A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection of the urethra,
ureters, kidneys, or bladder. An infection of the bladder, which is called
cystitis, is the most common type of urinary tract infection.
Urethritis, or infection of the urethra, is also very common, and may occur either on its own or in combination with cystitis.
If a person has a urinary tract infection, they may experience a burning pain
urinating, and the urine may be
bad smelling, dark, even bloody. It is common to feel like
urinating a lot, but get rid of only a small amount amount of urine each time.
Other symptoms include: abdominal pain,
backache, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and/or irritability.
Due to the female urinary tract structure, UTIs are more common in women than
men. The urethra is the small tube that drains urine from the bladder and out of the body. In the female body, the urethra lies close to the rectum and vagina. Bacteria from the lower intestine or vagina thus can easily migrate to and travel up the urethra into the bladder. In fact, this happens quite frequently, but it does not usually result in infection. First, urination washes the bacteria out of the body. Second, the lining of the bladder resists the invasion of bacteria, and urine itself is
bacteriostatic, meaning that it inhibits bacterial growth. If these natural defense mechanisms are not
successful bladder infection can result. In more serious
cases, bacteria continue to migrate from the bladder, up through the
ureters, and into the kidneys, causing inflammation or infection of kidney tissue.
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Factors that increase risk of a UTI or urinary tract infection
include: constipation, poor
diet / malnutrition, and sexual intercourse. Women who
using a diaphragm for birth control are at higher risk. Even the chemicals in bubble baths and the scents and dyes in some toilet tissue can cause local irritation that leads to an infection. Recurrent UTIs can be a sign of a structural problem in the urinary tract system that causes reflux to occur. That is, the urine moves back up through the urethra to the bladder, and sometimes into the kidneys, instead of moving out of the body.
This reflux creates a great environment for bacterial growth.
Urinary tract infections are not common in men so it is important to have a complete medical
checkup, including ultrasound and x-rays. In women, urinary tract infections are
fairly common, and do not always signal a severe health problem.
But, if a woman experiences
2 or 3 episodes within a few months, she should be
checked for a anatomical abnormalities or other possible
problems. If you develop a urinary tract infection, it is important to have it treated
completely, so that it does not spread to your kidneys. To determine whether or not an infection is present, and which specific bacteria are involved, your doctor will recommend both a urinalysis and urine culture. You may be tested again after treatment to be certain that the treatment was successful.
CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
Urinary tract infection are treated with antibiotics. Most antibiotics are excreted through the urinary tract, so they make their way to the site of the infection on
the way out of the body, killing the organism responsible for the infection. Treatment of
simple cystitis normally is not complicated and consists of a short
1 to 3 day course of antibiotics. A persistent infection may need a longer course of treatment, up to
10 days. However, be careful because antibiotics can have a variety of side effects, including allergic reactions,
diarrhea, upset stomach, and intestinal or
vaginal yeast infections. An
alternative is an herbal antibiotic with echinacea, goldren
seal, astragalus, and others (See Immunity)
As always good diet and nutritional supplementation can help
to both prevent and heal urinary tract infection and
associated health issues. A good colon cleansing that also
helps to restore the "good" bacteria is also very
SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM TO TRY
ADULTS / TEENS:
Plus - do this first to cleanse toxins and make the
other supplements work better.
4 Life with Genesis - has 4 products in it which all
will benefit people with Urinary tract infections and related health
problems. This kit
1. Advanced Omega
2. Mega Juice
OTHER CHANGES TO MAKE
- drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled water a day
- eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables
- juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
- celery and watermelon are good to eat
- do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
- do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
- use stress relief like going for walks in the park
- brown rice and millet are good to eat
- avoid red meat and animal fats
- reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
- fast a few days a month
- a colon intestinal cleansing is helpful
- get sleep
- exercise light to moderate amounts
- do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
- PRAY ... it does help with all aspects of life and healing