Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

Symptoms and Causes of Urinary Track Infection

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Urinary tract infection treatment is critically important; and the earlier in the infection, the better. Urinary analgesic is a common treatment for serious urinary track infections, while acute urinary retention may require surgery.

We ask you to also consider natural old home remedies for urinary tract infection treatment; particularly if used early on in the infection, they can be very effective (although always discuss treatment with your medical doctor).

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

If you’re experiencing urinary track infection symptoms you’re probably not very comfortable. A UTI may involve the kidneys, ureters, bladder and/or urethra all of which transport urine out of the body.

The kidneys get rid of waste and unused water from your blood, the ureters move urine from the kidney to the bladder, and the bladder stores urine until it’s ready to be expelled. Then the urethra relaxes to allow urine out of your body.

When this system gets infected it results minimally in some level of physical distress. The further up the urinary tract infection, the more serious the symptoms become. When this infection reaches the kidneys it results in vomiting, chills, and fever whereas lower urinary tract infections may simply burn or itch.

On average 7 million people annually experience urinary tract infection symptoms serious enough to see their physician. Of this number about 12 percent will be men, and 40 percent are women.

Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Track Infections

When a person’s lower urinary tract gets infected, there’s irritation and inflammation. This leads to a person feeling as if they have to urinate all the time even if only a small amount of urine is released each time.

Additionally individuals might feel like they cannot hold back their urine or they can’t completely empty themselves and have pain in their lower abdomen. Beyond this the urine is often cloudy or smells foul, and a low-grade fever can develop causing chills and weariness.

By comparison the upper urinary tract infection symptoms tend to be more severe, and often come on quite quickly. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, chills, shaking, night sweats, a pain in the side near the waist, and potentially poor appetite.

Basics & Causes of Urinary Tract Infections:

What causes a urinary tract or bladder infection? The urinary tract works with numerous other systems in your body including the intestines, lungs and even your skin. Together systems like this get rid of chemicals and wastes you don’t need, while processing and transporting those you do need.

An average adult eliminates over a quart of urine daily. The urea is removed from the blood, along with other wastes, at the kidneys. From here, urine goes to ureters (that basically keep things moving outward) and to the bladder. When urine doesn’t move properly, infections can occur.

The bladder holds urine (up to two cups) for up to five hours. After this it becomes uncomfortable and, in fact, holding excess urine for longer than that also may cause urinary tract infection symptoms.

Acute urinary retention (which is an inability to urinate) can be a symptom of another, more serious, health issue. Medical treatment is essential.

Other Causes of Urinary Infections include:

  • illness or aging that detracts from the kidney’s ability to clean the blood
  • injury to various parts of the urinary system
  • immune deficiencies
  • STDs

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment and Natural Old Home Remedies

One of the best known remedies for urinary infections is cranberry juice (unsweetened works best).

You can use cranberry extract tablets in place of the juice and they are believed to be more effective than the juice (more concentrated).

Proanthocyanins in cranberries act to prevent ‘bad’ bacteria in the urinary tract.

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

A common medical treatment for urinary infection is a urinary analgesic (phenazopyridine hydrochloride) however there are some serious potential side effects (including nausea, renal toxicity, hemolytic anemia, hepatic toxicity, and more). Consult with your doctor to find out what treatment would work best for you.

Another helpful product to help relieve urinary tract infection is UTI-Clear. UTI-Clear is a 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal remedy formulated by a team of natural health experts for urinary tract health. UTI-Clear can be used consistently to safely support ongoing health and systemic balance in the urinary system.

Summary:

It’s important to realize that symptoms of a urinary tract infection may be indicative of other physical problems that should be investigated by a trained physician.

Urinary tract infection treatment needs to be in consultation with your doctor. Most infections of this nature require prescription medication to avoid having the infection spread, and to heal properly.

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment