According to hospital surveys, cases of urinary tract infections are the second most common health problems that compel people submit to themselves for medical examination.
However, there are those who prefer to resort to UTI natural cures, since they have become wary of drug medications and its resulting side effects. On top of that, people nowadays, find it difficult to shell out extra money to spend for drug treatments.
The current trend today is to go back to basics and practice sustainability, by relying on natural resources and the body’s self-healing abilities. In fact, it is not so hard to convince people about the benefits of going organic in treating diseases, due to the current financial difficulties experienced by most families.
Hence, alternative UTI natural cures have been proven as the better method of treating urinary tract infections, not only for cost considerations but also for the elimination of drug side effects as well.
Listed below are some natural cures that were proven effective in treating infections of the urinary tract. According to personal testimonials, symptoms like frequent urges to urinate, incapacity to urinate, discoloration of urine discharge, stinging pain upon discharge, stabbing pain in the lower belly, debilitation and fever, were alleviated by these UTI natural cures:
• Vitamin C and other citrus or acidic foods since they contain substances that can strengthen the immune system. The stronger our immune system, the more antibodies are present to combat the germs and bacteria that attack our bodies.
• Cranberry juice, known to be in use as a natural cure for more than a century; based on certain studies, cranberry contains an ingredient called proanthocyanins that can stop the bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Due to this, bacteria can be easily flushed by way of urine.
Accordingly, certain clinical studies are now being funded to medically support the benefits of cranberry juice especially in the treatment of UTI. In addition, unsweetened cranberry juice is said to be more effective.
• Uva Ursi, herbal cure used by old folks as home remedy to treat certain infections because of the antiseptic characteristics of its tannin substance. However due care should be observed in using this herb as medication since liver damage has been reported as a side effect of this herbal medicine when taken in large amounts.
Pregnant women, children, and those suffering from kidney and liver disorders, are advised against resorting to this natural cure because it is liable to cause more harm than good.
• Frequently drinking water is also considered as effective because it helps cleanse the urethra by flushing out as much toxins as possible by way of urine excretions.
The above UTI natural cures are still considered as medically unproven and are not recommended to replace any medication prescribed by a physician. Nevertheless, in case you intend to take them as your treatment for your UTI, it would be best to consult your doctor, as well as conduct your own researches.