Cystitis is a term for inflammation of the bladder and most of the time is caused by a bacterial infection called UTI (urinary tract infections). Symptoms of cystitis include pain while urinating, felling unwell, pain in lower back or abdomen, frequent urge to urinate, pain during sexual intercourse, strong smell of urine, low grade fever, pressure in the pelvis and blood in your urine.
There are several types of cystitis such as traumatic cystitis, which is the common form of cystitis and is usually caused by forceful sexual intercourse. Interstitial cystitis, which is considered more of an injury to the bladder and antibiotics won’t work here, you need to go for special therapies. Hemorrhagic cystitis occurs as a side effect of radiation.
Cystica cystitis is a chronic cystitis accompanied by formation of cysts and can cause urinary tract infections. Cystitis causes by poor hygiene, bacterial infection, Tuberculosis, Tumor in your bladder, kidney stones, diabetes or pelvic inflammatory disorders. Listed below are few natural remedies helping to treat cystitis.
Natural Cures For Cystitis
Goldenseal is a natural herbal remedy considered as a natural antibiotic and immune system enhancer for treating cystitis. Goldenseal herb has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antibiotic and astringent properties, which helps to alleviate cystitis symptoms. Berberine, is a substance present in goldenseal root, which is known to prevent bacteria from attaching the walls of urethra and bladder.
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This herb also contains streptococci promoting easier removal of bacteria by inhibiting their ability to adhere to tissue surfaces. Goldenseal taken in capsule, tablet, tea or tinctures should not be taken for more than 3 days at a stretch. Avoid using this herb if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Green tea is a herbal tea made from unfermented leaves from ‘camellia sinensis’ plant containing high level of antioxidants called as polyphenols helping to fight free radical damage to your body cells.
It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties aiming to prevent damage to the bladder wall, thereby reducing inflammation and pain in the nerves in the bladder. Drinking more than 3 cups of green tea can lead to acid reflux and insomnia.
Compress is very soothing to an urinary tract. Applying hot compress on the lower abdomen or taking a warm water bath helps to relieve your discomfort and pain. For those whom hot compress don’t work, cold compress might do the trick by easing the congestion in your bladder.
Garlic is a natural remedy used from centuries to combat infections for those suffering from inflammation of bladder.
It has natural antibiotics, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties helping to eliminate bacteria associated with staphylococcus cystitis. Eating raw garlic sounds unpleasant, but you can crush it and use as garnishing over salads.
Blueberries is a favorite fruit rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which is useful for preventing cystitis as well for treating an cystitis attack. Pronthocyanidin chemicals help to prevent Escherichia coli bacteria from clinging to the wall of bladder and urethra and therefore bacteria flushes out before establishing an infection.
The effect of this blueberry fruit or blueberry juice last up to 10 hours so it is advisable to take it two times a day. Consume plenty amount of blueberries as it helps to alleviate symptoms of cystitis.
There are several more natural remedies to cure cystitis, such as intake of fluids, using lubricant during intercourse, get some rest as possible, cutting off completely on alcohol consumption, caffeine and acidic drinks. Wish you all the very best!
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