Our herbal blend in Urinary Tract Relief can help restore balance by reducing bacteria population and associated inflammation, while encouraging healthy and consistent urine flow. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system — your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. According to principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), urinary tract infections are commonly associated with an opportunistic accumulation of dampness and heat. Resolving the dysfunctional circulation of qi in the kidney and bladder, known as the lower energizer, is an essential process in restoring order. Removing the built up heat via urination can assist in balancing the tract while sustaining the detoxification process.
Urinary Tract Relief SupplementOur all natural Urinary Tract Relief Supplement provides healthy, drug free supplements that are as active as you are. These symptom-based herbs not only help your body’s natural healing process. But also help your quality of life and health.*
GenderWomen have a high rate of UTIs throughout their lives, because the openings to the urethra and rectum are in close proximity. Also, the urethra is shorter in women than in men. The risk of UTIs increases even further after menopause in women and after age 50 in men. Urinary tract infections are common in women, and many women experience more than one infection during their lifetimes.
CausesUrinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Although the urinary system is designed to keep out such microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail. When that happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract. The most common UTIs occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra.
Risk factors specific to women for UTIs include:
- Female anatomy. A woman has a shorter urethra than a man does, which shortens the distance that bacteria must travel to reach the bladder.
- Sexual activity. Sexually active women tend to have more UTIs than do women who aren't sexually active. Having a new sexual partner also increases your risk.
- Certain types of birth control. Women who use diaphragms for birth control may be at higher risk, as well as women who use spermicidal agents.
- Menopause. After menopause, a decline in circulating estrogen causes changes in the urinary tract that make you more vulnerable to infection.”
Tips for Promoting Urinary Tract Health
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day in order to keep a normal urinary pattern. This works to remove any waste products in your system.
- Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables like celery, watermelon juice etc...
- Don’t wait too long to use the restroom. Withholding urination can put added pressure on your bladder which can lead to infection.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine. Cutting down on alcohol and caffeinated foods and drinks—such as coffee, tea, chocolate, and most sodas—may help.
- Quit smoking. If you smoke, take steps to quit . If you don’t smoke, don’t start.
- Take enough time to fully empty the bladder when urinating. Rushing when you urinate may not allow you to fully empty the bladder. If urine stays in the bladder too long, it can make a bladder infection more likely.
- Urinate after sex. Both women and men should urinate shortly after sex to flush away bacteria that may have entered the urethra during sex.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.