Urinary Tract Infection Treatment – Why Traditional Treatment Can Be Detrimental To Your Health
For such a common problem, it’s hard to believe that a urinary tract infection is one of the most painful illnesses one can experience. It is a pain that can keep you from even the simplest routine activities. This article will talk about the traditional treatment method for UTI’s and why it is not ideal for long term health.
A typical urinary tract infection treatment plan consists of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor or other medical professional. For those are prone to recurrent infections, smaller daily or weekly doses of antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent future occurrences. Some patients suffer from a UTI after sexual intercourse (called honeymoon cystitis), and should take a dose each time prior to sex.
The problem with antibiotics is that they cause a myriad of side effects that can be as painful as the UTI itself. Some of the more common side effects include headaches, stomachaches, and nausea. These don’t even take account of the serious ones, such as vomiting and yeast infections. Yeast infections, in particular, can be just as annoying as UTI’s.
Also, bacteria will quickly develop resistance to the drugs. Each time you take a dose, its effect will decrease. Each decrease may or may not be noticeable, but over the long haul, you will notice a difference. When I first contracted a UTI, antibiotics prescribed to me cured my illness in less than two days. By the time I’ve had five or so reccurrences, it took more than a week of medication for my infection to go away.
The most common bacteria that cause UTI’s are called E. coli. These bacteria usually live in your anus and cause no problems. However, sometimes they can reach your urethra through various means. E. coli is the culprit in over 90% of all UTI’s, and if your antibiotics suddenly stopped working, you can expect E. coli to be a major problem since they have such easy access to your urethra.
Unfortunately, not only does using antibiotics present the above negative effects, you don’t need me to tell you that long term use of drugs can be detrimental to your health. It’s like sticking foreign substances into your body day in and day out.
Plus, that’s not even counting the dollars spent on doctor visits and drugs. I always believed that money came second to health, but there came one point in time when I simply couldn’t afford any more doctor visits, which was running at several hundred dollars a month. But as luck would have it, I discovered a way to naturally fight against UTI’s, and now I spend no more than $20 a month.