If you’ve had one, you know exactly why I’m writing this. If you haven’t, you’re probably wondering why it concerns you. If that’s you, you should probably read on…
A couple of years ago, I flew to Eastern Europe to spend a few days with a girl I’d previously met. After I came home, my fun-gun felt a little odd. I’d noticed it after I showered, and it felt like some soap had slipped into it causing it to sting a little.
I didn’t pay it a second thought, but thought it odd that it felt like that all day. After day two (when it hadn’t got any better), I knew it was time to see a doctor. On day three, the day I saw him, it was burning whenever I pee’d.
The doc clued me in that it was cystitis and prescribed me Trimethoprim, but not before throwing in a little “You waited three days? Lol… it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. MUCH worse…”
He was right.
By day four, I never knew that amount of pain was possible. Whenever I pee’d, it felt like I was passing a stream of red-hot golf balls.
It was agony. Once you start on Trimethoprim, it should clear up within a few days. Certainly before you finish your course in a week. Mine was still as bad after seven days (very rare) and I needed a second run.
A urinary tract infection isn’t a sexually transmitted disease, but it can be triggered from the irritation caused by having lots of sex, particularly with a new partner.
Cystitis is a bacterial infection which enters the urethra and breeds in the bladder. While women will experience it on occasion, it’s extremely rare in men. It also isn’t as painful in women.
To help things along, the doc’s advice was to drink a couple of glasses of cranberry juice per day, and lots of water. Which unfortunately makes you pee more…
How to Avoid Cystitis
1. Put a helmet on your soldier. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to you…
2. Pee before and immediately after sex. Clear anything unsavory out of your love canal.
Juicing for Cystitis
If you think you have a urinary tract infection, get yourself to the doctor immediately. The sooner you act, the easier it will be.
And just like the well known cranberry juice (which helps inhibit bacterial growth), there are other things you can drink which can help. And believe me, you’ll want to try everything you can get your hands on.
If you don’t have a juicer our guide will help you choose the right one for you.
Since you’re fighting a bacterial infection, juice to strengthen your immune system:
Vitamin C and Beta-carotene fortify the immune system.
Bioflavonoids enhance the absorption of Vitamin C.
Zinc helps with overall immunity.
Vitamin C is found in Kale, Red Bell Pepper, Collard Greens.
Beta-carotene is found in Carrot, and dark leafy greens (Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens).
Bioflavonoids are found in Red Bell Pepper (or Sweet Pepper), Strawberry, Broccoli, Garlic.
Zinc is found in dark leafy greens (Spinach, Collard Greens).
The best masticating juicers will yield twice as much juice from leafy greens, and save you money daily.
Juicing Recipe for Cystitis
- 6 Carrots
- 4 large Kale leaves
- 2 handfuls Spinach
- 3 Collard Green leaves
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- Some Strawberries (if blending)
Drink a couple of glasses per day when juicing for cystitis.
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