For most doctors the solution for bladder infections is to prescribe an antibiotic. These antibiotics only relieves you of the symptoms not the cause. The bacteria that cause bladder infections, E. coli, can survive any onslaught from antibiotics resulting in reoccurrences of the infection later on. If you have a high fever or other more serious symptoms then antibiotics work but it doesn’t take care or rid the body of the E. coli bacteria that has built up in the body. However, some doctors have noted that there are natural remedies that work to treat and heal your body of bladder infections and from any reoccurrences.
What are these natural remedies that can help cure your bladder infection?
The first natural remedy to heal bladder infections is to drink cranberry or blueberry juice. The juices stops the E. coli bacteria from actually sticking to the walls of your bladder, which helps provide a permanent solution or healing from bladder infections not just a temporary solution from the symptoms. Drink 24 ounces of unsweetened juice a day, you don’t need to drink it all at one time you can break it up into three servings. You can also take capsule forms of the juices. The next natural remedy is one of the best remedies around and that is to drink lots of water. You’ve heard it before, drinking at least 64 oz. of water a day is good for the body and it works in this case to help heal bladder infections. Drinking lots of water flushes out the system and rids your body of toxins and infections.
The next natural remedies that can heal bladder infections are vitamins and supplements Take 300 to 400 mg of magnesium citrate a day to help eliminate the E.coli bacteria in the system. Taking Vitamin C (1000-4000 mg), Vitamin A (50,000 iu), and bioflavonoids (300-600 mg) helps to strengthen the inner surface of the bladder, which makes it harder for the bacteria to stick to the walls of the bladder. Make sure you take these dosages under the supervision of a doctor and only while you have the bladder infection. Take the recommended dosage of Vitamin C only for one week. Taking Zinc strengthens the immune system take 30 mg a day. A combination of four herbs can help heal bladder infections: uva-ursi – kills bacteria in the urine, couch grass – cleanses and soothes the bladder, dandelion – a diuretic that helps urine to flow and flush out the bacteria, and Echinacea – strengthens the immune system. Use 1 oz. of tincture of each herb in a bottle and take ½ teaspoon of the mixture three times a day. Applying these natural remedies should help heal that bladder infection and rid your body of the baceteria that has set up shop in your bladder creating the infection.