Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)


Updated February 21, 2017

Urinary tract, and especially bladder infections are super common – over half of us will have at least one at some point in our lives, up to 20% of all women have some urinary discomfort or a bladder infection every year, and as many as 20% of us gals will have a recurrence 6 months after a bladder infection. That’s a lot of bladder infections!

Bladder and kidney infections are both types of urinary tract infections. This article will focus on bladder infections, because kidney infections require antibiotic treatment, whereas, common bladder infections often respond well to natural therapies.

By preventing bladder infections, you can prevent break the UTI cycle, including preventing recurrent bladder infections, as well kidney infections, which usually arise as a result of a bladder infection. By treating them naturally, you can avoid the overuse of antibiotics which can wreak havoc on your gut and microbiome, and as a result over time, especially when you have to take them regularly for recurrent bladder infections, have a bigger impact on your health

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection

The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are frequent (and sometimes terribly painful) urination, urgently needing to pee, aching, cramping, or pressure above the pubic bone (that bony ridge down low in the front of your belly), and feeling tired, unwell, or low energy (malaise). You might notice blood in your urine (or on your toilet tissue), something up to 40% of women with a bladder infection experience.

They can make you feel awful enough to have to miss work, and untreated, can progress into more serious kidney infections which can make you really sick.

In a bladder infection, symptoms usually come on pretty suddenly, and there is no fever with a bladder infection. In contrast, kidney infection symptoms generally come on gradually, and there is usually fever, chills, nausea, and low back pain. Antibiotics are important for kidney infections, but bladder infections in healthy adult women who are not pregnant can often be treated naturally.

In young, sexually active women, sudden onset of painful urination can also be due to chlamydia infection, or more rarely gonorrhea, so getting a urine culture that includes these tests is a good idea.

Vaginal yeast infections can also cause irritation of the urethra, leading to bladder-infection like symptoms, so consider this as a possible cause if you’ve been struggling with symptoms of a vaginal infection (itching, burning, thick or odorous vaginal discharge) and also consider getting a urine and vaginal culture done in this case if you’re not sure what’s going on.

Both in the prevention and treatment of UTI, the main goals are:

• support your body’s natural defenses against infection

• restore microflora balance and health
• promote bladder pH that is inhospitable to harmful bacteria
• prevent bacteria from adhering to the wall of the bladder

Part 1: Preventing Bladder Infections Naturally

Before we talk about treatment, let’s talk about prevention.

Bladder infections arise from bacteria in the bladder – usually E. coli, though there are a few other bothersome varieties, too. Kidney infections generally occur when bacteria from the bladder travels up the ureters, the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

Bacteria can take hold in the bladder when:

  • we’ve been eating excess sugar (or drinking alcohol which is high in sugar) which dampens the immune system and also feeds unhealthy gut and vaginal flora
  • when we’re under stress
  • having a lot of sex (particularly with a new partner, or more than usual as on a honeymoon or vacation)
  • or experience disruptions in the balance of the vaginal or gut flora for example, from taking antibiotics, diet, or other triggers.

Both the gut flora and vaginal ecology play a key role in preventing UTIs by keeping bacteria that can migrate from either place to the urethra in check. Lactobacillus species naturally present in the vagina specifically prevent E. coli from proliferating.

Some women may actually be genetically predisposed to getting more urinary infections – this may be the case if your mom had them a lot, too. But this does not make you doomed to have them; it just means you want to be extra thoughtful in preventing them.

When bladder infections keep coming back, they can either be relapsing, meaning the same one isn’t really clearing and it keeps creeping back up, or more commonly, it is a new infection each time. Either way, you want to make sure there’s nothing underlying going on like diabetes, because high blood sugar can feed bacteria and reduce your immune response, and you want to consider other conditions that can contribute to or mimic urinary tract infection including interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, and chronic vulvovaginitis.

In perimenopausal women, declining estrogen can lead to vaginal dryness that increases the risk of bladder infections. The probiotics discussed in this article can help, as can increasing good quality dietary fats (olive oil, avocado, coconut oil). In some women, specific herbs for supporting estrogen production including hops and vitex can be beneficial.

There’s a lot we can all do to reduce our risk of getting a UTI.

