You may have read or heard about water infections, sometimes referred to as a urinary tract infection or UTI, cystitis, or bladder infection. If you’ve never experienced one of these infections, you may not understand exactly what a UTI is or how painful and debilitating it can be.
Symptoms of water infection are troublesome to anyone affected by them, but women are ten times more likely to acquire water infections than men, partly due to the anatomy of the female urinary tract. One out of every four women will be affected by a water infection at least once in their lives, and some women may experience them frequently.
- Water infections cause inflammation of the urinary tract, particularly the bladder and urethra, which causes the following symptoms, which may be more common in women:
- Intense urge to urinate frequently
- Need to get up several times a night to urinate
- Passing small amounts of urine at a time
- Intense pain or burning during urination, especially near the end
- Lower abdominal pain
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Strong and/or unpleasant smelling urine
Conventional medicine recommends a course of antibiotics as soon as a water infection is diagnosed. As we become more aware of the dangers inherent in antibiotic overuse, many of us are looking for natural and safe ways to treat water infections before they can progress into a potentially dangerous kidney infection.
Your grandma probably drank lemon barley when she thought she might be developing a water infection. Today, some women who are especially prone to these infections keep a jug of cranberry juice in the refrigerator for the same purpose. Turns out, they were right. It also turns out that D-Mannose can also help support a healthy bladder and prevent water infections.
D-Mannose helps to support bladder health by increasing mannose in the urine. Naturally healthy bladders contain more mannose than unhealthy bladders and adding supplementary mannose with a product such as D-Mannose can help improve bladder health.
Studies have shown D-Mannose to help prevent infections in people of all ages and to stop symptoms when they start. D-Mannose offers quick relief from the painful symptoms associated with these infections.
Buy a UTI Test Kit
If you are concerned that you may have a water infection, the best thing to do is to go and see your doctor, especially if you are prone to frequent infections. A home test kit is available on this website that will allow you to test for UTIs at home, allowing you to monitor your condition on a regular basis.
This post has been updated since its original publication in 2013.