Bladder infection also known bacterial cystitis, this common type of bladder infection is caused by bacteria, usually E. Coli, and in most cases responds to treatment with antibiotics. Sometimes a person can have several bladder infections within a year. This is called recurrent cystitis. In this situation long-term treatment with low dose antibiotics helps to reduce the frequency of these bladder infections.
Another type of bladder infection is called interstitial cystitis. There is no known cause of interstitial cystitis and, unlike bladder infections that are caused by bacteria, it does not respond to antibiotics. Because interstitial cystitis and bladder infection share the same symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency and pelvic pain, the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis may go undetected for years. Many patients are treated repeatedly with antibiotics only to continue with their suffering.
With the early recognition of the symptoms of interstitial cystitis we can eliminate the frustration that many patients have endured in the past by offering prompt diagnosis and treatment. Before deciding one has a bladder infection, one may want to determine the difference between such an infection and an overactive bladder. There are several different methods in which to control same.
While some cases can be treated at home, others require medical treatment or even hospitalization and surgery. One may need to seek medical treatment for more serious conditions. As such, if you are experiencing a great deal of pain and discomfort, you must visit a local clinic or hospital. Whereas, if you experiencing frequent urination and minor discomfort, you can try a number of home remedies and treatment before seeking further treatment.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Urinary frequency may be more than 10 times a day
- Urinary urgency difficulty in postponing the need to void
- Pain will be located in the lower abdomen, bladder or pelvic areas, back or thigh
- No evidence of bladder infection
List of Home Remedies:
Honey and Cinnamon: Add 1 tbsp of honey and ground cinnamon in a boiling for 10 to 15 minutes to make an herbal tea and consume 2 to 3 times a day.
Virgin Coconut Oil: Take 2 Tbsp of Virgin Coconut Oil or you can also apply the oil direct to the infected area.
Lemon Juice: Consume 1 glass of lemon juice daily.
Baking Soda: Take a glass of water and add 1 tsp of baking soda and drink once a day.
Cranberry Juice: Consume 1 glass of cranberry juice everyday to prevent any bladder infection.
Yoghurt: Add yoghurt in your daily diet it is very beneficial treating bladder.
Drumstick Flowers: Add 1 tsp of drumstick flowers juice in half a glass of coconut water and consume it 2 times daily.
Spinach: Take some spinach juice and add same amount of coconut water to it, and consume once daily.
Radish Leaves Juice: Drink one glass of radish juice every day to prevent and cure bladder infection.
Garlic: Add garlic to your daily diet in order to treat and prevent infection.