Follow all of these suggestions as recommended, for prevention, for 3-6 months; some women will want to remain on the probiotic and cranberry-d-mannose daily. Also, most women forget to stay hydrated, and we tend to put off peeing until the last possible minute – both of which increase our chance of getting a UTI – so listen to your body! Drink a lot of water and pee as soon as you have the urge.

General prevention suggestions

  • Urinate after sex
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Avoid antibiotic overuse
  • Wear underwear with a cotton crotch and avoid wearing thongs if you’re prone to UTI’s. (Think of them as a circus high wire for bacteria to walk across!)
  • The use of oral contraceptives (OCs) doubles the risk of UTI, and the use of diaphragms and spermicides doubles the rate of UTI compared to OCs – so if you’re using these and getting UTI’s, consider another form of birth control, from the symptothermal method and condoms to an IUD.
  • Menstrual pads are more likely to increase UTIs over using tampons, so consider switching if UTIs are a chronic problem for you, or change your pad more often and wear only pads made from natural cloth or organic cotton.
  • Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement – a lot of women do it the other way around and this can increase UTIs.
  • If you practice anal sex, avoid contact near the bladder during and after as this is a risk factor.
  • Avoid bubble baths and vaginal hygiene products (i.e., douches), which increase irritation in the area and also damage the healthy vaginal flora.

Dietary Suggestions for Prevention

  • Keep your gut and vaginal flora healthy with a diet low in sugar and high in fiber, especially from leafy green vegetables every day
  • Eat lacto-fermented veggies at least 3 times each week
  • Eating fermented dairy products three times per week (yogurt, for example) was shown in one study to dramatically reduce the likelihood of getting a UTI; if you are vegan or paleo, consider a non-dairy yogurt with live active cultures.
  • For some women, avoiding or reducing bladder irritating foods including sugar, vinegar, tomatoes, citrus, black tea, coffee, and yup, sorry…chocolate, too, can help.

Nutritional and Herbal Supplements for Prevention

  • Take a probiotic 1-2 capsules daily that contains Lactobacillus species, and if you have recurrent vaginal infections as well, make sure it also contains Lactobacillus reuteri and rhamnosus
  • Take Cranberry-d-mannose capsules, twice daily. Cranberry can dramatically reduce the colonization and growth of bacteria in the urine, preventing UTI as well as being an important part of treatment of infection. Cranberry extract and juice can be used as well, but I find the cranberry-d-mannose form far superior for prevention.
  • Vitamin C: Studies have shown vitamin C enhances the release of nitric oxide in the urine, and that this effect has antimicrobial activity against three of the most common urinary bacteria that cause UTIs. A generally recommended dose for prevention is 500 mg twice daily.

Part 2: Natural Treatment of Bladder Infections

Herbal and nutritional remedies can be excellent alternatives to antibiotics for treating bladder infections and preventing them from recurring. They can help to kill off the harmful bacteria, reduce irritation and inflammation in the urinary tract, boost immunity, and restore healthy flora in the vagina and gut.

Below is the plan I have my patients follow at the onset of bladder infection symptoms. Each part of the plan is important – so don’t skip anything unless there’s something in the plan you know you don’t tolerate.

You can expect symptoms to start to improve after 12-24 hours, though they might initially get worse over the first few hours while treatment is kicking in. Symptoms should be significantly better in 24-72 hours, with complete resolution in 5 days. Because of the high recurrence rate of UTIs, I recommend following this plan for 1 week, after which I suggest you go to the prevention plan above for another week.

This treatment is NOT intended for pregnant women; please see my book The Natural Pregnancy Book for UTI in pregnancy. The plan below is safe while breastfeeding, but if you have a UTI in the few weeks after birth, please also see your midwife or doctor for appropriate recommendations.

