Urinary Tract Infection: How you got it, how to prevent it & treatments

Urinary Tract Infection: How you got it, how to prevent it & treatments


Hey guys this is Dr. Sam and you’re
watching SwiftMedNZ. Today I’m going to be talking about UTIs – how you
get them, how to prevent them and how you treat them. A urinary tract infection or
UTI is, not surprisingly, an infection of the bladder or the Urinary Tract. In
women, it happens because we’ve got a very short entrance to our bladder, which
makes it very easy for bacteria or bugs to get inside. In men, it’s much more
uncommon to get UTIs and if you have symptoms please see your doctor. Because the treatment will depend on what the cause is. So, I can hear you asking me, “Doctor Sam, how do I prevent getting UTIs?” Okay, I’m gonna cut to the chase and
give you some practical advice of what you can do to stop getting them. First
thing is always wiping, good hygiene, so wiping front to back. The reason is
that little bugs from the back passage – the little critters that they are – can come
around the front and cause an infection really easily. So particularly if you’ve
had diarrhea, you’ve got to be very careful and always wipe front to back.
We used to always recommend Cranberry Juice and Probiotics as a great
alternative as something that can help. Unfortunately, new evidence has shown that this doesn’t work – it doesn’t prevent UTI. So it’s not
something we recommend, but if you find that it’s useful, please go
ahead and I don’t think it’s going to cause you any harm necessarily. Other
simple things; I do see young women who’ve got a bladder infection
after having sex, so just passing urine immediately after sex is quite a good
practice and useful habit that can help improve it. Other things that you might
want to consider doing are taking one hundred milligrams of Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid
once daily. There’s weak evidence that it does help prevent UTIs. Ural
sachets, you might have heard of them, they can be used to change the
acidity or the pH of the urine. These really work by
making you feel more comfortable, so often I do suggest trying the Ural
Sachets. Lucky woman can, again, drink their way out of it with water.
Eventually, after a week, the UTI has managed to pass through the system and the Ural Sachet has helped with that. If you’ve done all of these things, but
nothing’s working – we’re talking about Antibiotics. Which is often what is
needed in the next stage and I’ll talk about it. Treatment for UTI: it’s not all
doom and gloom – it’s actually really simple! What you can do yourself, first
thing, No.1 is drink lots and lots of water because that helps dilute the
bacteria and helps it flush out of your system. Some people can manage to ride it out and it might take about a week and they
just drink loads of water and it eventually goes away. Most of the time, of
course I’m a doctor so I see these people, but they’ll need treatment. The treatment tends to be antibiotics. There’s three main types, well actually there’s a lot of different antibiotics you can use, but there are
three main types that I always tend to start with. I’ll link them down below. They are Trimethoprim, Nitrofurantoin or Norfloxacin and they’re all very
specific for Urinary Tract Infections. The length of time that you’ll want to
take them varies. For Trimethoprim; you might want to take them for three
days, Norfloxacin is usually about five days, Nitrofurantoin is about seven days. So how long do they work? I hear you asking how long
does it take to get rid of this horrible thing the UTI? Well, it’s usually gone
within about a day. It’s really fast when they start working and if it feels like
it’s not working, then it’s probably that you’re not on the right antibiotic. It’s
really important though, and I can’t stress this enough, that you complete the course of your antibiotics that you take. The reason is if you don’t,
you’ll end up building up resistance in your system to those antibiotics so that
they don’t work the next time. So please just finish the course even when you’re
feeling better. Because, it’s really helpful to actually know it’s
fully gone and they’re not going to be resistant. The other thing to really say
is if you feel like you’ve still got fevers and shakes, that is the
big warning sign – that it’s actually not a bladder infection anymore, it’s
gone up to your kidneys! If you have those symptoms please see your doctor.
Because, what it will mean is you need IV Antibiotic treatment. If you enjoyed this
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How to Treat Bladder Infection in Dogs || Home Remedies for Bladder Infection

