 times per day, or
- Weleda Echinacea 1x 7 drops four times a day for adults, or
- Echinadoron 1 tablet 4 times a day for adults.
Uriel Horsetail (Equisetum) tea – using one tsp of herb per cup of water, boil 3 – 7 minutes; adults MAY drink 4 cups per day during the symptoms.
In addition, high quality Omega 3’s (such as GreenPasture fermented cod liver oil with butter oil, Blue Ice Royal, or Natura Health Products Beyond Essential Fats can be increased to double or triple the usual amount daily during symptoms. For adults, Blue Ice Royal 2 caps – 6 caps daily, or Beyond Essential Fats 1-3 tsp daily. With increasing doses of omega 3’s, be sure to get increased antioxidants also from more fruits and vegetables.
Vital Nutrients Mannose for adults ½ tsp four times a day, prevents bacteria from clinging to the bladder wall, and without being able to cling, they cannot multiply.
If E Coli is the bacterial agent, and you do not have kidney stones, Ascorbic Acid – (Vital Nutrients) for adults 1000 mg three or four times a day, or more, up to bowel tolerance helps acidify the urine and discourage bacterial growth. Ascorbate is not ascorbic acid, and will not acidify urine, so please read labels on your vitamin C products carefully.
True Botanica Gut Restore (good yeast) and Triple Strength Probiotics (good bacteria) for adults one capsule of each daily orally helps colonize the gut with healthy flora to prevent UTI, and replace loss from antibiotics.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR: Remedies to support treatment of pyelonephritis, such as Renes Argentum Nitricum (Uriel) can be of value.Print This Article
Fever and/or flank pain require medical attention to avoid a kidney infection or a bacteria in the bloodstream.
Hydration is very important.
The very young and the elderly or chronically ill need more urgent medical attention.
Urine culture and sensitivity testing provide for accurate choice of antibiotic therapy.Print This Article
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