Cystitis is a condition where the urinary bladder gets swollen. An individual suffering from this condition experiences urinary tract infection along with burning sensation during urination, hazy and bad smelling urine, and urge to urinate frequently. The causes of interstitial cystitis can vary from one to another. In this condition, one often gets UTI (Urinary Tract Infections). With cystitis, you may experience painful urination, urge to urinate, cloudy and foul smelling urine, pressure, discomfort and tenderness in the bladder area or the area surrounding it. The pain often increases when the bladder gets full and it might even aggravate with sexual intercourse.
The exact cause for this condition still seems to be a mystery. This issue is similar to a urinary tract infection. However, it is not caused by bacteria. According to a theory, interstitial cystitis is caused by an agent that is infectious, but has not been detected yet. Other theories say that this condition could develop due to an autoimmune reaction while another says it is a kind of allergy. Since there are varied opinions on the causes of interstitial cystitis, we infer that this condition is not just one problem, but a combination of issues. Some Home remedies have been effective in treating this condition. They are as follows:
Home Remedies For Interstitial Cystitis
Spinach And Coconut Water
We are aware that diuretics are important to treat such problems. The abundance of nitrates and potassium present in spinach and coconut water serve as diuretics and help in getting relief from this condition. All you need to do is blend equal portions of coconut water and spinach juice and drink it every day.
Doing this regularly has been proven beneficial in the treatment of interstitial cystitis. Alternatively, drinking the juice extracted from drumstick flowers infused with coconut water on a daily basis acts as a diuretic and helps in treating this condition. This is a great home remedy and one tablespoon needs to be taken two times every day.
Cucumber is a wonder food and is used to combat a variety of ailments including interstitial cystitis. It is enriched with vitamins and minerals that are necessary for fighting and controlling this condition.
A few pieces of cucumber must be crushed and made into a juice. This must be combined with honey (1 tablespoon) and lemon juice. Drinking this mixture is very effective in the treatment of interstitial cystitis. It should be consumed three to four times every day for better results.
Baking soda is an easily available ingredient in the kitchen and is quite effective in treating interstitial cystitis. Add a tsp of baking soda to water, stir well and drink it. Doing this regularly will decrease the acidity of urine and reduces irritation in the bladder lining.
Externally baking soda could be used by soaking in a bathwater to which baking soda is added. This helps in reducing the bladder or the abdominal pain and helps the muscles relax.
Lemon is a rich source of various vitamins such as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C. Boil some water and let it cool, add a spoon of limejuice to this water and keep sipping on this every two to three hours from morning until noon.
Doing this reduces the burning sensation caused due to interstitial cystitis and stops the bleeding caused in severe conditions.
Hot Water Fermentation And Cold Compress
Hot water fermentation on the abdomen or sitting in a bathtub filled with warm water is a great way to get relief from the discomfort and pain caused by interstitial cystitis. Warm water helps the muscles to relax.
Some people are not used to hot or warm water. For such people a cold pack or cold compress will be useful in treating this condition. Cold compress eases the blockage in the urinary bladder and gives you great relief.
The cooling quality of sandalwood oil provides instant relief from any kind of discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis.
This home remedy can be further enhanced by adding some ginger, which has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. This remedy will elevate the healing, process.
Another efficient diuretic is a mixture of buttermilk and barley gruel in equal measures with a tablespoon of lemon juice added to it. This mixture should be taken two times every day to get better results.
Blue berries are loaded with micro and macronutrients along with minerals such as manganese and Vitamin K, C and B6. Therefore, consuming lots of these berries can effectively reduce the problem associated with cystitis.
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