The first step you will need to take when you have some type of bladder problem is to seek the advice of your physician. If your problem stems from a bladder infection then he will prescribe an antibiotic. Bladder infections will rarely go away on its own and can lead to more serious problems with the urethra, bladder, and the kidneys. Your physician will also need to rule out any more serious problems prior to starting any type of home remedy.
Some of the possible symptoms of bladder problems are the following.
Cloudy Urination is one way to identify a bladder infection when no other symptoms are present. The color of ones urine does give great insight into the internal condition of the urinary track.
A sharp, knife-like pains in your back or groin. You could possibly have a bladder infection, kidney stone or another serious problem.
Urge to urinate just after using the restroom and when you do you only urinate small amounts. Could be a bladder infection called cystitis, bladder irritation called interstitial cystitis, or from a kidney stone.
You can be laughing, sneezing, coughing and the next thing you know your underwear is wet. Stress incontinence is when there is a weakening of the pelvic floor, which will result in pressure (or stress) on a bladder that was fully functional before.
Urine that smells bad. Some vitamins, or foods, and over the counter products will also produce a strong odor of the urine, most notable vitamin B.
If blood is present in your urine it could be from a bladder infection, trauma, kidney stone, or a bleeding disorder.
A painful or burning sensation with urination could be a sign of a bladder infection or possible kidney stones.
In males the need to urinate more often than normal, or have problems starting the urine stream, or wake many times at night to urinate could be caused by problems with the prostate gland.
In some cases, women also complain of a feeling of not emptying the bladder and heaviness in the lower abdomen.
These are just a very few of the symptoms of a bladder problem. One thing that you need to realize is that you will more than likely have more than one symptom and you can have a combination of quite a few of them. You also need to make sure that you talk to your doctor prior to starting any type of home remedy.
Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with treating Bladder Problems such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, L-cysteine, Vitamin E, Zinc and Cranberry Juice.
Vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing urinary bladder cancer in smokers and drinkers.
Vitamin A is an important immune system stimulant. DR. Nauss reported a reduced T-cell immune response in patients with a Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency may increase the risk of cancers of the lung, larynx, bladder, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum and prostate. Vitamin A is stored in the liver and fat cells of the human body and can reach toxic levels. DO NOT take more than the recommended dosage of Vitamin A.
L-cysteine is another immune system stimulant but should always be taken in conjunction with Vitamin C to reduce the risk of developing stone formation in the kidneys and bladder.
Vitamin E accelerates wound healing and aids in the functioning of the immune system.
Zinc also has a profound influence on the body's ability to resist disease.
Cranberry Juice may also help prevent kidney and bladder infections. If you are taking COUMADIN then check with your doctor before using cranberry to treat any symptom of bladder problem.
Always consult your doctor before using this information.
This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.