Urinary Tract Infection

Definition of Urinary Tract Infection:

A bacterial infection that affects part of the urinary tract, which consists of the urethra, bladder and kidneys.  In the lower urinary tract it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis), and in the upper urinary tract it is known as a kidney infection (pyelonephritis).  Symptoms of a lower urinary tract include frequent urges to urinate and painful urination (or both); symptoms of pyelonephritis include fever and pain at the sides between the ribs and the hip, in addition to the symptoms of a lower UTI.

Also: Bladder Infection, Bladder Infections, Kidney Infection, Kidney Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, UTI

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...as a treatment
“...It is an excellent remedy for ... bladder infection, painful urination...”


...as a treatment
“...Genitourinary Conditions: Eliminates stored water, fluid retention and swelling, kidney, kidney stones, bladder and prostrate disorders, relieves urinary issues, and urinary tract and bladder infections.  Liver Conditions: Stops the absorption of cholesterol, detoxifies the liver, jaundice...”
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Bladder Cancer

...the condition
“...However, these symptoms can also indicate bladder infections, stones or benign tumors, so a medical diagnosis is necessary to rule out or confirm cancer of the bladder...”
...our question about Blood in urine (hematuria)
“...However, these symptoms can also indicate bladder infections, stones or benign tumors, so a medical diagnosis is necessary to rule out or confirm cancer of the bladder.”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...Chanca Piedra has also traditionally been used for diabetes, prostate disorders, asthma, fever, tumors, bladder infections, as a diuretic, for painful joints, jaundice, indigestion, vaginitis, viruses of the reproductive tract, proctitis, poor circulation, excessive phlegm, bronchitis, and coughs...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...Hypertension, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, obstructions of the urinary tract, glomerulonephritis, and other disorders should be treated as appropriate...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...Claims are made for benefits in the following conditions: Acne*, allergies, arthritis – some types*, athletes foot*, bad breath, bladder infections, cystitis*, bleeding gums, boils*, burns*, candida*, canker sores, chronic fatigue, colds, colitis*, conjunctivitis*, cornea injury*, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, diabetes*...”

Cranberry Juice

...as a treatment
“...Used for centuries to treat urinary tract infections, its benefit in those areas is already well known...”

Erythema Nodosum

...the condition
“...The disease's association with oral contraceptives and sulfa, a drug component that is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections, may be why it is seen more frequently in women...”


...as a treatment
“...The seeds have a taste resembling that of anise and are used for making herbal tea, but the roots are especially beneficial when treating urinary tract infection.  Key components are volatile oil (8% consisting of up to 80% anethole, 18-22% fenchone and methyl chavicol), flavonoids, coumarins (including bergapten), and sterols...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Acute appendicitis, pneumonia, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, pancreatitis, hepatitis, kidney infections, and even a heart attack may mimic a gallbladder attack, so it is important to see a physician immediately if symptoms occur...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...problems (e.g. PMS); Thyroid disease; A hyperprolactinemia diagnosis; A Diabetes type I or II diagnosis; Hypoglycemia; Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOS); Endometriosis; Immune System Symptoms Chronic urinary tract infections; Chronic respiratory infections; Asthma; Vaginal, oral, or nail bed yeast infections; Skin Symptoms Fever blisters; Mouth ulcers; Skin rash; Eczema; Psoriasis; Dermatitis...”


...as a treatment
“...People who should not use this form of treatment include those with peripheral vascular disease (arteriosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, Buerger's disease), diabetes, acute bladder infections, and loss of peripheral sensation...”


...the condition
“...Possible complications include skeletal damage, urinary tract infections, kidney damage or kidney stones, peptic ulcers, inflammation of the pancreas, high blood pressure, nervous system disorders, and rare complications from surgery...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...the condition
“...The epithelium also helps to keep bacteria from sticking to the bladder, so it helps to prevent bladder infections.  Common causes of frequent urination include...”

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

...the condition
“...Struvite stones are found more often in women, and are almost always the result of urinary tract infections.  Uric acid stones are a byproduct of protein metabolism, commonly seen alongside gout...”

Low Back Pain

...relationship to Pyelonephritis
“The symptoms of kidney infection can include back pain, side pain and loin pain.”


...the condition
“...Existing infections might be an open wound over the bone, pneumonia, or UTI.  Another cause of osteomyelitis is a fractured bone that punctures the skin and is exposed to bacteria...”
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...as a treatment
“...It reduces nausea due to upset stomach, is used to treat urinary tract infections, helps dissolve and expel gallstones and gravel, is used to prevent kidney stone formation, acts as a diuretic, increases urine volume, and is used to treat digestive weakness...”

Pinworm Infection

...the condition
“...Recurrent urinary tract infections have been attributed to ectopic pinworm infections.”


...the condition
“...Unlike an acute prostate infection, the only symptoms of chronic infectious prostatitis may be recurring infectious cystitis (bladder infection).  While its chronic symptoms may not be as severe as acute infectious prostatitis, it is as potentially debilitating due to its chronic recurrent nature, and it can impact on one's...”


...the condition
“...Possible scarring of the kidneys is an important reason to recognize, treat and, when possible, to prevent urinary tract infections.  Scarring can lead to serious kidney problems years down the road...”
...our question about Abdominal pain above the left hip
“The symptoms of kidney infection can include back pain, side pain and loin pain.”

Reduced Water Consumption

...as a treatment
“...For example, people with kidney disease, kidney stones, a history of bladder cancer, or a tendency for urinary tract infections are usually advised to drink more water...”


...related topic
“...Staph of various types are responsible for boils and carbuncles; they may be involved in impetigo, toxic shock syndrome, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infections, as well as some food poisoning...”


...as a treatment
“...Examples include diabetes mellitus, various forms of glomerulonephritis, and chronic urinary tract infections.  For a complete urinalysis or urine culture, the urine sample should be collected from the midstream urine – in other words not from the first or the last of the urine being...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Risk factors for urinary retention include ... Urinary tract infection (UTI)...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...cystitis, Simple cystitis, Bladder infection, Symptomatic bacteriuria Occurring in otherwise healthy individuals with no neurological or structural abnormalities, acute, symptomatic, uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) may be the most common infection after the common cold and flu...”
...relationship to Progesterone Excess
“...Some women have either a great increase in urinary tract infections or a feeling like they are having an infection as soon as they try taking a "normal" progesterone dose...”
...relationship to Interstitial Cystitis
“Interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections have similar symptoms, but interstitial cystitis tests negative for bacteria.”
...recommendation Personal Hygiene Changes
“...To prevent bladder infections, practice good personal hygiene by always "wiping front to back" to keep bacteria from entering and colonizing the vagina and urethra...”
...recommendation Cranberry Juice
“There is evidence to suggest that drinking cranberry juice in addition to water can help fight a bladder infection.  Since the mid-1800s, cranberry juice has been associated with urinary antibiotic properties...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...Natural means alone will often prevent recurrence and in some cases resolve bladder infections that have resisted antibiotic treatment.”


...as a treatment
“...For burning urination caused by bladder infection, drink 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water in a juice glass 3 times a day...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Genitourinary ... Bladder infection (recurrent)...”
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