Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a disease that involves the infection and inflammation of your urinary system. When you have a UTI, you may experience pain while urinating, frequent urination, and side and lower back pains. Some of the common treatments for UTI include antibiotics and pain medications. However, these UTI medications may have side effects, such as fever, stomachaches, and some allergic reactions.
To avoid resorting to antibiotics, people may tend to look for natural remedies for UTI. Herbal treatments, like cranberries, green tea, or garlic, are commonly used by people with UTI. Research says that cranberry and Lactobacillus products are the most promising alternative to antibiotics. In combination with propolis, these products are said to have the most robust results(1). Despite these findings, further studies are needed to verify these propositions.
Your diet can help prevent UTI. Eating healthy food promotes urinary tract health and may fight against infections.
The following food groups may be ingested to avoid persistent UTI.
Meanwhile, these are examples of food that may worsen the symptoms of UTI:
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by a bacterial infection in the urinary system. This system encompasses the kidney, bladder, and ureter. Examination of urine culture and urinalysis are used to diagnose UTI.
Some UTI symptoms include(2):
This condition can be prevented by drinking a lot of fluids and practicing good hygiene.
Drinking plenty of water may help remove bacteria from your urinary tract. Meanwhile, good hygiene may prevent E.coli (bacteria) from entering the urinary tract.