Bladder Infection Causes

What are the Signs of a Bladder Infection?

What are bladder infection causes? What are signs of a bladder infection? Are there home remedies for treating a bladder infection? These infections are serious; learn the causes, symptoms and treatment.

A bladder infection is often fairly easily recognized; it is a urinary tract infection.

If you feel the urge to go to the bathroom frequently to pee, if it is painful, or if it ‘burns’ when you urinate, it is highly likely that you have a bladder infection. Usually, unless the infection is severe, bladder infections are not accompanied by high fever.

A bladder infection is a bacterial infection. Bacteria moves up the uretha and, if not flushed out during urination, an infection is started.

Women are more likely to get bladder infections than men because the female uretha is shorter and bacteria can travel more easily to the bladder. Once you understand bladder infection causes, it is easier to treat the infection.

The Most Common Bladder Infection Causes

A bladder infection can result from a number of conditions. It is important to recognize bladder infection causes so that you can prevent a recurrence.

  • Holding the urine in (too busy to go to the bathroom or there is no bathroom close by) – this allows the bacteria to travel to the bladder and multiply;
  • If you are constipated, the colon will press up against the bladder and uretha, which causes the bladder not to completely drain (and bacteria lingers in the bladder and grows);
  • Improper wiping after going to the bathroom, increases bacteria around the uretha, urethra is irritated by soaps or clothing that create an environment for bacteria to grow and multiple.

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection

You will know that something is wrong because the symptoms are recognizable (although these symptoms might also indicate that there is more than a bladder infection; urinary tract infection symptoms can include more than the bladder). Make sure you treat these signs of a bladder infection seriously.

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Pain or burning sensation when you urinate
  • Sometimes a fever, particularly if left untreated
  • Sometimes blood in your urine, particularly if left untreated
  • Strong-smelling and strong-colored urine

Treating a Bladder Infection

To confirm a diagnosis of bladder infection you need to have a urine sample tested. However if you can catch a bladder infection in the early stages, you may be able to cure the infection with natural old home remedies.

Bladder Infection Home Remedies:

  • Drink lots of water: The common reaction with a bladder infection is to stop drinking fluids (because you don’t want to urinate – it hurts), but you need to drink lots of water and other fluids to help flush the bacteria out of your system. Commonly, drink at least one glass of water every time you urinate while you have the infection; more frequently if you can handle it. When your urine looks almost clear (rather than deep yellow), you’re probably drinking enough.
  • Cranberry juice: drink at least 3 full glasses daily. Try to find unsweetened cranberry juice or at least check the list of ingredients and make sure that the sweetener is not listed first or second or third. Do not use artificially sweetened juice. Cranberries have an ‘anti-adhesion’ substance in the fruit’s juice that prevents bacteria from ‘sticking’ to the urethra.
  • Take vitamin C to acidify your urine (you want a balance between acidity and alkalinity for the health of your body). 1000 mg in a time-release formula daily.
  • Take aspirin or ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory. If the inflammation improves, you drink the necessary water and cranberry juice and take a daily mega dose of vitamin C the aspirin will speed up your recovery. Aspirin or ibuprofen alone will not be effective at treating a bladder infection – you need all the elements of the treatment outlined above.
  • Some people report that taking a warm bath helps; try it and see if you feel better.

For the fastest relieve from bladder discomfort, consider using a safe, non-addictive, FDA-registered, all-natural, homeopathic remedy called Bladderwell. This product contains selected ingredients that help to quickly relieve burning, frequent uriantion, bloating, and pressure associated with bladder infections and maintain bladder health. It can also be taken at the first signs of infection to prevent it from getting worse.

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It is important to understand bladder infection causes; so that you can prevent infections. If you’re a frequent sufferer of bladder infections and Cystitis, another great product from Native Remedies called UTI Clear is a homeopathic remedy which helps improve and maintain bladder health. Use UTI Clear as a preventative; and BladderWell as a curative. Once you have a bladder infection, try to clear it up as quickly as possible; before it becomes much more serious.

If you are in serious pain, have a fever, and/or you see blood in your urine, visit your medical doctor. It is likely that you will need a prescription of anti-biotics if the bladder infection has progressed too far.