General and Dietary Treatment 

  • Cut out all sugar in your diet for 5 days
  • Drink 6 to 8 – 8 oz. glasses of water each day
  • Urinate at first urge – don’t hold your urine!
  • Avoid sex during treatment and for a few days after

Nutritional Supplements for Treatment 

  • Take 4 probiotic capsules daily for 2 days, then 2 capsules daily for 5 days. The probiotic should contain Lactobacillus species, and if you have a vaginal infection as well, make sure it also contains Lactobacillus reuteri and rhamnosus
  • Take 1000 mg. vitamin C every 4 hours for 2 days, then 500 mg. every 4 hours for 5 additional days

Herbal Remedies for Treatment

  • Drink 8 oz. of cranberry juice every 4 hours for 3-5 days, then 16 oz/day for a week,  or take Cranberry-d-mannose, 2 capsules twice daily, or if powder, 1 tsp. twice daily for 1 week, or take cranberry extract capsules 400 mg. every 2 hours for 48 hours, and then every 4 hours for 5 days
  • The most effective herbal preparations for bladder infection are herbal infusions because they flush through the urinary tract. Here’s a simple and effective preparation: Mix 1/3 ounce each of uva ursi leaf, marshmallow root, and yarrow blossoms and place in a quart sized mason jar or a 4-cup French press. Steep for 1 hour then strain out the liquid or plunge the French press. Dose: 1/2 -1 cup every 4 hours, taken hot or cold. This preparation will keep refrigerated for 48 hours. You can get these herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs; I suggest ordering them overnight mail if you need them right away. Keep them on hand if you tend to get UTIs or
  • If you don’t want to make this tea, you can use any of the following products instead: Cranberry Bladder Defense by Planetary Herbals, Cranberry ReLeaf by Herbs, Etc., Herb Pharm Urinary Support + Calm Waters, or Uva Ursi capsules + Marshmallow Root capsules by Nature’s Way. Take these products as directed on the package but take every 2 hours for the first 24 hours, then every 4 hours for the next 5 days.
  • If you are experiencing spastic, cramping bladder pain, also take 30 drops of cramp bark tincture plus 30 drops of wild yam tincture and 5-10 drops of kava kava tincture (avoid the kava kava if you have any liver problems or are taking other medications) every 2-4 hours for the first 24 hours, and reduce to every 4-6 hours for the next 24 hours.

When to See Your Doctor and When an Antibiotic is Recommended

While natural self-care is incredibly empowering, my goal in providing this information is not to encourage you to avoid necessary antibiotics. But I do want you to have the information that can help you avoid rounds of unnecessary antibiotic treatment when a natural, effective approach is available. If you have fever, chills, and lower back pain, this is more likely to be a kidney infection, so see your doctor right away, and yes, antibiotics are appropriate. Similarly if you are pregnant and have a kidney infection antibiotics – and sometimes even hospitalization for IV antibiotic treatment — may be appropriate. If you are pregnant and have a bladder infection, unless you are working with a medical doctor or midwife truly skilled in the use of herbal and natural remedies, and sometimes even then so, a short course of antibiotics may be appropriate to avoid the risk of preterm labor or development of kidney infection, both of which can occur in pregnancy due to UTI.

For young girls (under 10 years old) with urinary tract infections, and when there is a kidney infection in any woman at any age, antibiotics are considered appropriate.

If you do require an antibiotic, take it along with a daily probiotic as discussed above to UTI treatment, and then continue the probiotic for 3 months after, along with starting the protocol above for UTI recurrence prevention.

Beerepoot M, ter Riet G, Nys S, et al. Lactobacilli vs antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections: a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial in postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(9):704-712.

Quintus J, et al Urinary excretion of arbutin metabolites after oral administration of bearberry leaf extracts . Planta Med. (2005)

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Snowden R, et al A comparison of the anti-Staphylococcus aureus activity of extracts from commonly used medicinal plants . J Altern Complement Med. (2014)

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Jenni Gabelsberg

Hi Aviva! Thank you for the great posting! As a women and men's health Physical Therapist, I see a lot of women with recurrent UTIs. I would also recommend adding aggressive constipation management to your list, as women with constipation and incomplete evacuation have increased risk, as you mentioned with the ability for the E coli bacteria to migrate forward from the anal canal. There also has been some research in postmenopausal women about using probiotic vaginal suppositories which has led to decreased UTI and improved health of the vaginal epithelium. My one objection to your post is the statement to pee as soon as you feel the urge. Women take that way too literally and I see many coming in my office voiding 20+ times per day. Women need to know that their bladder does have the very important job of storing urine, and that they should void 5-7 times in a 24 hour period, and that void should be at least 50% of their bladder max capacity (typically they should be voiding 8-10 oz each time!). Also there is a place for pelvic floor strengthening in its ability to provide improved closure for the urethral opening, thus also leading to prevention of UTIs. Keep up the great work and check out my website at www.womens-advantage.com for more information about women and men's health PTs and what type of diagnoses that we treat!

