7 Best Remedies for Bladder Infections

Bladder infection, is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI). It is commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli, though other bacteria or fungi may also be the cause rarely. The condition involves pain in urination, frequent urination, and the feeling to urinate despite having an empty bladder. Bladder infection is a very common condition, with more than 10 million cases reported every year in India. It is more common in women than men.

Bladder infection can be painful, so it is better prevented than cured. Here are 7 remedies that are helpful in preventing UTIs and also helpful in easing their symptoms.

1.      Water: The first of all things to do is drink plenty of water. Water will help flush out the bacteria causing the problem.
2.      Urinate frequently: Drinking more water will lead to more urination, which will flush out the causal microbes even faster.
3.      Vitamin C: Get foods high in vitamin C. Vitamin C makes urine acidic, and that inhibits the growth of bacteria in the bladder or urinary tract.
4.      Garlic: Garlic consists of allicin, which has active antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Be sure to include that in your diet, or just have a clove of garlic in the morning.
5.      Diet: Controlling your diet can prevent many diseases from occurring in your body. If you have bladder infection, excluding bladder irritants such as caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, nicotine and artificial sweeteners will help alleviate symptoms.
6.      Cloves: Cloves have anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Include them in your diet or chew a clove after having food. But be sure not to overdo it.
7.      Cranberry juice: Cranberry juice has been a treatment for bladder infections for quite a time. This is due to presence of A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs) in the juice, which prevent the bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract.

These remedies are only for providing relief. If you still have problems with bladder infection, consult a doctor or urologist.Urinary tract infection treatment is available in most top hospitals in Patna, Darbhanga, Delhi and Gurgaon, which have the best urologists in India for treatment and care.