How to Treat Bladder Infection in Dogs || Home Remedies for Bladder Infection


Hi everyone Welcome to our channel Today we will discuss how to treat bladder
infection in dogs. Similar to humans, dogs suffer from bladder
infections, making their urine burn and abdomen hurt. A bladder infection occurs when bacteria is
able to reach the dog�s bladder and rapidly multiply, resulting in inflammation of the
bladder. While its natural defenses try to fight off
the infection, the whole process becomes extremely distressing for your four-legged friend. If your dog is showing the above symptoms,
your vet may ask for a urine culture to identify the bacteria in the bladder. Once it�s been identified, antibiotics can
be used to treat bladder infection in dogs. However, giving your pet heavy antibiotics
is not always the best course. There are a number of natural ways to easily
expel the invading bacteria without any side effects. Here are the best home remedies to treat bladder
infection in dogs. Home Remedy # 1: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt Apple cider vinegar by far is the best home
remedy for treating bladder infections in humans as well as their canine companions. Mix apple cider vinegar and plain yogurt in
equal quantities based upon the size of your dog. Mix it well and feed it to your dog. Home Remedy # 2: Cranberry Giving cranberry juice to your puppy could
also help relieve the pain and burning within hours. Depending on the size of your dog, mix the
appropriate amount of the supplement in your dog�s food. You can also mix it in some peanut butter
or cream cheese, making it easier and exciting for your pooch to consume it. Home Remedy # 3: D-Mannose D-Mannose is a simple remedy that can work
wonders for bladder infections in pets. Give 500 mg of D-Mannose to your dog 3 times
daily for 3 days. Reduce the frequency to 2 times for the next
4 days. Home Remedy # 4: Corn Silk Corn silk refers to the thread-like fibers
that cover the corn kernels on a cob. It can be used to treat bladder infection
in dogs. Give corn silk supplements to your dog for
1 week Home Remedy # 5: Keep Them Hydrated More water means more pee and thus faster
recovery. It is extremely crucial to increase the intake
of water in order for your pet to flush out the bacteria. Make sure that your dog has access to clean
drinking water. Change the water frequently and clean the
tray before refilling it. Add in some ice if the weather is hot. Some dogs love to suck on ice. Add in some kibble or berries to make the
water more enticing. If nothing has worked, trick your pup into
drinking water by changing the water bowl. A new shape or color will excite him to check
it out. If your dog is showing the bladder infection
symptoms, your vet may ask for a urine culture to identify the bacteria in the bladder. Once it�s been identified, antibiotics can
be used to treat bladder infection in dogs.

Can a urinary tract infection go away by itself? – Jean McDonald

Can a urinary tract infection go away by itself? – Jean McDonald


Sometimes the symptoms of a urinary tract infection can be reduced. This can be reduced by drinking lots of fluids, which dilutes the organisms and therefore the symptoms would be much less. There are other things that can be done, like drinking cranberry juice to sort of change the acidity of the urine. Also, one can have probiotics. A spoonful of one of these yoghurts can help to reduce the symptoms. Usually however, it’s important if one keeps getting frequent urinary tract infections that one sees a urologist, so that other investigations can be done to see whether
or not the patient is emptying their bladder and if there are any other causes of a urinary
tract infection. Example: stones in the bladder or in extremes,
in other circumstances, a bladder tumour. There are various medications that can be
given to patients to slow down the way that the bladder is actually functioning. These
medications are called anticholinergics. And these medications work by preventing one passing
urine as frequently as they were passing it. It would be good to actually see a urologist
who can decide on the various treatment options, depending on the type of incontinence that
one has.

Yoga For Urine Track Infection (UTI) problems – AxeemYoga

Yoga For Urine Track Infection (UTI) problems – AxeemYoga


Assalamo alikum This is me Azeem available with the same series Yoga For A Minute Today we will learn to cure UTI urine tract infection via yoga. There are 2 very easy yoga asanas First is butterfly. i explained earlier regarding UTI You can even search by yourself,you have to move your legs like this You will get nice stretch at your pelvic muscles you will get relief in urine track infection you can perform this asan up to 5 minute. Second pose is the diamond pose you have to make diamond shape through your legs you have to go all the way down and give nice stretch you can perform this action same up to 5 minutes Do perform these 2 yoga poses in the morning and give us your valuable feedback that how is your learning going on through our yoga training. Thank you for watching!