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    Taryn

    Hi Jenni, I also am a Physiotherapist working in women's health (however not yet specialised). Thank you for this information I haven't come across this evidence yet in my studies and it is very interesting! Best Regards.

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L.J. Potter

I have attempted a few times to take probiotics for a healthy gut and found I get severe gas, blotting and eventually the diarrhoea. Have had professionals tell me to take it in between meals, some in the middle of a meal. Either way the same result. Do you have a suggestion. Thank you

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    aviva

    Could be SIBO. I recommend looking on the website of the Institute for Functional Medicine for a practitioner in your community to help with digestive issues.

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    Kelly

    One thing to think about is where does the gas come from? Well some probiotics eat prebiotics (things like potato starches, Jerusalem artichokes or sun chokes, and lots of other nutrients that come from your everyday foods) and the byproduct of eating for these particular set of prebiotics is a gas. These are, never the less, good probiotics and great for your body. Now the way it works is that your body may have a very low count of these gas producing probiotics and when you take probiotics you get a quick influx of them. You also get a quick influx of these probiotics when you feed them the prebiotics they like to eat. Of course we all experience this when we eat certain foods we get gas. Your body will regulate the numbers of these type of probiotics when the ratio of your gut flora is right. Things balance out in time. It's tricky because there is a balancing effect that happens when things are right but if your missing the probiotic or bacteria that helps regulate the growth of another type then one can grow out of control and that's is when you get problems that wont balance until the needed probiotic is added and fed in the gut. So trying to deal with the gas for a few days and see if it goes away and if not then maybe you need a component that is not in the brand of probiotic or some kind of food your not eating enough of. Remember that antibiotics is a killer of probiotics and can wipe a strain, or even several strains, of probiotics completely out of your body. So you could be missing the starting blocks to ever get to the flora you want. The way to replace those probiotics is by using probiotics or all different kinds and eating foods. Probiotics grow on the skins of fruits and vegetables too. Washing them can wash the good stuff right off but you don't want to be eating pesticides or any other cooties. Tricky right? Well maybe this all helps explain why so many people have gut issues? Exercise and movement is also a factor. When you move, the way humans have been moving since the dawn of human kind, it works wonders for your body. The human body is a system that has designed itself to need and use all the things we do in daily life to nourish us. Think of the way humans have lived until these last 100 years and even the last 40 years. All the sudden we sit all the time. Our body where not designed to be in one position for extended periods of time the way we are using them. Sitting is like wine, some is good for you too much is bad for you. As with all movement and rest. We don't even sleep in one position all night long and this is with a soft bed. Consider the fact that we haven't had excess to memory foam during the entire process of evolution. Our bodies where developed while sleeping in very different beds. When we move our stomach muscles contract and relax and keep our guts moving too. Sedentary things get gross quick. Even water when left still becomes stagnant, especially when it's non chlorinated water exposed to nature. This is the perfect example because in a lake things are moving and things are balanced. In a stagnant pool, one type of bacteria dominates the area can become so overgrown it eventually becomes toxic to it's self. The human body is an ecosystem and requires balance.

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Jaelene H.

Wonderful article, thank you for writing it. As an Herbalist and someone who has suffered UTI's and Kidney infections since early childhood I appreciate good, simplified information for Natural care. As an Herbalist its much easier for me to look at a client, family or friend and say hey try "this herb, or herb combo and avoid these things" but when it comes to myself, well I forget. I have managed to keepmthe UTIs awaybfor a while now but Im keeping this article for future reference. I am sure to have another eventually. I love your articles. Thank yoy for sharing

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Valeria

I have another hint I tell my female patients and girlfriends. I've notice when caring for someone with a UTI that when she stood up off the toilet after urinating additional urine would come out. I have made it a practice (when I take the time) after urinating to stand and reposition and then urinate again. Additional urine usually comes out. I dont' know if age >50 has anything to do with it as well as muscle tone of if its just a question of gravity and repositioning. Completely emptying the bladder makes sense since any left in there will encourage bacterial growth. Just like leaving a glass of water out on the counter and never emptying it completely but adding water- the bacteria at the bottom never gets flushed out. I'm amazed I've never hear a urologist mention this.

