There are alternative bladder infection treatments to the conventional antibiotics. In this post, we’ll cover some easy, yet potent treatments, of which some are available right at home.
Bladder Infection Causes
Burning or stabbing pain when urinating might be one of a couple of bladder infection symptoms. Bladder infection is caused by bacteria growing in the bladder or in the tube through which urine passes out of the body (urethra). Bacteria can travel from the rectum or the vagina towards the urethra to enter the bladder, causing infection. Sometimes bacteria may enter the bladder via the urethra from nearby skin.
Severe bladder infections may cause pain in the pelvic region, even when not urinating. Fortunately, most bladder infections – even recurring cases – aren’t serious enough to impact overall health. However, UTIs are very uncomfortable and can be extremely painful. In general, women are more susceptible to bladder infections due to the shorter length of their urethra.
Bladder Infection Treatment
Heat Area of Bladder
A quick relief from the dull ache that sometimes accompanies bladder infection, can be obtained by centering a heating pad or a warm, moist compress over the bladder.
Increase Water Consumption
A somewhat undervalued bladder infection treatment is increasing the amount of water one consumes.
Drinking water helps the body empty the bacteria from the bladder and dilute the urine.
This is very necessary, as concentrated, dark urine is more acidic and more painful to pass. Diluted urine is lighter in colour and usually doesn’t burn as much.
Further helpful lifestyle modifications for bladder infections include urinating frequently, wearing loose clothing, drinking cranberry juice and avoiding caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea or soda.
Did you know that caffeine irritates the bladder more when one has an infection?
Take Colloidal Silver
The most obvious bladder infection treatment is an anti-bacterial agent.
For centuries, silver has been used for its antibacterial properties to prevent and treat a variety of diseases, and most notably infections.
Thus, colloidal silver is the perfect bladder infection treatment.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver is made up of microscopic silver particles, suspended or dissolved in demineralised water. It can be drunk or used in lotions and sprays.
Why Is Colloidal Silver A Bladder Infection Treatment?
Bladder infection is caused by bacteria, which are single celled “animals”. They do not have lungs with which to breathe, so they depend on attaching themselves to certain enzymes for metabolism in order live and thrive. The presence of colloidal silver near a bacterium, disables the bacteria’s oxygen metabolism enzyme – its “chemical lung”, so to speak.
It does that by blocking the respiratory enzyme system (energy production), preventing it from breathing. Within a few minutes, the pathogen “suffocates” and dies, and is cleared out of the body by a combination of the immune, lymphatic and other elimination systems. The best of all is, unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics – which destroy beneficial enzymes – colloidal silver leaves all tissue-cell enzymes intact.
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