The urinary tract is the body drainage system for eliminating urine from the body. Urine consists of waste and extra fluid. All parts of the urinary system must be healthy and function properly to allow normal urination. The urinary tract includes 2 kidneys, 2 ureters, a bladder, and a urethra.
The urinary system is divided into two parts:
- the upper urinary system which includes the kidneys and ureters;
- the lower urinary system that includes the bladder and urethra.
It is also known as the renal system. It produces, stores, and removes urine – the fluid excreted by the kidneys. Urine is produced by the kidneys by filtering wastes and extra water from the blood. Urine then moves from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. The urinary system is also responsible for regulating blood volume and blood pressure, controlling electrolyte and metabolite levels, and regulating blood pH.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacteria, but can also be viral or fungal. Infections commonly occur in the urethra and bladder, while bacteria can also enter the ureters and kidneys.
Symptoms of urinary tract infection include a constant need to urinate, a burning sensation during urination, cloudy or red, strong-smelling urine, and frequent, but small amounts of urine.
How we treat urinary tract infections?
Most urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics, so if you have any of the above symptoms, see a doctor and get tested.
Other things that can help are stay hydrated, use a probiotic to help recover intestinal bacteria affected by antibiotic, drink cranberry juice, consume garlic and sauerkraut, take vitamin C and drink Bearberry tea.
Nice walks in the park, deep breathing, laughing, stress management, and drinking plenty of fluids will also be of great benefit.
3 Natural remedies for urinary tract infections
There are many natural remedies for urinary tract infections people have sworn to work. Some of them are really good and help a lot, like garlic for example, and some of them are a bit bizarre like soaking your feet in hot water with a handful of sea salt. But guess what: this one works too!
So, let’s look at the 3 natural remedies we chose to explain:
1. Bearberry tea
Bearberry tea is, in our opinion, based on research and experience, the best natural remedy for urinary tract infection. If you take one liter (about 3 large cups) of bearberry tea during the day for 10 days, you will not only get rid of the infection, but you will also wash your kidneys. Even if you are taking antibiotics, it is still a good thing to do, just to flush out all the toxins and bacterial waste.
2. Cranberry juice
In addition to having a pleasant taste, cranberry juice has a great antibacterial property. Potential benefits of taking cranberry juice include improving health, fighting aged-related cell damage, supporting digestive health, preventing infections, and preventing or treating urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice is also a good source of vitamin C, E, K1, B6, copper, and powerful phytochemicals that act as antioxidants.
As mentioned above garlic is a very powerful natural remedy for urinary tract infections. Garlic is also known as a “natural antibiotic”. Among the many health benefits, let’s mention some, such as it can reduce the risk of heart attacks, it can have anti-cancer properties, it can support bone health, it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and lowers blood pressure. Garlic is low in calories and decent in vitamins and minerals. Garlic is also known to clean blood vessels of cholesterol.
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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.