Urinary tract infections are very common and associated with severe pain, burning sensation, frequent urination and a lot of discomfort. Many sufferers resort to antibiotics treatment thinking that it may give them super-fast relief and long-term benefits.
Though they are right in their approach, yet they may not get complete benefits because during antibiotic treatment many probiotics, the good friendly bacteria get killed and the pathogenic bacteria become antibiotics resistant by transforming into more virulent strains and cause further infections. However, there are some powerful home remedies to ward off urine infections in men. A few of such home remedies are given below:
Powerful Home Remedies For Urine Infection In Men
Early intervention is very important if you notice even a slight hint along with these symptoms: burning sensations during urination, blood in urine, dark-colored urine, pain with less urine discharge, feeling the urge to urinate, but unable to do so for a few seconds with severe burning sensation.
Personal hygiene is very important not only to prevent urine infections but also to prevent any other types of infections. When you are susceptible to urine infections, make it a habit to empty your bladder when you feel the urge without delaying it for any comfort time later.
Wash the groin area with clean water, without using any soap, scented cleansing agents and wipe with clean towel and paper. Stop using deodorants, perfumes and body sprays as these products irritate your tract.
During infections especially that of bladder and urinary tract, drinking lots of water is very helpful as it flushes the infectious bacteria and toxins out of the bladder and makes urine less concentrated.
The benefits of drinking water regularly include these: water hydrates body, flushes toxins out of the body, improves blood circulation and more importantly augments immunity and health. Drink water that is clean and pure, but not distilled, chlorinated and not bottled.
Drink Cranberry Juice
The preferred fruit juices to drink include pineapple juice, blue berry juice and cranberry. Cranberry juice is particularly very effective because it is rich in proanthocyanidins (PAC) that are very effective in preventing the growth of potential infectious bacteria like E.coli that cause urinary tract infections.
Use Baking Soda Drink
The baking soda drink is helpful to maintain appropriate pH of the urine by neutralizing its acidity and thus makes urination less painful. To make an effective drink, add half teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water, and then stir it and drink.
Garlic has rich antimicrobial agents that are very effective against a wide variety of microbes and it is particularly good against the gram negative strains of E.coli that cause urinary tract infections. Both raw garlic cloves and its extract are very effective and can be used twice daily to reduce the devastating effects of the pathogenic bacteria.
The normal microbial flora of the body includes acidophilus, bifidobacteria and lactobacillus. These are commonly known as probiotics as they are protective and friendly bacteria. Any sudden onset of infections is due to the overgrowth of infectious and pathogenic bacteria and suppression of the growth of helpful bacteria.
There may be several reasons for this, but the prominent among them include overuse of antibiotics, prolong illness, reduced immunity and lack of favorable conditions and inadequate diet. Fermented milk products like yogurt and kefir are the rich sources of probiotics. Supplemental probiotics are very useful in urinary tract infections.
Use Vitamin C
When you avoid citrus fruits during urinary tract infections, you deplete your body with the most powerful antioxidant, that is, vitamin C because citrus fruits are the richest sources of vitamin C. Therefore, to compensate this loss, you can take a daily dose of 1000 mg vitamin C tablet as a dietary supplement to boost your immunity.
Use Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract has been used as a powerful home remedy for all types of infections, particularly for the urinary tract infections since ancient times. Grapefruit seed extract contains some powerful antimicrobial agents and therefore use it three times daily.
Use Cedar-Leaf Extract
Cedar leaf extract contains powerful natural antibiotics because it is effective against several microbes including bacteria, viruses and fungus and prevents such infections and increases immunity. The active compounds like quinic acid and borneol present in it enhances immunity and improves blood circulation.
Stay Active And Eat Healthy Food
Personal hygiene and healthy lifestyle play very important role in making you healthy and fit. Take shower daily, wear neat cotton clothes, especially undergarments and avoid perfumed body sprays, deodorants, soaps, napkins and tampons, etc. Stay active all day making yourself busy in your routine work and by doing exercise early in the morning. Eat nutritious food like fresh green and leafy vegetables, colored fruits and nuts as they help you to improve immunity.
Eat Vegetables And Fruits
All fruits and vegetables are naturally good for your body barring a few citrus fruits, especially when you have urinary tract infection. Colorful vegetables like carrot, and tomatoes are rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, along with vitamin C, the powerful antioxidants that enhance body’s immunity and improve infections and disease fighting ability of the body. Similarly, antioxidant rich fruits include apples, cherries, berries and dry fruits like walnuts, almonds and nuts.
Avoid Spicy Food And Citrus Fruits
Avoid hot spicy and pepper rich food items during the episodes of urine infections because spicy food increases the possibility of pain and burning sensations during urination and thus augments your symptoms. Therefore, it is better to avoid them at any cost.
Avoid all citrus fruits because they may cause painful urination due to their tendency to increase acid content of the urine. Citric acid containing fruits include oranges, lemons, limes and others. Similarly, avoid all sweetened and sugary foods and beverages with artificial sugars like aspartame, saccharine, etc.
Avoid Caffeinated Drinks
During urinary tract infections avoid coffee and caffeinated drinks as they dehydrate the body due to their strong diuretic properties. The other drinks you should avoid include alcohol, sugary drinks that are rich in artificial sugars and cola drinks. Ensure proper hydration of the body by including natural electrolytes rich drinks like coconut water.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.