Why am I having frequent urinary tract infection? Is it possible to get in a bad cycle and keep getting them repeatedly?
Urinary tract infection is a real nuisance. It presents with frequent and painful urination, getting up at night to void and, occasionally, blood in the urine. It is usually related to sexual activity (you may have heard the term honeymoon cystitis). During intercourse the urethra (the external entrance to the bladder) gets rubbed, and bacteria from the vagina just hop right up inside to the bladder.
What it might help in case of urinary tract infection
Several measures can be helpful:
- First, drink lots of water. Liquids flush out the germs trying to live in your bladder.
- Cranberry juice has natural bacteria killing properties, so it can be especially helpful.
- After you have intercourse, no matter how mellow you may feel, get up and void – that will mechanically wash bacteria out of the urethra.
- intimate hygiene products should be natural ,
- if you feel the need to go to the toilet, do not delay
- avoid douching / sprays , wipes perfume / deodorant intimate,
avoid hot baths or bath foam (even small children , because the future will be prone to urinary infections )
- wear only a linen cotton , preferably white without artificial dyes and avoid tight pants and uncomfortable
- only use toilet paper as little processed (unbleached ) and the kind of paper pile (which is full of lint to shaking ) , avoid if possible . This advice was given to me by a doctor with a great experience and outstanding stock of knowledge . It will wipe the area from front to back , never backwards to avoid transportation of unwanted bacteria.
Avoid using towels daily because they don’t let genitals to breathe and predispose them to infections of any kind. For menstruating use natural absorbent, unbleached cotton , not tampons.
Natural remedy for urinary tract infection
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 3 stalks of celery
- 1 lemon
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 apples
How to prepare:
All the ingredients go through cold press juicer.
Drink immediately, or you can keep in the refrigerator for several hours.
If these simple measures don’t work, and you keep getting urinary tract infection, check to make sure you are not spilling sugar into the bladder. Recurrent infections are one way women can be diagnosed with diabetes. But if you are just one of those unlucky women who keep getting urinary tract infection, you may want to consider taking one antibiotic tablet every time you have intercourse.
Many of urology doctors recommend an antibiotic such as macrodantin, because it stays mostly in the urine, and doesn’t have much effect on the other parts of the body (and does not usually produce a secondary vaginal yeast infection.) Other experts occasionally recommend taking one antibiotic tablet a day for several months, but in either case, you should be able to get this condition under control.