September 30, 2009

Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Disorders & Excess Urine Discharge

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

Urination disorders are a vast topic and cover a number of different diseases that are grouped together under the overall classification of Urinary Disorders. All in all a urinary disorder merely identifies that there is a problem in the urinary tract that could lead to either no urine discharge, excessive urine discharge, acute pain during urine discharge or other problems in the same form. The conventional name for the entire group of diseases that make up the broad classification of these disorders is also known as urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections are caused mainly by the encroachment of bacteria on organs of the urinary tracts including urethra, bladder, ureters or kidneys.

Most of these conditions tend to be rather painful and can be quite an inconvenience in the daily workings of your lifestyle. The bacteria will usually enter the opening of the urethra and start to procreate in the urinary tract which will then cause a urinary tract infection. These infections are extremely prevalent in today’s society with over 7 million people visiting the hospital each year in this regard. The conditions are more common in adults than in children and only about 2% of the children population is affected by these conditions. However, the infections in children tend to be more severe than the ones suffered by adults. Statistics also show that about 40% of the women and about 12% of men face urinary tract infections during some point through the course of their lives. The noticeable difference in occurrence between females and males has not been conclusively investigated as yet, but signs have shown that sexual activity may be partially responsible in sexually active women. Along with the pain that is usually felt by the sufferer, other symptoms may also include a sensation that one is not able to hold his or her urine, pain in the lower abdomen, bad smelling, cloudy or even bloody urine, or a feeling of malaise.

A few home remedies that will help alleviate the condition a bit include creating a mixture out of ½ a teaspoon of baking soda in about eight ounces of water and drinking this when you first notice the infection. The baking soda will help your system raise the acid base balance of the acidic urine. For acute cases of the condition, the hourly intake of about ½ teaspoon of tincture has been known to be especially effective. The consumption of fresh berry juice as part of the daily diet will also reap positive benefits.