If you already suffered from urinary tract infections or UTIs, then you already know how uncomfortable having one is. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of UTIs that you should know about in case you hadn’t had it yet:
- Frequent urge to urinate even if there’s very little or no pee that comes out
- Burning sensation when urinating
- Urine that appears cloudy or blood-tinged, or has a strange smell
- Pain or heaviness in the lower back or lower abdominal area
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Fever or chills, indicating that the infection may have reached your kidneys
UTIs are more frequently experienced by women than men. That’s because a female’s urethra is situated very close to the anus where bacteria tend to thrive. Also, the female urethra is shorter in length than that of a man’s, making it easier for bacteria to ascend and cause an infection in the bladder or kidneys.
It’s not unlikely for you to suffer from UTIs repeatedly throughout your lifetime. If this is your first time to encounter the signs and symptoms, make sure that you pay your doctor a visit right away. You will be asked to provide a urine sample so that a laboratory testing may be conducted on it to determine the presence of bacteria causing UTIs.
Once it is confirmed that you have the infection that affects parts of the renal system, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics. This is the most common way to kill off those bacteria, thus putting an end to the problem. It’s not unlikely for your doctor to prescribe some painkillers too in order to manage pain associated with UTIs.
The problem with the administration of antibiotics is it usually comes with some unfavorable side effects. In other words, you are very likely to face a new set of problems while your primary crisis is being treated. Some of the common side effects of antibiotics include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Stomach upset
- White coating or patches on the tongue
- Vaginal discharge or itchiness
Also, failure to take all of the prescribed antibiotics may cause the development of bacteria that are resistant to low-dose antibiotics. That is why you should continue to finish off all the medications your doctor has prescribed even when you already feel better or when you no longer notice the presence of the signs and symptoms of UTIs.
Opting for an all-natural remedy for UTIs is a great way to steer clear of those nasty side effects and risks. There is a particular home remedy for UTIs that many people swear by. It is so effective that the complete elimination of bacteria in the renal system is possible even after just one treatment. Here’s the recipe:
- 250 g of parsley root
- 250 g of lemon rind
- 250 g of honey
- 2 dl of olive oil
- Slice the parsley root thinly.
- Place it in a blender together with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until you end up with a smooth consistency.
- Transfer in a clean container and store in the fridge.
That’s the very simple DIY remedy for UTIs. All you have to do is consume a spoon of it daily, preferably in the morning. You should also see to it that you drink plenty of water. This will help in flushing out bacteria in the affected parts of your renal system, thus considerably shortening the duration of the infection. You may also increase your fluid intake by having green tea, herbal tea, fruits and soups.
Remember to carefully wash your parsley root before chopping it up and placing it in the blender. Also, it’s a good idea to opt for raw and organic honey that is free of pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals that can have a negative impact on your health.