Mill Creek Urinary Infections or cystitis is a bacterial infection that plagues both men and women although it is less common in men.
Synthetic medicine, antibiotics in particular is the conventional way of treating this infection. However, taking it can disturb the good bacteria in your body and following that is the weakening of your immune system. Your immune system plays a big role because when it’s weakened, you will be susceptible to more urinary tract infections. For women, it can even lead to vaginal yeast infection.
Luckily, there are natural remedies to prevent and treat cystitis. We recommend that you come in for a consultation with a naturopathic doctor to formulate a program for you especially if you have reoccurring cystitis.
Usually the cause of urinary infections is bacteria. The bacteria enter through the urinary tract or on very rare occasions, through the bloodstream. In most scenarios, E-coli is the culprit. It can enter the urethra during intercourse. There have also been cases where spermicidal, diaphragm use and delayed post coital urination lead to UTI.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection
- Pain and discomfort when urinating
- Frequent need to urinate
- Cloudy and strong smelling urine
- Pain or pressure in lower abdomen
- Back pain
- Low fever of 38C (100.4F) or above
- Worse cases have blood in urine
When you go to our clinic, your urinary tract infection will be addressed by first assessing your lifestyle and general health. We will identify the underlying cause of the infection and will advise you on how to treat and prevent future infections.
Cranberry juice is probably the most commonly known home remedy for urinary infection. Cranberry reduces the ability of E.coli to stick to the bladder and urethra’s linings. Other herbs that have been used to treat bladder infections are bearberry (uva ursi), goldenseal, barberry and Oregon grape. Bearberry is believed to have antiseptic, antibacterial and astringent activity.
There’s been research that a simple sugar called D-mannose can decrease the ability of E.coli to stick to the walls of urethra and bladder as well. It can be purchased in powder form.
Our natural approach to treatment of chronic urinary infection involves looking at all the factors that influences your health. This way we can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that you will benefit from in the future.