Monday, August 11, 2014

UTI woes?

Do you suffer from urinary tract infections? Anyone who's had one knows the burning urination, urgent urination and bladder pain are not a fun experience. Here are our tips for you:


1) Drink plenty of water 

3) Urinate when you feel the need. Don't resist the urge to go! 

4) For women, wipe from front to back 

5) Urinate immediately after sexual intercourse 

6) Consume a quality probiotic supplement or yogurt frequently to keep your gut flora healthy.


Quit with the cranberry juice! It's loaded with both sugar and acid. Although the acid helps fight the infection, it's often irritating to the delicate tissues of the ureters and bladder. Sugar is what bacteria thrives on. 

1) At the first sign of the beginning of a UTI dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water. Drink this away from other fluids. You can repeat up to 3 times a day.

2) Another great way to combat UTIs is taking d-Mannos. d-Mannos is a sugar that occurs in fruits like cranberries and peaches. It is thought to stop UTIs by preventing bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract. Take d-Mannos as directed on the package. See if this does not start helping out right away!

3) Drink unsweetened blueberry juice has the same effect as cranberry juice and is much gentler to the system. Blueberries are a marvelous to use proactively as they are high in antioxidants.

~If your symptoms do not improve, if you start running a fever or if you experience pain around your kidneys, see your PCP right away. A kidney infection is no laughing matter. ~


Left Hand Community Acupuncture is located in the heart of Old Town Lafayette 
at the corner of Simpson St. and Michigan Ave. LHCA offers an affordable sliding 
scale of $25-$55. We do not ask for proof of income. You decide what you feel is 
fair to you and fair to us. We treat patients in a relaxed, group setting that promotes 
an atmosphere of healing. Caroline Adams is a Licensed 
Acupuncturist and nationally board certified. Acupuncture can help with a wide range of health 
issues including pain, stress, insomnia, arthritis, allergies, depression, headaches, 
fatigue, cold and flu, digestive issues, PMS, infertility and many other health concerns. 

1 comment:

  1. Great read and important info Caroline. I love blueberries.


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