Let’s chat on a personal level about some of the less than appealing issues we as women face, UTI’s. Yep, totally going there because it’s something most women experience at some point in their life, but its also rarely talked about. I don’t want you suffering in silence when I know there are a few options to help alleviate symptoms.
What is a Urinary Tract Infection?
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.
Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. However, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to your kidneys.
Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. But you can take steps to reduce your chances of getting a UTI in the first place.
Urinary tract infections don’t always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include:
A strong, persistent urge to urinate
A burning sensation when urinating
Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
Urine that appears cloudy
Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone
You can take these steps to reduce your risk of urinary tract infections:
Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you’ll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin.
Drink cranberry juice. Although studies are not conclusive that cranberry juice prevents UTIs, it is likely not harmful.
Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.
Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.
Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
You can add these into your daily routine to reduce risk and symptoms – Prevention is Better Than a Cure:
doTERRA PB Assist: effective probiotic to help ensure proper gut health and develop healthy bacteria in your system – take this product regularly
doTERRA On Guard: take daily to boost your immune system. Also apply topically over abdomen and low/mid back area for kidney protection.
doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil: Add a drop of lemon essential oil to each serving of water – it is a purifier for your body and supports both proper bladder and kidney function.
doTERRA Purify Blend: Dilute and apply topically over the kidneys and abdomen. Also, had to a hot compress and then apply.
doTERA On Guard Capsules: powerful blend of On Guard essential oil, Oregano Oil, Melissa Oil and Black Pepper oil for added immune support. Take daily as needed but do not exceed 10 days of usage
Roller Bottle Blend 5ml: apply topically on lower abdomen over bladder and on lower back over kidneys. Note: avoid alcohol, sugars, refined foods, drink ample amounts of water.
2 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil
6 drops of doTERRA Purify Blend
4 drops of Juniper Berry Essential Oil
5 drops of Lemongrass Essential oil
Fill the rest with Fractionated Coconut Oil
A note on essential oil quality: I only use the highest quality, therapeutic grade essential oils, doTERRA essential oils. All of these suggestions are based off the assumption that high-quality essential oils are being used. If you would like to get started using doTERRA high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils, then you can CLICK HERE to learn how to get started!
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