You don’t realize how important your UT (Urinary Tract) is unless you have an infection out there. And when infections occur, you have a tough time dealing. If you have one or know someone, who is suffering with it then here are best 10 home remedies for UTI (Urinary Tract Infections). Before I list you about it, there are few things, which you require knowing.

Remedies for UTI

What Is Urinary Tract?

A human’s urinary tract system produces urine & helps in carrying it out of the body through a pipe. The urinary system includes

  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Tubes (connecting the kidneys)

What Is Urinary Tract Infection?

When germs (or bacteria) enter into your urinary tract, they cause a serious infection and thus the name – “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)”. Generally, the infection occurs anywhere between kidneys & urethra (part where your urine gets out). Urinary tract infections can be of different types but the most common one is “bladder infection”, which often causes burning or pain when one urinates. The germs or bacteria enter into your urinary system via urethra, tube which carries urine from bladder. The germs usually reside inside your larger intestine & often found in stools. When these germs enter inside urethra, they may travel up to your kidneys and bladder.

Bladder infections aren’t serious if treated in the right way. Moreover, if left untreated or not taken proper care, a bladder infection has the ability to spread to kidneys as well (which can be very serious & can cause a permanent damage). When compared to men, women get more UTI infections, especially bladder infections and this is because females have short urethras. Thus, making it easier for germs to move towards the bladders.

What Causes Urinary Tract Infections?

The possible causes of UTI include:

  • Bacteria living in larger intestine
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Use of catheter (a flexible small tube inserted into bladder to permit urine to drain out)
  • Bacteria traveling via lymph system or blood
  • Enlarged prostate (usually In men)
  • Kidney stones
  • Diabetes
  • Improper or blocked urine flow

Symptoms Of Urinary Tract Infection

  • Burning or painful sensation while urinating (dysuria)
  • Feel to urinate frequently but not much comes out
  • Pain in the lower belly or abdominal pain
  • Urine smells bad
  • Blood in the urine
  • Urine looks red, pink or cloudy
  • Pain on any one side of back (especially under the ribs)
  • Chills
  • Leaking urine
  • Pressure or pain in lower abdomen
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

When To See A Doctor?

If the infection is mild, it can treated with few UTI home remedies. However, meet a doctor immediately if you:

  • Have fever, vomiting, pain and nausea
  • Have kidney problems, diabetes and weaker immune system
  • Are above 65 years
  • Are pregnant