How to tackle cystitis naturally?

How to tackle cystitis naturally?


Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder commonly caused by bacterial infection. It can be intensely painful and recurrent. Here follow several natural strategies that can help:


Hydration and Diet

  1. Drink Plenty of Water: Staying well-hydrated helps flush bacteria out of the urinary tract. Urinate as frequently as possible and never hold the urge to urinate.
  2. Cranberry Juice: Unsweetened cranberry juice may inhibit the ability of certain infectious bacteria to adhere to the cells of the urinary tract thanks to its high D-mannose content (also present in apples and oranges).
  3. Avoid Irritants: Reduce intake of bladder irritants such as caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners, and acidic foods.
  4. Bicarbonate of soda: A common cystitis treatment, bicarbonate of soda alters the acidity levels of urine, which can help to ease the pain and stop the spread of bacteria.


Natural Remedies

  1. Vitamin C*: Boosts the immune system and makes the urinary tract less hospitable to bacteria.
  2. Garlic: Contains potent compounds, such as allicin, which have strong antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can help fight infections.
  3. Zinc*: Supports immune function and may help reduce the frequency of infections.
  4. Quercetin*: this plant compound (polyphenol) has potent antioxidant properties. It has been used traditionally as an allergy remedy, to boost immunity and to maintain overall health. Studies highlight anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as one of the most effective ionophores for zinc (without the presence of an ionophore, zinc is unable to penetrate inside cells where it is needed).
  5. Vitamin D*: Studies show that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of urinary tract infections. Vitamin D enhances the immune system's ability to fight off pathogens, which could theoretically reduce the incidence and severity of cystitis.
  6. Elderberry*: Rich in antioxidants, the elderberry fruit has also been studied for its antimicrobial and antiviral activity against infections. It also increases urine volume, helping to flush out infections.
  7. Propolis*: Produced by bees from tree sap, this potent antioxidant polyphenol has been studied for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  8. Glutamine*: This amino acid is vital for maintaining the integrity of the gut lining. A healthy gut can influence overall immune function and inflammation levels, potentially reducing the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) that can cause cystitis.
  9. Copper and Selenium*: Their antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties help reduce bacterial infections, such as those that can lead to cystitis.
  10. Vitamin A*: Vitamin A helps maintain the integrity of epithelial tissues in the bladder and urinary tract. Healthy epithelial cells can act as a barrier to pathogens, thus reducing the risk of infections that lead to cystitis.
  11. Herbal teas: the best teas for cystitis include green tea, nettle, chamomile, parsley, thyme and mint.


*contained in IMMUNE SHIELD


Lifestyle Changes

  1. Wear Loose Clothing: Opt for breathable, cotton underwear and avoid tight-fitting clothes that can trap moisture and create a breeding ground for bacteria.
  2. Reduce Stress: Chronic stress can weaken the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off infections.
  3. Avoid Scented Products: Scented soaps, bubble baths, and feminine hygiene sprays can irritate the urinary tract.


Consult a Healthcare Professional

Consult with a healthcare professional to monitor and manage symptoms effectively. If symptoms persist or worsen, it's important to seek medical attention as untreated cystitis can lead to more serious kidney infections.


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