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1) drinking baking soda mixed in water will alkalize your urine & help cure bladder infections
2) D-mannose is a kind of sugar that is related to glucose.
D-mannose is used for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and treating carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome, an inherited metabolic disorder.
How does it work?
D-mannose treats the deficiency caused by a genetic defect that causes abnormal breakdown and production of mannose. D-mannose might prevent certain kinds of bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and causing infection.
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I and many people I know have used D-Mannose for bladder infections. It's
the most excellent cure. For people who are prone to getting them, a
maintenance dose of it can prevent infections for the long haul.
I keep it on hand and recommend that others do so as well since the earlier
treatment is started, the easier it is to get rid of a bladder infection.
The way D-Mannose works: It's a simple carbohydrate that makes the lining
of the bladder and ureters more slippery, so the bacteria cannot get a
foothold. The bacteria are washed out of the body instead of lodging in
the body and multiplying. D-Mannose does not kill bacteria, and therefore
it does not cause imbalances in the body and does not harm the probiotic
cultures in our intestines. So it's the preferred treatment.
Some people with interstitial cystitis have found relief with D-Mannose,
even though it's not "supposed" to work for that. My thinking is that we
simply don't know all the mechanisms at work.
D-Mannose takes away bladder infections up to 90% of the time.
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>D-Mannose works well as long as the infection is from e-coli, which most
>bladder infections are (about 90%). However, you must take enough of it
>to work. At least 1-2.5 GRAMS every 3 (waking) hours for 2-3 days and
>then, if symptoms are relieved, I recommend a maintenance dose of 1 gram
>3x daily for three more days. Drinking cranberry juice is good (as long
>as it is pure cranberry juice and not laden with sugar); however, what
>makes it sometimes work is the D-Mannose that it contains. Peaches,
>apples and blueberries also contain D-Mannose. Cranberry juice does not
>contain as high amount of D-Mannose as taking 1-2.5 GRAMS daily which is
>why, for some people, it does not work well. If you get a capsule form of
>D-Mannose make sure it doesn’t contain a lot of excipients. This is
>usually not a concern with the D-Mannose powder does not contain the
>Drinking a lot of purified water (not bottled in plastic) is also
>necessary. Women are especially prone to bladder infections because the
>bowel opening is close to the urethra. If the urethra becomes
>contaminated with bowel (e-coli), it can travel up the urethra and into
>the bladder, causing inflammation. The urethra in women is also a lot
>shorter than in men and thus transit to the bladder is easier.
>Some everyday activities can cause bowel germs to enter the urethra. Those
> * For women, wiping incorrectly from back to front after a bowel
> movement. Always wipe from front to back and make sure you are wiping
> effectively. Sometimes the pre-moistened towels are a good idea and can
> be enhanced if you spray an effective colloidal silver on them.
> * Sexual intercourse or other activities that push germs into the
> bladder. Make sure to always urinate after intercourse.
> * Insertion of instruments into the urinary tract, such as a catheter,
> * Infrequent urination in both men and women. "Holding it in" causes
> urine to stagnate, which helps bacteria flourish and grow.
> * Skin allergies. Some women are allergic to ingredients in vaginal
> creams, soaps, bath products, or other products used in the perineal
> area. Many of these products are not pH neutral and those can cause
> * Lowered resistance. The body's natural defenses can be lowered from
> colds, flu, stress, or other causes – especially during this time of year.
> * Incomplete emptying of the bladder. Many conditions can block urine
> flow and prevent the bladder from emptying completely, such as kidney stones.
> * Changes in normal acidity of vaginal fluid, such as after a douche.
> Women should not douche unless directed to do so by a doctor.
>If you do not experience at least some relief in 36 hours then please go
>to your healthcare professional.
There are simple things you can do to help promote a health urinary tract, including:
Drink plenty of water every day – this dilutes your urine and helps you regularly flush your system.
Urinate when you feel the need. Don't resist the urge to go.
For women, wipe from front to back, and use unscented and unbleached toilet paper as many women react to the dyes and chemicals in other toilet papers.
Take showers instead of baths.
Cleanse your genital area prior to and after sexual intercourse, or better yet use a bidet.
Avoid feminine deodorant sprays, douches, and powders that can lead to irritation of the urethra and genitals.
Only use natural cotton sanitary napkins and tampons. 97% of women believe they are made of cotton, but the truth is LESS THAN one percent actually is.
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