How can I clean my urinary tract

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What helps with bladder and kidney problems

We usually encounter them at least once in life, and often they return: Whether a cold in the abdomen paves the way for pathogens or kidney gravel irritates the urinary tract - bladder infections and the like make urination a burning matter. Here you can find out which home remedies and medicinal plants have proven to be effective in flushing the culprits out of your body and keeping them away.

Antibiotics or Home Remedies?

A urethritis or bladder infection is usually caused by bacteria that can literally go to the kidneys. Antibiotics are commonly used to stop them. In many cases, however, urinary tract infections are harmless and uncomplicated, so that they can be brought under control with natural home remedies alone.

It is best to clarify the causes of symptoms such as burning sensation when urinating, frequent urination or cramp-like abdominal pain with your doctor. This is especially important if it occurs suddenly, for the first time or with a fever, if you are pregnant or have diabetes.

What to do if a cystitis develops?

Pathogens that cause cystitis are naturally transported back to where they came from as quickly as possible: out of the urinary tract and out. Because when bacteria get into the urethra, they can inflame the bladder and travel up to the kidneys. Traditionally, medicinal plants, herbs and home remedies help counter urinary tract infections at an early stage:

Drink properly and pass water

For flushing inflamed urinary tract and flushing out pathogens, bladder and kidney teas are ideal, the plant ingredients of which have been tried and tested for centuries: birch leaves, goldenrod, restock, orthosiphon or nettle leaves stimulate water excretion and sometimes have anti-inflammatory effects.

Relax in the cozy warmth

Whether it's the good old hot water bottle, warm foot baths or hip baths - especially in the acute phase of a bladder infection, warmth can develop its beneficial effect and relieve pain. Because heat relaxes the cramping bladder muscles, it also stimulates the blood circulation so that the immune body can reach the site of the inflammation faster.

Draw strength from nature:

birch

Relieves urinary tract and rheumatic complaints

Nettle

Increases water excretion and inhibits inflammation

Orthosiphon sheets

Effective for urinary tract infections and kidney gravel

It is very beneficial to drink a sufficient amount (about two liters per day) to flush out pathogens. Depending on the variety, drink up to six cups of our medicinal teas for kidneys and bladder throughout the day - various medicinal teas with different recipes are available.

Dr. Frank Poetsch, Pharmacist and head of quality assurance, quality control and approval

Avoid dangerous situations: tricks to prevent urinary tract infections

There are some things you don't want to experience again - urinary tract infections and the associated burning sensation when urinating are definitely one of them. They can be avoided relatively easily, for example with the help of classic home remedies, which are also convincing in the treatment of mild bladder infections: Drink a lot to flush the urinary tract well and keep it warm, especially feet and abdomen. More tips can be found here:

Drink about two liters a day

Water and unsweetened herbal and fruit teas are best when it comes to preventing urinary tract infections. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you can rely on immune-supporting teas such as the Bad Heilbrunner® Immun Aktiv Tea Cup, which naturally support your immune system. On the other hand, it is better to drink strong coffee and alcohol in moderation as they can irritate the bladder and make it more susceptible to infections.

Cold and hypothermia weaken the immune system, which is why germs have an easier time. Especially when it gets fresher outside, it is better to sit on a pillow or a warming mat than on cold park benches or bare garden chairs. And no matter whether in the wellness thermal baths or at the quarry pond: slip your wet bathing suit into dry ones straight away.

Wear comfortable cotton underwear

If the slip pinches, it is probably too tight and chafing. This irritates the sensitive skin, whereupon bacteria can settle more easily and migrate to the bladder. The underwear should be well cut, washable at 60 degrees and made of breathable material. Germs can then multiply more poorly. From this point of view, cotton is a more appropriate choice than synthetic.

Extravagances like intimate sprays and soap can disrupt the protective acid mantle of the skin and offer bacteria an easier target. Regular intimate hygiene with warm running tap water is sufficient.

Prevention and care go hand in hand with the “art of mindful cleaning”. Hygiene is part of it, so that no bacteria penetrate the intimate sphere - for example, intestinal bacteria can get into the urethra after a bowel movement. “Wipe from front to back” is the motto for big business.

Draw strength from nature

Nettle

Increases water excretion and inhibits inflammation

birch

Relieves urinary tract and rheumatic complaints

Get urinary and kidney stones out of the way

As a rule, they behave inconspicuously and only become noticeable when they become larger and block the urinary tract: Small kidney stones (kidney gravel) are tiny urinary stones that crystallize out of the urine deposits and mostly find their way outside when excreted. Here are some tips on how to get rid of urine and kidney gravel naturally:

The small business is driven by plenty of fluids - drinking a lot is the easiest way to get rid of stony fellows. Otherwise, they can irritate the urinary tract and cause inflammation, which in turn encourages further urinary stone formation. You can get help with rinsing from the world of medicinal herbs: birch and nettle leaves, horsetail or orthosiphon have a diuretic effect and are able to alleviate mild bladder infections. Accordingly, they are popular ingredients for bladder and kidney teas

Regular exercise helps prevent small kidney stones from getting stuck in the first place. And those who keep themselves in good shape at the same time improve cardiovascular function, which also benefits the kidneys. It doesn't have to be a marathon right away, smaller exercise units every day are enough. A Michigan urologist's recommendation: Try jumping on a trampoline to shake off kidney gravel.

Shock wave therapy is an attractive alternative for those who want to avoid surgery. Here, pressure waves generated from the outside release energy in deeper body regions without damaging the tissue. In this way, kidney stones can be smashed with the help of focused shock waves.

Draw strength from nature

Nettle

Increases water excretion and inhibits inflammation

birch

Relieves urinary tract and rheumatic complaints

Orthosiphon sheets

Effective for urinary tract infections and kidney gravel

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