Bladder Infections

Bladder Infections

People with diabetes are much more likely than people without diabetes to have a bladder infection which is also known as a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTI infections may involve the ureters, urethra, kidneys or bladder and you may experience pain, tiredness, nausea and fever. If you have a UTI, it is crucial to treat the infection because if not, the bacteria may spread to your kidneys and cause a dangerous kidney infection.

A published article of American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that more than 50% of men and women with diabetes live with some type of bladder dysfunction which involves symptoms like “urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia, and incontinence.”

Early detection and treatment of bladder infections is key.

Take note of symptoms and report them to a healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms include:

•A strong, persistent urge to urinate

•A burning sensation when urinating

•Passing frequent, small amounts of urine

•Urine that appears cloudy

•Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored—a sign of blood in the urine

•Strong-smelling urine

•Pelvic pain, in women—especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone

If the infection is in the kidneys (acute pyelonephritis) symptoms may also include:

•Upper back and side (flank) pain

•High fever

•Shaking and chills



If the infection is in the bladder (cystitis), symptoms include:

•Pelvic pressure

•Lower abdomen discomfort

•Frequent, painful urination

•Blood in urine

If the infection is in the urethra (urethritis), symptoms include:

•Burning with urination


15 Replies

  • agreed.

    this is to be expected because in bladder it [urine and thus glucose]is stored.

    where as in blood there is a flow of rise and fall.

  • Gphillips

    Good information.

  • mr. g philips has been absent for long time. welcome

  • how about Gokshura/Tribulus terrestris gphilip ???

  • Cure

    very right. Goksharu.

    To save kidneys.

  • Which one u think will be more effective gphilip ??

    As Gokshura is often prescribed by ayurvedic docs...

  • A very simple home remedy to flush infection out of urinary track....

    Just soak teaspoonful coriander seeds over night in glass of water.... morning drink the water.... throw the seeds... repeat same thing....soak at morning drink at night....

    Ayurveda describes this thing as 'Shit'..the other way described in Ayurveda is 'fat' crush the seeds and then soak...

    It is also suggested that if you soak seeds in new earthen pot it will be more effective...

    But even u soak in just stainless steel is also effective.

  • Ragivrao

    we also have GI problems. But perhaps we don't recognize it.

  • can you make more clear of the nature of problem of G I?

  • Ragiv.

    We always has some problem with GI. There is always some gud gud - gurgling going in our abdomen. We never get a sense of complete evacuation. Recurrent diarrhea.

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  • gphilip

    Have you ever used najavara rice??? what are the results for blood sugar?

  • Cure

    what is najavara rice.

    Well anybody here used red rice? What quantity and what was its effect on D?

  • suramo

    najawara rice or navara rice is the rice described vagbhatta...and charak...this rice gets ready in 60 days...

    This is endemic to Kerala....Ofcoz there is also one black variety....which is is called forbidden rice....because in olden days it was reserved only for royal families.It is still cultivated in Burma.

    But this najawara is still cultivated in Kerala....and used by many 'Vaidyashala'

    There is also one variety....Jyoti...that is developed by some agriculture institute.

    Its red rice....Guess Shashikantiyengar knows about this....

    I know someone on this forum regularly using same ...but with not much effect....but I am not sure if its Jyoti or najawara....

    If its Jyoti then guess no use....

  • Cure

    ultimately it's rice. Gi may be a little lower than polished rice but it's carbohydrate.

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