Taking Charge of Your Health

Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker. Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of
the Canxida range of products. Thanks for checking out my video. I have a request here from a lady called Natalie
in Sweden. Natalie is quite a remarkable lady who set
up a Facebook page for people with Candida yeast infections, but also all different kinds
of problems and health issues related to Candida. Natalie has asked me, “Eric, can you please
talk about urethritis?” Urethritis belongs to a category of problems
called urinary tract infections. There are different kinds of UTIs or urinary
tract infections. Urethritis relates more to an inflammation
of the urethra, which is a conduit for the little tube that runs from the bladder to
the outside of the body. We’ve also other conditions of that. We’ve got cystitis, which is really the bladder
infection or the reservoir of the urine to which the urethra is attached to. They move on out to the body toward the urethra. We’ve got prostatitis that males can get. We’ve got pyelonephritis, which is a kidney
inflammation. A person will get fevers and chills and pain
in the back like being kicked in the back by a horse or something like that. Urethritis is actually quite a common condition
and it can affect men and women both equally. It can affect young people and old people. There are different reasons why these particular
type of age groups will get it. Let’s go into that a little bit. Men can be quite prone to urethritis even
if they’ve got a longer urethra, they can certainly be prone to it. They tend to have a thinner mucous membrane
lining the urethra than women do who tend to have a shorter and thicker one. Women tend to have urethritis particularly
as they older. Much more prone due to estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen has a very big effect on maintaining
the integrity of the urinary tract. Older women can be much more prone to urinary
tract infections than younger women. I feel because they have these big problems
with estrogen and progesterone. It may pay to get your hormones checked out
and maybe balanced or fixed up if you are certainly an older type of person. With the younger ones, most cases of urethritis,
I find, is after having intimate relations or after sex. It’s important to go straight to the bathroom
to urinate after that. Make sure that the hygiene is very good. If you get this infection, try to find out
what it is. Is it a Candida problem? Is it a bacterial problem? Is it virus? What’s causing the actual infection. Doctors will routinely give antibiotics, which
is crazy. Because if you don’t know what you’re doing
your just given antibiotics routinely. You could be causing a big problem for yourself
and destroying a lot of normal flora while not even affecting the bug that’s causing
the problem in the first place. If it is bacteria or e-coli, try a powder
called D-Mannose powder. Mannose is basically a particular kind of
sugar. Don’t worry about Candida because you’re not
going to have a big issue with Candida with Mannose. You can buy this quite easily. If you can’t, contact me. It’s a type of powder you get in a little
tub and you take that once or twice per day if it’s an e-coli infection. You can use D-Mannose for any kind of e-coli
urinary tract related infection. E-coli is a very common cause of a lot of
these urinary infections. It’s a common bacteria and it can be transferred
from the rectal region to the urethral region quite easily, especially with intimate relations. Mannose actually acts a little bit like Velcro. You know what Velcro is. That stuff that when you rip it apart, it’s
got all of the little plastic hooks on one end and that funny stuff on the other end. Pull it apart. What the Mannose does is it actually hooks
up to the e-coli and pulls it out of the body. D-Mannose sticks to it and can’t be separated
and you pea out these compounds of the D-Mannose and e-coli bound together. It’s very effective. If you keep taking D-Mannose with an e-coli
urinary tract infection regularly, you’ll find the symptoms will go down and be gone. Cranberries are also very good for this particular
problem. But here’s the problem. Most of the cranberry juice you buy in the
shop is crap. It’s crap. It’s like you may as well drink coca cola. It’s full of sugar. If you’re going to go the alkaline way for
urine and try to nail this infection through that alkaline cleansing of the urinary tract,