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Here’s What You Need to Know

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Here’s What You Need to Know


If you’ve had a urinary tract infection
(UTI) before, you know they’re annoying! You have to start running to the bathroom
more, it hurts to pee, and somehow you have to get antibiotics. UTIs are usually caused by bacteria, therefore,
antibiotics typically solve the problem. If your UTI symptoms do not go away with antibiotics,
you may actually have something called painful bladder syndrome and it’s worth while to
see your urologist to clarify this. UTIs are most common in women because women
have a short urethra, which is the tube you pee through. It’s only about 2-3 centimeters in length. Therefore, it’s not hard for bacteria to
travel across your urethra and set up shop in your bladder. Common risk factors for a UTI include: 1) Having diabetes. 2) Having kidney stones. 3) Being postmenopausal. 4) Some of you will
have the great fortune of having multiple UTIs in a year and this can really impact
your quality of life. My question for these patients tends to be,
do you notice a pattern of when you get UTIs? Flights, long car rides and dehydration tend
to be very common things that lead to UTIs because they reduce the number of times you’re
going to the bathroom. However, the most common cause is related
to sex. Why? We have a lot of bacteria between our legs,
there’s bacteria around the anus and it’s just not that hard for the mechanics of sex
to push bacteria into the vagina and urethra. What’s really important for a women is to
make sure that you urinate within 5 to 10 minutes after having sex. Why? This washes any bacteria out from where it
shouldn’t be! Unfortunately, there are all sorts of magazines
out there that support all sorts of rituals – there’s really no data to support one
ritual over another. Really, all you need to do is urinate after
sex. Sex can also cause small tears in the vagina
and urethra. This can reduce some of your natural defenses
to fight off infection. This may be from certain positions or lubrication. Regardless, if you’re running into this
problem, you’ll know it quickly since it’ll burn to urinate right after you have sex. General prevention strategies for a UTI include: 1) Staying well hydrated so that you urinate
every 2-3 hours. 2) When you urinate, make sure you wipe from
the vagina back to the anus. 3) Urinate after sex to wash out any unwanted
bacteria. 4) Consider more breathable, cotton underwear. Something I’ve found anecdotally helpful
for my patients, however, there’s no research to really support this. Now, you might be doing all of these things
and STILL be getting UTIs. In scenarios like this, cranberry can come
into play! Cranberry has an active ingredient that reduces
the ability of bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. There are mixed studies on how effective cranberry
is. However, the studies that showed support used
10-12 ounces a day of ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail. There are a lot of cranberry pills or supplements
on the market, of which I don’t tend to recommend since it’s hard to check on the
purity of their ingredients. Also, because it’s an unregulated market,
many of these pills and supplements are very expensive! If you don’t want to use cranberry, consider
using D-Mannose. It works in the same way by reducing the ability
for bacteria to stick to your bladder wall. Studies that were successful with D-Mannose
showed that using 2 grams in 200 ml (i.e. ~ 8 ounces) of water daily. If neither cranberry or D-Mannose end up working,
talk with your doctor about using an antibiotic. See if they recommend using a low dose antibiotic
daily or taking an antibiotic before “high risk” UTI scenarios (i.e. before sex, a
long car ride or flight). Both of these options can reduce your risk
for infections as well. For women who are postmenopausal, the loss
of estrogen reduces the strength of some of your vaginal and urethra tissue. However, a vagina estrogen cream can be really
helpful in giving you some of this tissue balk back for better natural defenses against
an infection. These are an handful of options to prevent
or get ride of UTIs. Please, see your doctor to talk about what
will be the best options for you moving forward!

