Sick and Tired of Doing Your Urinary Tract Infection the Old Way? Read This.

Everybody knows to treat any UTI properly; you take a potato, cut it in half…

Before we get into ways to treat UTIs, we need to understand what they are and how we get them.

A Urinary Tract Infection is an infection in the urinary system, anywhere in the urinary system, not just the bladder or your urethra. It can be in the kidneys and ureters also. Left untreated can lead to sepsis, a severe complication that can leave you dead. That is the most severe complication, but there are more minor inconveniences than death, but still serious nonetheless. It can become a recurrent problem and even cause permanent kidney damage.

How does a person get a UTI? Women are at higher risk for getting this infection, but it not limited to them alone. The most common Urinary Tract Infections develop when bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract get into places that they should not be, if you catch my drift. STDs, menopause can cause other types of UTIs; certain types of birth control, tract abnormalities, blockages, or weakened immune systems are among the most common ways a UTI occurs.


Ways to prevent a UTI…

  1. Drink plenty of fluids to help flush the offending bacteria out of your system.
  2. Drink Cranberry juice
  3. Change your toileting techniques.
  4. Urinate after intercourse.
  5. Do not use certain feminine products.
  6. Check your birth control.

What I want to talk about and the topic of this is the beautiful cranberry. Drinking cranberry juice has long been touted as a treatment for several ailments. The [1]Mayo Clinic even suggests cranberry juice for UTI treatment.

Cranberries are a significant source of a natural compound called A-type proanthocyanidins. A-type proanthocyanidins, aka condensed tannins, is the compound long thought to help treat and prevent UTIs. This compound prevents bacteria from stick to the bladder and causing infection.


Cranberry juice and supplements have a very, very low instance of side effects. If our urinary system keeps us from enjoying the pleasant experiences that we all like, it is probably a good idea to give cranberry extract a try. You can easily purchase this extract at health food stores and vitamin outlets. People suffering from urinary tract infections may find relief from their symptoms when taking this extract. It is available in capsules and even tasty cough drops—the recommended daily dosage.

This urinary tract infection treatment has research that points to the effectiveness of cranberries.

This writing should not be taken as medical advice. It is essential to seek the advice of your physician for treatment. UTIs can become severe and should be treated by medical professionals. In other words, do not sit home sipping cranberry juice when you should be at the doctor’s office.  




[1] Urinary tract infection (UTI) - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/symptoms-causes/syc-20353447