then I recommend you buy the proper cranberries from the health food shop. Make sure they’re cranberries and not some
Chinese import moo-moo berries or whatever you get. Make sure they’re the proper real thing. They have to be cranberries. You’re going to use one tablespoon of these
and you’re going to put it in quite a large cup. You put probably a level tablespoon into that. Poor boiling water on top and then cover and
leave it for a good 10 or 15 minutes. That can work quite effectively and you can
use the cranberries at least twice, if not three times, doing that or you can make a
small pot of tea with the cranberries. Put a couple of tablespoons in there, boiling
water, cover it. If you make herbal teas, don’t put the cranberries
in pots you’ve had herbal teas. Buy a brand new ceramic pot and just keep
that for that one particular herb. It’s much better. The standard dose for something like a cranberry,
if you look at the old fashion herbal way, we used to prescribe a wine glass full. I’m sure some people happen to drink wine. How much wine would you put it in a glass? It depends on the glass and how much you like
wine, I suppose. How much you would drink in one wine glass
is the dose for the cranberry and you have about three or four wine glass fulls of that
herbal tea per day. You can make an infusion or a decoction. The infusion is when you let it steep like
tea. The decoction is when you simmer the cranberry. You put it in a stainless steel pot on the
stove and boil it and turn right down to a gentle simmer for about a good 10 minutes. That’s a more powerful way to take it. You can also do cat’s claw. Cats claw is a very good antifungal herb,
especially for Candida, but I know it’s very successful for urethritis. You can buy cat’s claw powder or bark. I hope you can get it in Sweden or you can
import it. I know that it might be tough there in customs. Cat’s claw comes from South America. Uncaria is the other name for it. It’s very, very effective for urinary tract
issues and bladder problems in general. Those are a couple of good tips for you to
use. I’m not a huge fan of alkaline when it comes
to diet, but when it comes to urinary tract infections, I am a fan on alkalizing. You need to alkalize. The best way to do that is herbal medicines. Much more so than foods. As I mentioned, if you’re peri-menopausal
or menopausal like 45 or 50 or older, get your hormones checked out, especially if you
get regular urethritis, you want to get that checked. I’m just going to read some notes I’ve made
here. Some other tips here. Another one is a sitz bath. You can just sit in a nice small bathtub. Fill it up with quite warm water and that’s
going to really help to settle the symptoms right down quite a bit. Hygiene we spoke about. With guys, if guys have not the urinary issues,
urethritis, anything like that, they should obviously use condoms or things like that
if they’re going to have sex. It makes sense until any kind of infection
clears up. It’s the same with females. You need to be careful with intimate relations
with infections that you don’t pass the parcel from one person to another. We don’t want that. That’s not really nice. Of course, drinking a lot of water. Water is a good thing to do when you’ve got
a UTI. Lots and lots of water. Any kind of urinary issue. I don’t recommend that you drink lots of coffee
and tea and schnapps and vodka and all that other stuff. I know in Sweden; they like to drink alcohol. When you’ve got any kind of infection, you
want to really stop drinking all alcohol and cut your coffee down to one per day and drink
green teas. When it comes to food and urinary issues,
I think you should back off the protein and eat lighter. Eat fish or even eat legumes or go vegetarian
for maybe a good week or 10 days. The thing is you need rest, rest, rest. You need lots of rest when you’ve got any
kind of infection, so your immune system can get stronger and more viably fight the infection. So far, we’ve mentioned some different natural
aids. We’ve mentioned particularly the cranberry. We’ve mentioned the sitz bath. We mentioned resting. We mentioned ceasing alcohol. Cutting coffee and tea consumption back and
drinking a lot of water. Those are all very good tips for urethritis. Give those a go. The other thing is don’t forget I’ve got a
nice report to give away for free for people who join my list. If you want that, click on the link in the
box below and you can get that nice Candida report off me. If you’re not a subscriber, please subscribe. Thanks to Natalie for asking that question. Thank you.

