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Bladder Infection Treatments Reviewed

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 06:28

 What Treatment Works? What does Not?

 

Consumer Health Reports has reviewed over 100 of the top selling treatments for Bladder Infection conditions and based the products on these important criterias: Effectiveness, Value, Quality, Safety, Reorder Rates, Customer Service

Consumer Health Reports has conducted research on many of the different Bladder Infection treatments online and over-the-counter. Below is an overview based on the results of this research. Of the 100 Bladder Infection treatments, we found only 3 products that are effective and would recommend. We have taken the confusion out of the shopping experience by narrowing your search to the elite products in the industry. Here is our researched list of products:

 

Top 3 Bladder Infection Treatments

 
Cranberry Juice  

A bladder infection is caused by bacteria that invade the urinary tract and make their way to the bladder. Bladder infections are more common in women, although they can be more serious in men. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, pain or burning during urination; frequent to urge to urinate although little comes out; and feeling of pain or fullness in the bladder.

If you suspect that you have a bladder infection, it is very important to see your doctor right away for proper diagnosis and treatment. The usual treatment is a three day course of antibiotics, although a severe case may require longer treatment or even brief hospitalization.

Many people suffer from recurrent bladder infections, and are eager to take preventive measures. Cranberry juice is a popular folk remedy that is believed to help prevent bladder infections. Cranberry juice is a readily available FDA approved beverage that is considered safe for most people. However, like anything else on the market, it may not be right for everyone.

If you suffer from any underlying conditions or are taking prescription or over the counter medications, check with your doctor before beginning cranberry juice therapy. Drinking large quantities may lead to stomach upset or diarrhea. Allergic reaction is rare but possible.

Cranberry juice is also available in powder form as a supplement. Be cautious with supplements, as they are not fully regulated by the FDA and may contain additional ingredients. Carefully read the label and discuss any unfamiliar ingredients with your pharmacist before making a purchase.

Cranberry juice may help ease the symptoms of an active bladder infection but should not be used in place of proper treatment. See your doctor right away if you suspect that you have a bladder infection.

 
Probiotics  

A urinary tract infection that goes into the bladder is known as a bladder infection. Bladder infections are more common in women but are often more serious in men. Symptoms of a bladder infection may include, but are not limited to, pain or burning during urination; feeling a frequent urge to urinate although little comes out; and a feeling of fullness or heaviness in the bladder.

If you suspect a bladder infection, it is important to see your doctor right away for proper diagnosis and treatment. The usual course of treatment is a three day round of antibiotics. If your infection is more severe, a longer course of treatment or a brief hospitalization may be required.

Some people suffer from recurrent bladder infections, and are interested in preventing them. Probiotics are believed to help minimize the recurrence of bladder infections, although this claim has yet to be scientifically proven. Nonetheless, probiotics naturally occur in foods and are thought to be reasonably safe. They help to replace the so-called “good bacteria” in our bodies.

The biggest group of probiotics is lactobacilli, which are active cultures found in yogurt. Be sure to look for yogurt that is labeled as containing active cultures.

Lactobacilli and other probiotics are also contained in many supplements. Keep in mind that supplements are not fully regulated and may contain unwanted ingredients. Carefully read the label and consult with your pharmacist about any ingredients that you do not recognize.

Although probiotics are generally considered safe, they may not be right for everyone. If you suffer from any underlying conditions or are taking medications, be sure to talk to your doctor before beginning any treatments.

Keep in mind that probiotics are not a substitute for treatment. See your doctor right away if you suspect that you have a bladder infection.

 
Pyridium  

Bladder infections are a type of urinary tract infection that centers on the bladder. Bladder infections are more common in women, but may be more serious in men. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, pain or burning during urination; feeling of fullness or heaviness in the bladder; and frequent urge to urinate although little comes out.

If you suspect that you have a bladder infection, it is important to see your doctor right away for proper diagnosis and treatment. The usual course of treatment is a three day round of antibiotics. If your infection is more serious, however, you may require longer treatment or a brief round of antibiotics.

Although antibiotics will treat the infection, they do nothing for the symptoms of a bladder infection. If you are experiencing pain, your doctor may prescribe Pyridium. The medication is actually a dye with anesthetic properties. It can help to numb the pain associated with your bladder infection.

Pyridium may cause side effects such as headache, dizziness or upset stomach. It can also dye both your urine and your tears an orange-red color. Do not use contact lenses while undergoing Pyridium treatment. Occasionally more serious side effects may occur, so be sure to tell your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms.

Pyridium is not recommended for those with certain underlying medical conditions. It can interact with both over the counter and prescription medications. Your doctor will review your full medical history and list of medications before prescribing this drug. Always check with your pharmacist or doctor before adding any new medications while undergoing treatment.

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