Did you know that millions of people suffer from bladder infections every year? You may be among them, experiencing the dread that comes with urination and fearing the infection getting worse. It’s hard to know what’s going on with your body and the best way to fix it. That's why we wanted to give you some good information so you have a plan next time you find yourself suffering from a UTI.
On this week's episode of Lunch with the Doc, Rachelle Rodriquez, FNP goes in-depth to explain what a bladder infection is, the symptoms associated with it and the best steps to take to get better quick.
Tune in the video below!
How do you know if you are experiencing a bladder infection?
Pain or burning when urinating
Bloody or cloudy urine
Lower back pain
Feeling confused, exhausted, weak
Many people turn to antibiotics and over the counter medication for relief. But, not so fast… there is a natural solution that works wonders
Here at our office, Marcela Dominguez, MD swears by this home remedy.
Check out this quick fix:
4 oz water
Juice from ½ lemon
½ tsp of baking soda
1 tsp D-mannose powder (Sprout’s, Whole Foods, Mother’s)
Drink twice daily for a few days.
Also, drink lots of water/fluids to help flush out the bladder of unwanted infection. This can include unsweetened cranberry juice as part of the fluids.
If your symptoms continue to worsen, it is best to get professional help. At Health in Balance, we offer testing to determine what type of infection you are facing and the best solution.
Keep these tips in your back pocket for when you find yourself suffering from a bladder infection. Hope it helps!