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Mannose: Natural Way to Cure Bladder Infections

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Bladder infections are uncomfortable to experience and discuss. Did you know most bladder infections can be treated naturally?
Air Date: 4/23/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Jacob Tietlbaum, MD
Dr T Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is Director of the Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and author of the best-selling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic! He is also the creator of the popular free iPhone & Android application "Cures A-Z."

He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. He lives in Kona, Hawaii.
Mannose: Natural Way to Cure Bladder Infections
Have you ever had a bladder infection? You may have felt confined to your home since every two minutes you had to rush to the bathroom. You're too embarrassed to bring up to your doctor that you experience an overwhelming constant urge to excuse yourself to the toilet.

A bladder infection, also known as cystitis, is a bacterial infection in the bladder. More than likely if you do bring up this issue to your doctor, he will prescribe you an antibiotic.

What causes bladder infections?

Most bladder infections are caused by the E-coli that lives in your gut. Typically, when your body has an infection present, it tries to wash it out on its own. Unfortunately, this doesn't always work for a bladder infection.

What is a natural way to cure your bladder infection?

The best way to treat a bladder infection is mannose, a complex sugar that is related to glucose and fructose. Taking mannose helps prevent certain kinds of bacteria from sticking to the walls of your urinary tract.

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum shares what causes bladder infections, ways you can prevent bladder infections and natural remedies to treat an infection should it occur.