An overview on urinary tract infections and effective natural remedies
Sowjanya Pulipati, Puttagunta Srinivasa Babu, M Lakshmi Narasu and Nagisetty Anusha
Urinary tract infections are the most commonly occurred disease in male and females in 1:8 ratio. It affects people throughout their lifespan. UTIs are caused by pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis and fungi Candida albicans. Antibiotics can be used to treat UTIs but it is not the proper solution. The use of antibiotics kills beneficial bacteria; which are critical components of an optimally functioning immune system. High rate of antibiotics use increase resistant bacterial strains and decreases antibiotic efficiency. Hence it is advised to use antibiotics judiciously. Antimicrobial agents of nature act as affordable and safe alternative remedy to treat UTIs without increasing the risk of antibiotic resistance. Therefore the present study describes the effective natural remedies to treat UTIs.