How to Cure Kidney Infection and Uti Fast Using Natural Remedies

How to Cure Kidney Infection and Uti Fast Using Natural Remedies


Are you experiencing any symptoms of kidney
problems? Like a burning sensation when urinating or back pain?
A kidney infection is a serious condition and should never be underestimated it could
lead to kidney disease In this video I’ll show how to cure a kidney
infection using just natural remedies Hello this is Katherine Welcome to 00Kidney
don’t forget to like and subscribe! Turn on notifications from this channel to stay updated! Let me ask you just one question before we
start how likely do you think it is to get kidney disease from a simple urinary tract
infection? If your answer to this question was “very
unlikely” please keep watching this video so I can try and prove you wrong
And I will also show you how to cure kidney infections and urinary tract infections UTIs
from now on using just natural remedies What’s really important to understand is why
some people are so prone to kidney infections and UTIs
People more at risk of UTIs are in fact statistically more at risk of kidney disease too
If you suffer from recurrent UTIs the first thing to do is to evaluate the nature and
severity of the problem There are several symptoms and risk factors
you should take into account Being able to selfdiagnose correctly is essential to cure
ourselves So please don’t skip this part of the video to go directly to the natural remedies
We’ll get there in a moment Risk factors of kidney infection medically
known as pyelonephritis include Being female Yes being female is an important
risk factor for kidney infections Women have a shorter urethra that can make it easier
for bacteria to travel to the bladder and to the kidneys
Weakened immune system There are pathologies like diabetes or HIV that can impair your
immune system This can increase the risk for a kidney infection
Urinary tract blockage like kidney stones or enlarged prostate in men can also be a
risk factor If any of those risk factors is present always
take extra precautions and treat any UTI immediately Symptoms of kidney infection include painful
urination strong frequent urge to urinate back pain and fever
So besides taking an antibiotic what can you do to get rid of UTIs and kidney infections
for good? Here’s what you came for the best natural
remedies to get rid of kidney infections Parsley Juice
Parsley juice has long been known as a very beneficial natural remedy for the kidneys
It can be useful to treat kidney infections mainly because it is able to remove the toxins
from the kidneys and the urinary tract How? Parsley juice prevents minerals from being
reabsorbed into the tissues forcing them outside of the kidneys and the bladder It is also
a powerful diuretic Parsley is also very rich in antioxidants vitamin A B and C Vitamin
C in particular has been proven to help against kidney infections it increases the acidity
of the urine and this can kill the bacteria causing the infection
All these qualities together make parsley a great help in fighting a kidney infection
The best way to use parsley is to juice it Remember to get the best from a diuretic like
parsley juice you should always drink a lot of water
Cranberries Cranberries are the most used natural remedy
against UTIs and kidney infections for several reasons
Tannin is reason number one It’s the active compound of cranberries and can prevent the
adhesion of bacteria to the bladder and urethra walls reducing the chance of bacteria getting
to the kidneys This makes at least in some cases cranberries
a valid alternative to antibiotics Cranberries are also very rich in Vitamin C and antioxidant
making them even more useful in getting rid of bacteria
Talking about expelling bacteria in case of kidney infections always remember to use the
bathroom immediately when you feel the urge How to get the best from cranberries?
I’ve put a link in description to find 100% organic cranberry juice
In alternative you can use powerful cranberries supplements
Celery Celery is considered a superfood by many for
its incredible health benefits It provides useful vitamins and minerals that can help
improve our health and is considered a must in any weight loss regimen
But that’s not what we’re here for What we want from celery is its antiseptic
property It can help us getting rid of bacteria causing infections
How? Celery can stimulate the production of urine and this can diminish the presence of
bacteria in the kidneys Best way to use celery? Juice it with the
parsley and drink it fresh This will make you go to the bathroom more
often and your kidney will be able to get rid of bacteria faster
To get even more powerful results remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day
You can add some baking soda or lemon juice to make it more alkalizing
You can also use celery seeds A study published in 2009 by the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
shown a significant antimicrobial action in celery seeds very effective against kidney
infections Now let’s say that you know you actually got
a severe kidney infection When should you see your doctor? In which cases should you
go to the ER immediately? People sometimes rush to the ER because they
have kidney pain But unless the pain is so excruciating you can’t even sit or lay down
it would be better to avoid the ER Talk to your regular doctor instead
Still kidney infections can get really bad really fast
Go to the ER immediately if you have a kidney infection in combination with
Vomiting Severe nausea
High fever with shaking and chills In any case never neglect to treat a UTI immediately
The sooner you start to treat it the better When bacteria spread to the kidneys or other
organs in the body they can cause a sepsis This is a complication than can have life
treating outcomes something you really want to avoid
So go see a doctor if you have a UTI or you suspect a kidney infection You will probably
be prescribed an antibiotic and in most of the cases the situation will be solved in
a few days Don’t take any avoidable risk when it comes
to your own health This is all for today! If you liked this video
please like and leave a comment Thank you for watching!