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Megan

Thank you so much for this article and your knowledge on this topic! You may have read my mind on questions I had! Only question I have left: what probiotic brand has all required blend that you recommend. Thank you again in advance! I would be so great full for a list or recommended brands that I can purchase for myself and my boys (6 months old and 3.5 years old)

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Amanda

Thanks for all the great ideas. When I was pregnant with a suspected UTI my midwife told me I could try drinking corn silk tea (I forget how much but it was a lot spread out all day long) for a couple days to see if we could get it to clear up without antibiotics. It worked well (all the symptoms were gone by the time the lab results came in confirming UTI) so I'm curious why it's not on your list.

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    aviva

    It's a great antiinflammatory, but not strictly for infection --- and when I post blogs I try to keep the number of recommendations down so not to be too overwhelming! There are literally dozens of herbs for UTI. :)

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Yvonne Jones

I need some information about Thyroid. I am 59. What can I do. I do not want to take medication. I have a Hypo Thyroid. What do you suggest. Thank You, Best Yvonne

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    aviva

    I recommend looking on the website of the Institute for Functional Medicine for a practitioner in your community.

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Taryn

This article might just change my life! I am 26 years old and have had recurring bladder infections almost every 3-6 weeks for 3 years. I do ALL the general prevention strategies as well as live a very healthy lifestyle, I have seen specialists and still experience the recurrences. The nutritional supplements and herbal remedies for prevention and treatment in this article, I hope, will now make all the difference! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!

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Shana Lowell

Thanks so much for these excellent recommendations. Any suggestions for stones in the urinary tract? Thanks!

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Eryn

I swear by cantharis. Hyland's used to sell it by itself, but now I think it's only in a blend they call "Bladder Irritation." They're little pills you pop under your tongue a few times a day, easy peasy, and they worked for me. They are not, however, considered safe during pregnancy; I believe I read cantharis can trigger contractions.

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Sarah

do you know if it's safe to use marshmallow root and d-mannose while nursing?

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    aviva

    Yes, it is quite safe. :)

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Hannah Morgan

Hi, thank you so much for all the great information you share on your website. I am curious what you think about giving Uva Ursi to a seven year old? She was recently diagnosed with IC and thickening of the bladder wall. I have put together a tea blend with other herbs that I know are safe for children, and am careful about dosing, but I don't have any real anti-microbials in the mix and can't find a straight answer about Uva Ursi and kids. Thank you!

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    Aviva Romm

    Hi Hannah, Uva ursi is an acute use herb, not a regular use herb, and it probably wouldn't be especially appropriate for IC. For preventing UTI, if she has UTI's additionally, I'd prefer cranberry -d-mannose and probiotics at that age. Best, Aviva

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Abigail

Thank you for this article!! I do have one question about cranberry. You said you've found that "cranberry-d-mannose form far superior for prevention". I assume you are comparing this to unsweetened, pure cranberry juice? Or are you referring to the commonly sweetened form of cranberry juice with added apple, etc juices? Is the difference in prevention/curing UTI that dramatic? I find that a hot mug of unsweetened cranberry juice to be quite potent (and effective), so I'm very curious about the capsules.

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    Aviva Romm

    Correct - I was comparing it to cranberry juice - which can also be effective, but not recommended with added juices.

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kristi

Do you have a particular vitamin C that you recommend?

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    Aviva Romm

    You can see the supplements I use in my practice here. :) https://us.fullscript.com/welcome/replenishsupplements

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Janet

Thank you for this information. I get episodes of UTI after a taking antibiotics for diverticulitis or other gut issues. I've told my doctor I suspected the relationship between the antibiotic and UTI, but she always disputes it and continues to treat me with more antibiotics until now I've become resistant to them. So I'm happy to read your theory which confirms my experience.

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    Barb

    Thank you so much for Natural MD Radio #53 and these accompanying show notes. I had two UTI's in 2016 and followed your protocol as suggested: chose cranberry d-mannose and herbal infusion, along with, Vit C, & water, etc. Worked beautifully. But I have prolaspe with cystocele and rectocele. I have been doing Kegels per instructions from my PT for a year now. But prolapse is worse and so annoying and becoming quite an ordeal during BM's and urination. Have started wearing thin pads for security. I think my UTI's are aggravating by my prolapse. Any suggestions? Again, thank you for all the information you so generously provide.

