Any woman who’s had one would tell you how painful a urinary tract infection can be. A common infection in women, urinary tract infections or UTIs mostly stem from a bacterial infection caused by the E.coli bacteria.
Any part of your urinary system can be affected during a UTI such as the kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra, however, most infections affect the lower urinary tract according to the Mayo Clinic.
Web MD lists the following common symptoms of a UTI:
Pain during urination A burning sensation when you pee A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine Feeling tired or shaky Fever or chills
Tips to prevent a Urinary tract Infection
While your doctor would normally prescribe a 3-day antibiotic course to ease the painful symptoms of a UTI, there are many natural ways to manage one.
Here we take a look at some of the most effective ways of managing a Urinary Tract Infection at home.