Antibiotic Awareness: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Cystitis or Bladder Infection

Antibiotic Awareness: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Cystitis or Bladder Infection


(upbeat electronic music) – Did you know bacteria
can live in the bladder without causing an infection? Hi, I’m Dr. Amit
Desai in partnership with Washington State
Department of Health. I’m here to speak to you
about urinary tract infections also known as cystitis,
or bladder infections. The most important thing
for you to remember today is that you should
only take antibiotics for a bladder infection
when you have symptoms and a positive urine test. Bladder infections are very
common bacterial infections in the bladder that can cause
a feeling where you can’t wait to urinate or need to
urinate more often, and burning when urinating. Other possible symptoms
include lower abdominal or flank pain, chills, fever,
and blood in the urine. A bacteria called E. Coli
is the most common cause of bladder infection but
this bacteria can also live in the bladder without
causing an infection. For these reasons,
bacteria found in the urine without any symptoms
should only be treated in special cases like
women who are pregnant, and in people who are about
to have urologic surgery. So remember, one way we
can avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics is to avoid
treating a positive test for bacteria when
there are no symptoms. Also, it is important not
to pressure your provider to prescribe antibiotics. Thank you for taking
the time to listen. I’m Dr. Amit Desai with The Washington State
Department of Health.

Doctor Answers Commonly Searched Questions About Urinary Tract Infections

Doctor Answers Commonly Searched Questions About Urinary Tract Infections


[Music] hi I’m dr. Natasha Boyan I’m a family physician at one medical we’re an innovative primary care organization and today i’m chatting all about urinary tract infections why are you t is so common UTIs are really common in cisgendered females because our urethra so the hole that our urine comes out of it’s a little bit shorter and so it becomes easy for bacteria that naturally exist on our bodies to climb up our little pee hole and cause an infection in general our urine should be sterile so it should be bacteria free but bacteria can easily get in there why are you tea is more common in pregnancy one of the big reasons is because our hormones change in pregnancy and it actually makes it harder for our bladder to squeeze out urine and so what ends up happening is that women are sitting with urine in their bladder and that can become a breeding ground for bacteria and so that can actually cause UTIs another thing that happens in pregnancy is the tube between the bladder and the kidneys actually dilates and gets bigger and so it becomes a little bit easier for bacteria to crawl up into your kidneys and kind of cause that infection and then one of the other things that happens in pregnancy is about 70% of women in pregnancy will get glucose which is sugar inside their urine and when they get sugar in their urine bacteria love to feast on that sugar and so they’re more prone to getting urinary tract infections an important thing to remember about UTI in pregnancy is you don’t necessarily use the same antibiotics that you use when you’re not pregnant because it might not be safe for the fetus so certainly if you get a UTI in pregnancy you should see your gynecologist or your primary care provider can UTI is spread UTIs are not sexually transmitted infections so they’re not contagious you cannot pass it to another person that being said UTIs are caused by E coli and other bacteria that naturally exist on our bodies and we do tell people you know you probably won’t want to have sex when you have a urinary tract infection because the pelvic area is feeling a little bit in it’s a little bit uncomfortable so it makes sense to wait until after your ute UTI is cleared before you have sex when do UTIs go away without antibiotics this is a little bit of a myth so I have a lot of patients who will tell me they felt the start of a UTI they drank a lot of water and a lot of cranberry juice and their UTI resolved the reality is cranberry juice has this component that makes it harder for e.coli to attach on to our bladder walls so yes cranberry juice can help with UTIs but when you have a full-blown UTI and lots of bacteria that cranberry juice is just not gonna cut it so for most UTIs you actually do need to take antibiotics to get them cleared certainly there are some instances especially at the beginning of a UTI when that bacteria is just starting to climb up your bladder that’s when you likely are able to clear it out and flush it out by drinking water one thing I do caution patients about though there are a lot of