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      Aviva Romm

      Hi Barb, Pelvic organ prolapse is surprisingly common but not often discussed publicly so thank you for your honesty and courage in bringing it up so frankly. I will have to do more on this topic on my website and podcast. I strongly recommend pelvic PT for women such as yourself - it has been shown, along with appropriate pelvic floor exercises, to be as effective in many cases as surgery - without the trauma and risk. So glad to hear you've been doing this - but perhaps you need a different set of exercises or to use pelvic floor biofeedback to make sure you're effectively doing the practices - sometimes we feel we're toning the right muscles but aren't quite there.... For UTI, cranberry-d-mannose daily has been found to be helpful, but also keeping a peri-rinse bottle with room temperature water to which 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil (medicinal quality) has been added and rinsing after each urination to reduce local irritation. Hope this helps! More to come on my site for you!

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        Angela

        I have been dealing with pelvic organ prolapse for about a year now and would be soooo grateful to hear your take on it all Aviva. Its quite devastating to face and wish more women were talking about it. Had I known the importance of my pelvic floor, beyond avoiding a little leaking when laughing, I would have done many things different. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its something you discuss in the near future, it would be so very appreciated!

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          Aviva Romm

          Hi Angela, Yes - it is! I actually had uterine prolapse after my second baby - likely due to the carrying my oldest on my back on intense hikes even while pregnant. So much for being an Amazon! :) Pelvic physical therapy is a topic on the list for Natural MD radio - so yes- I will address it - it has been found to help about 50% of women as well as surgical treatment and pessaries for urinary incontinence. I highly recommend it if you haven't already sough this therapy.


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Carina

Thank you for sharing. I had bladder infection multiple times in the last 3 years. I tried all possible methods to prevent the infections but no help. I took several courses of antibiotics and finally I became resistance to them. I did't know what to do next until my friend recommended me a herbal medicine called diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill. I tried the pill and luckily I was cured fully by taking it for only 2 months.

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Yara

Is it okay to use liquid herbal supplements instead of capsules? I could only find uva Ursi in liquid form

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    Aviva Romm

    Yes though I personally feel the tea is the best. Try Mountain Rose herbs for the loose tea leaf. :)

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Mika

Hello, does this work only for E.Coli or also for UTIs caused by the enterococcus? Thanks

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Marta

Re: nursing and Uti's. I feel like anywhere I look I get different opinions about herb use during lactation. Is the above herbal tea (uva ursi, marshmallow, yarrow) safe during breastfeeding because of the form its in (tea) - does that make it gentler? Thank you for this article. I so don't want to do antibiotics again but suffer from Uti's after being intimate.

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    Aviva Romm

    In my practice, I treat uncomplicated UTIs (simple bladder infections) in nursing mommas with these herbs without concern and have for several decades. This is short term use - up to a week - and should be a problem for breastmilk production or baby's safety. More serious UTIs - kidney infections or bladder infections that don't start to resolve in 48 hours with the herbs - that's when even I will turn to prescribing an antibiotic. IF UTIs are recurring chronically, then prevention is really important - that's when I turn to probiotics with L reuteri and L rhamnosus strains and cranberry-d-mannose, and also look to root causes.

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Beth

Aviva and all others, Does anyone recommend a good source for finding top quality probiotics? And are there recommendations for certain brands? There is so much advertising out there that it is hard to wade through to the truth. Thank you, Beth

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    Aviva Romm

    Hi Beth, I make my formulary available for public view so readers can see which products I use. You can find this under the shop tab on my website. You can sign up for an account with zero obligation and never make a purchase - but just use it as a reference resource. :)

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Cherry

Thank you so much for sharing. I had recurring utis over the past three years. I tried a lot of antibiotics, cranberry pill and D-mannose, but the symptoms still come and go. The medicine that helped me get rid of the infection was a herbal medicine named diuretic anti-inflammatory pill. It's effective in my condition. I'm so happy to have the chance come across this article and I will take some of these tips to prevent a uti.

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