30 thoughts on “The Natural Treatment Of Urethritis

  1. Hi Dr, what should we do when our hormones are imbalanced such as during menopause. I have tried both bio identical hormone creams and "traditional" estrogen patch with progesterone pill and both times had to stop due to the negative effects they had on my GI system. What do you suggest?

  2. Hello i have testicle pain few months ago. Doctor give me to doxycycline and azithromycin so i have feeling better. but testicle pain are recurrent. can you help me.

  3. Hi there doctor. are you in Auckland by any chance? I have had a swollen red meatus (tip/opening more so on the right side) for almost a year now I have had an sti. check from family planning and came back negative I have also had a couple yeast infections during this time also witch I have cleared but has returned about 3 times but the meatus remains swollen and hasn't changed even when the yeast infection has cleared the swelling and redness is at its worst after ejaculation. I suffer no pain or discharge just the red swollen pee hole and the few yeast infections. would you have any idea what it could be?

  4. good morning sir, i am having a pain in urethra when pass the urine also feel discomfort in bladder have back pain also and urine pressure also low it has been more than 5 years when i got the UTI found Ecoli in test but now whenever do the culture or urine test result came out negative but still feeling too much pain in urethra on tip of penis, i am also getting white hair on body my beard also have white hair now body getting weaker my age is 31 only i looks like 45 please please guide me i have pain in urethra since 5 years sometime its less pain but sometime so much pain and frequent urination and cannot hold thank you

  5. I have just recently felt discomfort and burning sensation at the tip of my penis i do not have sex though i do practice masturbate often when i first noticed i had to urinate and i realized it was quite pain full right after i began to see blood form at the tip of my penis this was right after i had masturbated it has been a day now there is no discharge or blood only the burning at the very tip of my penis i was searching online and every thing seems to make it out to be the worst that it is i found the symptoms a Urethritis and to try to ease my mind i am believing it is a non specific Urethritis i was just hopping for a free and professional opinion. thank you for your time

  6. Firstly, I have been married, and with the same women for 14 years. I have symptoms about every 4 months or so, that normally last about 1 to 2 months at a time. Main symptoms are slight burning inside right around the center pubic bone region that radiates down my penis. I do notice that it tends to worsen with stress. I have had cystoscopy a few years ago which came out negative. I don't drink alcohol or smoke. The irritation almost feels like inflammation. No discharge or anything along those lines. The biggest annoyance is the reoccurring of the symptoms almost like clockwork. I could go a month straight with the symptoms, and then wake up one morning and they are gone, and stays that way for months until symptoms return. Do you any suggestions of what might be going on?

  7. is ureaplasma worth treating with antibiotics if there are no symptoms? i dont want to take antibiotics if i dont have to but i am positive for ureaplasma

  8. I've had urethritis 3 times in less than 2 months. I was given axithromycin and it cured up for like 2 weeks and then symptoms start popping up again. It may be from ecoli (from my girl friend). I'll try the d mannose. We did STD/STI tests and she came back negative and I came back negative last time.

  9. Great video. I think I have urithritis. I started feeling this pain a day after I drank 16 beers. Any suggestions? Thank you πŸ™

  10. Okay can male yeast infection lead to bladder issues frequent urination and pain,and if so would your diet and supplements help eradicate?

  11. I have been hurting when I urinate… My urethra hurts… What can I do?? Never had this before. Always frequently urinating tho.

  12. Hey I received unprotected oral sex from a hooker, all my STD test came back negative I was diagnosed with NSU will that supplement you recommended work on, Mycoplasma, Ureplasma? These are all bacteria

  13. i need a personal email from u sir p , PLease. Do you have an emai. I have very light pain when i press on my shaft from the tip down to the base. its in the center vein it seems. usually only after i pee. tip gets slightly red. i got all tests done and uroglist doesn't know whats wrong. it came about around a stressful time in my life. extremely stressful . But before i started getting it i remember under my testicles and the groin area being really itchy. not sure what it is . been drinking tons of tea with tumeric and ginger. also eating very healthy and taking supplements to get rid of it. not working its been 1 year.

  14. Hey so Recently I found out I have urethritis of some kind. Its not a STI or Herpes because I'm not sexually active and never have been in my life… plus I've looked online at certain disease that exclusively direct the urethra and now may need to meet with a therapist because I believe I am now mentally scarred… I kid. But I am aware of how I may have gotten from a undertreated bladder infection I may have had last month. I have talked to several registered nurses and have booked an appointment to meet with one at the local health clinic/hospital but not for a few days. I was wondering what would be a good way to help treat it? Maybe specific foods I should have and specific foods to avoid? Or maybe If I should be on antibiotics of some kind? Thanks.

  15. I have had this since 2011 the doctor told me it was in my head it did go on and off but now it's been on since may 2018 and hasn't gone away I have been to the gum clinic and they give me pills but they didn't help but I'm in so much pain the burning doesn't stop it's hurts 24/7 😀😣😭

  16. I had problems of getting pregnant and didn't know why. Did a vaginal tampon and found out I had Ureaplasma Parvum which doesn't allow the fecondation and causes miscarriages. I got pregnant this year and had a miscarriage soon after I found out and Ureaplasma is the reason. I am in treatment now with doxicicline for 3 months,9 pills a months and I just bought some probiotics to take. I hope I will defeat it. If you're having problems to conceive,have this test for ureaplasma and it had to be treated,even if you don't have symptoms. I thought I had Candida but it never was Candida,it was this bacteria. The symptoms are very common

    I hope I'm helping someone that has problems conceiving and maybe did all the tests and nothing came out and don't know what it is. I saw a doctor saying that if you have ripetitive miscarriages,it can be caused by the non compatibility between blood types. For example,blood type O+ and A+ are compatible.

  17. What is the difference between cats claw & devil's claw? Also can they fully treat urethritis. Tried D-mannose but no result

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