over-the-counter products for UTIs and they claim to treat UTIs but what they really do is they’re kind of numbing up our your refill tract and you think that you’re feeling better but the reality is now you’re just numb and you’re not feeling that burning sensation but you might still have bacteria in your bladder so the most important thing I can say is that if you feel symptoms of a UTI if you feel burning with urination if you’re peeing a lot more than usual if you have an urgency to go urinate definitely see a healthcare professional should all UTIs be treated with antibiotics yes if you have a urinary tract infection and you’ve gotten a urine culture and it’s growing out bacteria it’s really hard to get that to resolve on its own so you should see your primary care doctor and you should get antibiotics to treat that what is the difference between a UTI and urea plasma so a UTI is usually bacteria like e-coli it’s something that generally exists in our system anyway urea plasma is also a bacteria that a lot of people have in their system but when ecoli gets into your urine it will cause an infection it is not supposed to be there you’re gonna symptoms but meanwhile with urea plasma you might have that in your urine and you may or may not feel symptoms we do think it’s good to differentiate and get tested most of the time when people have symptoms though that is actually a bacterial UTI when should a UTI go away UTI is generally start to feel better within about a day or two of starting antibiotics but the reality is you need to take the full dose of antibiotics to make sure that every single bacteria is killed that generally would be about three to seven days depending on the antibiotic that you have if you start taking an antibiotic and you’re still feeling UTI symptoms you’re still feeling burning it’s really painful you can see your healthcare provider and they can often give you medications that will numb the urethral tract as you’re starting to recover will a UTI test show an STD that’s a tricky one a UTI test is a urine culture that’s supposed to grow bacteria and it grows out bacteria like e-coli an STI test is also a urine but it’s a different kind of urine that we run we run a thing called in that and basically what we’re testing is we’re testing the DNA of the bacteria so if you’re looking for something like chlamydia or gonorrhea it’s important to let your primary care provider know that you want to be tested for STI is because that test that they’re running for your urine might not necessarily find sti’s how do you t-i-is happen there are a couple of different ways that UTIs happen one really common way is ecoli or other bacteria gets into the urethra which is where we urinate out of there’s a couple of different things that put us at risk of UTIs one is sexual activity when we’re having sexual activity we end up moving bacteria that naturally exists in our genitals and it ends up moving into the urethra another risk factor for getting UTIs is if you’re somebody whose Anatomy just has your urethra a little bit closer to your rectum our general gut just has a lot of bacteria and so bacteria can exist around our rectum this is why I tell my patients make sure you wipe front to back after you void and don’t wipe back to front another risk factor for UTIs is going through menopause so when women go through menopause their estrogen levels change their vaginal flora changes and they might be less adept at fighting UTIs they might get UTIs more because urine is sitting in their bladder a little bit longer it’s not being squeezed out and then the last risk factor is using spermicides when we use spermicides it kills sperm but it can also kill good bacteria in our genital area that’s often fighting bad bacteria so we tell people who are prone to UTIs don’t use spermicides just put that on the shelf because there’s other better ways to prevent pregnancy can UTIs kill you unfortunately yes if a UTI is untreated it can be really dangerous UTIs can keep moving through your organs they can move into your kidneys UTIs can end up in your bloodstream and that bacteria is called urosepsis when someone gets urosepsis it’s very dangerous to their lives and I don’t want to scare anyone it is really uncommon to die from a UTI so when you get a UTI don’t just blow it off make sure that you get professional help and you get that treated we see UTIs all the time in healthcare it’s nothing to be ashamed of it’s very easy to treat and actually you don’t necessarily need to see a doctor in person to get it treated a lot of primary care providers like in our group will treat people’s UTIs virtually if they know they’ve got the symptoms if they’ve had it before so definitely you reach out to someone that you trust a trusted health care provider and let’s get that UTI taken care of [Music] you