Spiritual meaning of UTI and bladder issues:
Urinary tract infection can affect different parts of the urinary tract, including the urethra (urethritis), bladder (cystitis), or kidneys (pyelonephritis).
UTI is very common, especially in babies, women, and older people. Actually, women have 10 times increased chances than men to get a UTI.
According to statistics, 20 percent of women will have a urinary tract infection at some point during their life.
Also, 5 percent of men will get this type of infection in their lifetime. UTIs are rare in adult males younger than 50 years, however, they increase in incidence thereafter.
Women tend to get urinary tract infections more frequently than men due to the fact that the urethra in women is located closer to the rectum, plus, it is shorter.
UTIs don’t always cause symptoms, however, when they do, they may include:
- pelvic pain, in women — particularly around the area of the pubic bone and in the center of the pelvis;
- a strong, persistent urge to urinate;
- strong-smelling urine;
- a burning sensation when urinating;
- urine which appears red or cola-colored (a sign of blood in the urine);
- urine which appears cloudy;
- passing frequent, small amounts of urine.
Bacteria are the most common cause of urinary tract infections.
The most frequent organism which causes a urinary tract infection is Escherichia coli bacteria.
This bacterium is generally found in the lower colon, however, it can occasionally find its way into the urinary tract.
In addition, fungi can also cause a urinary tract infection.
Several factors can contribute to the risk of urinary tract infection, and they include:
- sexual intercourse – it is a common cause of urinary tract infection in women since sex introduces bacteria into a woman’s urinary tract;
- use of contraceptive spermicide;
- low levels of estrogen;
- immune suppression;
- wiping from back to the front following a bowel movement (in women and girls) can introduce bacteria into the urethra;
- people with diabetes – high glucose levels can make you more vulnerable to infection.
Note – UTIs in men are often related to an enlarged prostate blocking the flow of urine, which allows harmful bacteria to have an easier time occupying the urinary tract.
Drugs typically recommended for urinary tract infections include:
- Levofloxacin (Levaquin);
- Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim);
- Cephalexin (Keflex);
- Fosfomycin (Monurol);
- Ceftriaxone (Rocephin);
- Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin);
- Ciprofloxacin (Cipro).
The bladder is the hollow organ in the lower abdomen which stores urine. Numerous conditions can affect the bladder. Most common ones are:
- interstitial cystitis – a chronic problem that causes bladder pain and frequent urination;
- bladder cancer;
- overactive bladder – a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time;
- urinary incontinence – loss of bladder control;
- cystitis – inflammation of the bladder, usually from an infection.
Note – bladder pain from urinary tract infections can happen at any age. In young women, it is a frequent symptom of UTIs, along with painful and frequent urination.
Symptoms of Bladder Infection
Common symptoms include:
- pain when urinating;
- cloudy or foul-smelling urine;
- crying while urinating;
- pain in the lower belly area;
- strong urges to urinate, however, you only pass a small amount of urine;
- urinating more frequently than usual.
Spiritual Meaning of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A person who is affected by UTIs hardly assimilates external events; her anger and the fact that others are not aware of her sadness cause a “burning” sensation.
The body indicates that it is time to take responsibility for your life, that no one has the mission to make you happy, and by accepting others without expectations, you will live many beautiful moments.
Spiritual Meaning of Bladder Issues
Bladder problems reveal certain fears regarding your ancestors that you can not overcome.
Cystitis or other inflammations of the bladder indicate this, adding that there is anger or rebellion in your attitude.
Boys who are afraid of their parents, and especially of their father, or other father figures in their life (grandparents, teachers), sometimes express this fear through enuresis (peeing in bed). Girls tend to express this fear through repetitive cystitis.
Home Remedies for UTIs
#1 Drink Plenty of Water
Water is essential to human life.
Every cell in our body needs water to function properly, and we rely on water for many of our daily activities.
It’s no surprise, then, that experts recommend that we drink plenty of water every day.
Depending on our activity level and the climate we live in, we may need to drink anywhere from eight to twelve glasses of water per day. That may seem like a lot, but it’s important to remember that water doesn’t just come from glasses or bottles; we can also get it from other sources like fruits and vegetables.
Although urinating can be painful when you have a urinary tract infection, it is essential to drink as many fluids as possible, especially water.
Tight clothing can encourage moisture to develop.
Loose fitting clothing can prevent moisture from making the infection worse.
Cranberries contain an ingredient that stops the pathogenic bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract.
#4 Pee When You Feel The Urge
When you feel the urge to urinate, it is important to act on that urge as soon as possible.
Holding in urine for long periods of time can lead to a number of problems, including urinary tract infections and kidney damage.
In fact, even healthy kidneys can be damaged by holding in urine for too long.
So next time you feel the urge to go, don’t wait! Find a bathroom and relieve yourself as soon as possible.
Your body will thank you for it.
#5 Avoid Bladder Irritants
By avoiding bladder irritants, you can help to reduce your risk of developing urinary tract infections and other complications.
Limit the intake of bladder irritants, like – carbonated beverages, caffeinated drinks (coffee or energy drinks), and alcoholic beverages, especially when you suffer from a urinary tract infection.
If you suspect that something you’re eating or drinking is causing problems, try eliminating it from your diet for a few weeks to see if your symptoms improve.