Bladder infections, also known as cystitis or urinary tract infections (UTIs), are a common complaint that affects millions of individuals globally. While bladder infections may be uncomfortable and disruptive, they are typically easy to treat with proper care.
In this article, I discuss the causes, symptoms, and how a bladder cleanse can help sweep away infection causing bacteria and improve overall bladder health.
Understanding Bladder Infections
Bladder infections occur when bacteria, often Escherichia coli (E. coli) that normally reside in the intestines, enter the urinary tract and multiply in the bladder. The close proximity of the urethra to the anus in women makes them more susceptible to these infections. Though most bladder infections are not serious, they can lead to more severe complications if left untreated.
Did you know?
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)are the second most common infections behind respiratory infections
- Women are twice as likely to contract infections than men
- 90 percent of infections are caused by E. coli
Symptoms of a Bladder Infection or UTI
Common symptoms of a bladder infection include:
- Frequent Urination: An increased urge to urinate more often than usual, even when the bladder is not full
- Burning Sensation: A burning or painful sensation during urination, often referred to as dysuria
- Urgency: Feeling a strong and sudden need to urinate, sometimes without being able to wait
- Cloudy or Bloody Urine: Urine that appears cloudy, dark, or has a reddish or pinkish hue due to the presence of blood
- Strong Odor: Foul-smelling urine, which can be a sign of infection
- Lower Abdominal Discomfort: Mild to moderate pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen or pelvic region
- Pelvic Pressure: A feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvic area, often accompanied by discomfort
- Fatigue: Feeling tired or drained, which can be associated with the body’s response to infection
- General Malaise: A general sense of feeling unwell, including symptoms like mild fever, chills, and body aches
It’s important to note that while these symptoms are common in bladder infections, they can also be indicative of other urinary tract issues or conditions. If left untreated, a bladder infection can worsen and lead to a more serious kidney infection.
Bladder Infection Causes and Risk Factors
Several factors contribute to the development of bladder infections:
Bacterial Entry. Bacteria can enter the urethra through improper wiping, sexual activity, or the use of unclean public restrooms.
Anatomy. Women have a shorter urethra, making it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder. Menopause and pregnancy can also increase the risk.
Catheter Use. Catheters provide an entry point for bacteria, putting individuals who require catheterization at higher risk.
Urinary Stasis. Incomplete bladder emptying can result from conditions like kidney stones or an enlarged prostate, fostering bacterial growth.
Antibiotics. While antibiotics are commonly prescribed to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), there are certain factors that can increase the risk of recurrent UTIs, even when antibiotics are used. Some of these factors include:
Antibiotic Resistance. Over time, bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics. If a UTI is caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the infection may not be fully clear even with antibiotic treatment. This can lead to the persistence of bacteria in the urinary tract, increasing the risk of a recurring infection.
Incomplete Treatment. Not completing a full course of antibiotics as prescribed by a healthcare professional can contribute to recurrent infections. Even if symptoms improve, stopping antibiotics prematurely can leave some bacteria alive and potentially lead to a relapse.
Bacterial Persistence. In some cases, bacteria can remain dormant in the urinary tract after an infection has been treated. These bacteria can become active again later, causing a new infection.
Anatomical Factors. Certain anatomical factors, such as structural abnormalities in the urinary tract, can create pockets where bacteria can hide and multiply, making it more difficult for antibiotics to fully eradicate the infection.
Underlying Conditions. Chronic conditions like diabetes or kidney stones can create an environment that is more conducive to bacterial growth and infection recurrence.
How to Eliminate & Prevent Bladder Infections Naturally
Accelerated Bladder Cleanse
The Accelerated Bladder Cleanse is designed to effectively cleanse bacteria causing urinary tract and bladder infections. It will also address inflammation and may help to prevent future infections. The cleanse also helps boost the overall immune system, reduce systemic inflammation and alleviate water retention.
Supplements included in the Accelerated Bladder Cleanse
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Man Yue Mei Clearing
Man Yue Mei Clearing is a supplement designed to treat UTIs or inflammation accompanied by frequent and painful urination. It relieves factors related to bladder stones, kidney infection, painful or difficult urination, pelvic inflammatory disease, prostatitis, cystitis, and vaginitis.
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Preventing bladder infections involves adopting healthy habits and minimizing risk factors, especially if you have been on antibiotics for a previous infection.
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Eliminate sugar, processed foods, and carbs in the diet. Sugar feeds bacteria and will encourage the growth of the bacteria that lead to bladder infections.
Stay Hydrated. Drinking water helps flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.
Maintain Hygiene. Proper wiping (front to back), regular showers, and wearing breathable underwear can reduce bacterial entry.
Empty Bladder After Intercourse. Urinating after sex helps eliminate any bacteria introduced into the urethra.
Cranberry Products. Some studies suggest that cranberry juice or supplements can prevent bacterial adherence to the urinary tract lining. However, high-sugar cranberry products will backfire and feed the bacteria.
Urinate Regularly. Avoid holding in urine, as it can encourage bacterial growth.
Avoid Irritants. Refrain from using harsh soaps, bubble baths, and scented products that can disrupt the natural balance of the urinary tract.
Practice Safe Sex. Using condoms and maintaining genital hygiene can reduce bacterial exposure.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.