Home remedies for inflamed bladder

Inflamed Bladder known as Interstitial cystitis  can be controlled by some simple life style changes and home remedies.


It is a chronic condition in which you feel uncomfortable bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in your pelvis, which can range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the bladder that sends many women on urgent trips to the bathroom in urge to urinate as often as 40-60 times a day.

While interstitial cystitis — also called painful bladder syndrome  — can affect children and men, most of those affected are women. Interstitial cystitis can have a long-lasting adverse effect on your quality of life.

It is very hard to find cure for interstitial cystitis, no simple treatment exists to eliminate the signs and symptoms of interstitial cystitis, and no one treatment works for everyone. You may need to try various treatments or combinations of treatments before you find an approach that relieves your symptoms. 

Here are some effective natural remedies for treating inflamed bladder symptoms 

1) Change your eating habits: 
This is a big one. While diet may not actually cause an inflamed bladder, certain foods will make symptoms worse. Many report that eliminating or cutting down on potential bladder irritants helps a lot. These irritants include spicy food, coffee, chocolate, fruits (especially citrus), tomatoes, vinegar, pickled foods, alcohol, and anything with caffeine.

2) Cranberry Juice
Cranberry, also known as a “super fruit” contains several vitamins and acts as an antioxidant. It is because of these properties that cranberry juice is an excellent remedy for treatment of bladder inflammation as they contain a specific type of tannin that is found only in this fruit which is known to prevent the bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder and causing infection.

3) Train your Bladder
Bladder training techniques may help reduce urinary frequency. The training involves timed urination — going to the toilet according to the clock rather than waiting for the need to go. You start by urinating at set intervals, such as every half-hour — whether you have to go or not. Then you gradually wait longer between bathroom visits. Bladder training may involve learning to control the urge to urinate by using relaxation techniques, such as breathing slowly and deeply or distracting yourself with another activity.

4) Use Green Tea
Catechins within this famous herbal remedy could protect bladder cells from inflammation. It has been proven in studies that have exposed cells to a damaging acid. Forget the actual tea here; you need the supplements to deliver the dose of catechins needed for this effect.

5) Drink plenty of Fluids
It is recommended that you have plenty of fluids to treat bladder inflammation as every time you urinate, the bladder is cleansed. Taking a warm bath may help ease out the itching and provide some relief. Have 2 tablespoons of Lactobacillus Acidophilus thrice a day to treat bladder infections. A great herbal remedy is to have a teaspoon of fresh juice from drumstick flowers along with half a glass of coconut water twice a day.

6) Cleavers
This herb gets its name from the small hooked hairs on its leaves that cause it to "cleave" -- or attach to -- anything that touches it. Cleavers is an ingredient in herbal remedies for treating urinary problems, in part because of its diuretic effect. It also acts as a soothing coating along the inside of the bladder wall that may protect against irritation -- one cause of overactive bladder, Espinosa says.

7) Cornsilk

Gathered from the silky, hair-like threads of the corn stalk, cornsilk has been a remedy for urinary infections for so long that even the ancient Incas once used it. Cornsilk may have a soothing effect on the urinary tract.

8) Horsetail
This relative of the fern descends from gigantic plants that existed some 400 million years ago. Horsetail acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. It's been used to treat kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, and incontinence, although there isn't much research to prove its effectiveness in humans.

9) Saw palmetto 
Several studies have focused on saw palmetto for urinary symptoms, particularly in men who have an enlarged prostate gland. Doctors aren't exactly sure how saw palmetto works, but they say its benefits might have something to do with its ability to fight inflammation, as well as its effects on testosterone levels (which affect prostate growth).

10) Spinach and Coconut water
Mix equal parts of fresh spinach juice and coconut water as the nitrate and potassium in these ingredients help in curing the infection. Certain precautions that can be taken to avoid bladder inflammations are to wipe from front to back each time you urinate and urinate within a short span time of time after sexual intercourse.

Make some lifestyle changes

  • Wear loose clothing. Avoid belts or clothes that put pressure on your abdomen.
  • Reduce stress. Try methods such as visualization and biofeedback, and low-impact exercise.
  • Try pelvic floor exercises. Gently stretching and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, possibly with help from a physical therapist, may reduce muscle spasms. Sometimes this technique is combined with biofeedback.
  • If you smoke, stop. Smoking may worsen any painful condition, and smoking contributes to bladder cancer.
  • Exercise. Easy stretching exercises may help reduce your interstitial cystitis symptoms.
These home remedies for inflamed bladder will greatly neutralize your symptoms. If you have tried some remedies which provide relief please share in comment section. 

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