Cystitis is a condition which occurs due to inflammation in the urethra and bladder, and is usually caused by wearing wet clothes for too long in the summer, giving bacteria opportunity to grow and spread. The condition causes symptoms such as frequent urination and burning sensation when urinating, and can be quite difficult to get rid of. Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics for any infections, but due to their side-effects, it’s best to treat the problem naturally.
Cranberry juice is one of the most effective remedies against cystitis. The juice is rich in iron and vitamin C, as well as flavonoids and proanthocyanins which can relieve inflammation in the mucous membranes of the urinary tract. In cases of cystitis, experts recommend drinking 250 ml. fresh cranberry juice every 20 minutes during the first few hours after noticing the symptoms of the infection. In this way, the juice will keep the infection from spreading and cut it down at its roots.
Add some pumpkin seeds into the juice, and you will also strengthen your bladder muscles besides treating the infection. By reinforcing these muscles, you will be able to reduce the number of trips to the bathroom.
The discomfort and pain caused by cystitis can be relieved with a sitz bath or a warm bottle of water placed over the affected area. Keep your feet warm during the infection and make sure to drink plenty of water during the day in order to promote elimination.
When do we have to go to the doctor?
If any of the aforementioned remedies don’t help after a week or two or the cystitis is accompanied by vomiting, nausea and fever, we suggest visiting a doctor immediately before bigger problems occur.
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