7 Ways to SLASH Your Bladder Infection Risk

Yesterday, I revealed how to spot a bladder infection.

As I explained, these uncomfortable (and occasionally dangerous) infections are typically caused by E. coli bacteria sneaking up the urethra and traveling to the bladder.

But determining IF you have one of these urinary tract infection (UTIs) can sometimes be tricky.

Click here to catch up on that issue and discover what symptoms to look for.

Today, I want to share some simple tips to help you AVOID getting a bladder infection in the first place…

Regardless of whether you’re a UTI frequent flyer—who battles recurrent infections—or just an occasional victim, one thing we can ALL agree on is bladder infections make you miserable.

The good news is there are some steps you can take to REDUCE the risk of developing one.

Following are some suggestions to slash your risk for all kinds of UTIs, including bladder infections:

  • Wiping: Women should always wipe from front to back after urinating. It can feel awkward at first if you’re not used to it. But once it becomes a habit, it’s easy. Wiping front to back helps to avoid cross-contamination with bacteria from your rectum.
  • Urinate often: Our fast-paced modern life causes us to have to wait to urinate from time to time. But you should avoid putting off peeing. Try to go often to clear bladder-infection-linked bacteria from your urethra.
  • Drink often: You should drink water frequently. The goal is to have your urine appear nearly clear or straw-colored (not bright yellow) most of the time.
  • Take vitamin C: While scientists are still unsure as to WHY it works, vitamin C can reduce frequent UTIs. Take between 500 and 1000 milligrams daily.
  • Eat more probiotics: Research shows probiotics are linked with fewer UTIs. And should you develop an infection, they can shorten its duration and reduce the need for antibiotics. You can take a supplement as well as eat more yogurt, kimchee, sauerkraut, kombucha, and other fermented foods.
  • Cranberry juice: Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice or taking a d-mannose supplement (the active ingredient in cranberry) blocks bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall.
  • Herbs: Garlic and oregano oil are natural antibacterials. Supplements could reduce your risk of developing a bladder infection or fight an existing one.

P.S. STOP annoying bladder problems naturally with this simple “food hack.”

Source:

“Definition & Facts of Bladder Infection in Adults,” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, niddk.nih. gov

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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