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The sweet solution to eliminating urinary tract infections

by , 04 April 2013

Urinary tract infections can cause great discomfort. And chances you'll get a bladder infection are higher if you have any problem that blocks the flow of urine from your bladder. This includes having kidney stones or an enlarged prostate gland. But there's a solution. Read on to discover the sweet remedy you can use to stop urinary infections in their tracks.

Most urinary tract infections are bladder infections. And while bladder infections usually aren’t serious, if left untreated they can spread to your kidneys. And this can cause permanent damage.

So what causes urinary tract infections?

“Usually, germs get into your system through your urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body. The germs that usually cause these infections live in your large intestine and are found in your stool. If these germs get inside your urethra, they can travel up into your bladder and kidneys and cause an infection,” explains WebMD.com.

What are the symptoms?

WebMD says you may have a urinary tract infection if you have any of these symptoms:
 

  • You feel pain or burning when you urinate.
  • You feel like you have to urinate often, but not much urine comes out when you do.
  • Your belly feels tender or heavy.
  • Your urine is cloudy or smells bad.
  • You have pain on one side of your back under your ribs.

Luckily, there’s a natural remedy you can use to eliminate urinary tract infections.

Use this solution to relieve the discomfort of a urinary tract infection

D-mannose can quickly eliminate the discomfort of a urinary tract infection in about 90% of cases. This natural simple sugar works by coating E. coli bacteria, making it impossible for it to cling to the walls of the bladder and urinary tract so that it washes out of the body in the normal flow of urine,” says Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healing.

“D-mannose is quite safe, and although the directions say to take 1/2 to 1 tsp. every 4 to 6 hours, you can use more of it and more often to rid yourself of the infection as soon as possible,” he explains.

However, there’s one precautionary measure you should take.

“If your symptoms have not begun to subside within 24 hours, it is important to switch to an antibiotic promptly. 10% of all urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria other than E. coli. If that is the case, D-mannose will not eliminate the infection,” advises Dr Wright.

So there you have it. A sweet solution to help you eliminate urinary tract infections.




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