It is often said that baking soda ishelpful and a recommended cure for urinary tract infection. It mightbe true, since some of the elements that baking soda possesses reallycan help, but before fully indulging yourself into home treatment andcustom dosage of this substance you should consider consulting withyou doctor first, or, at least, reading the following factsconcerning baking soda.
The usual recipe involves taking onehalf-spoon of the baking soda dissolved in eight ounces of water.However, before doing this bear in mind that this approach works ifyou have sufficient vitamin C levels in your body. Otherwise, it cando more harm than help.
Baking soda balances our body's pHlevels and, unless this is what we are after, and unless we know forsure that our levels do need balancing we should not jump into usingthis said-to-be remedy. It is called a soda, because it containssodium, which gets into our body when we drink it, reacting withother elements present. Our body needs to have an adequate level ofthese chemicals in order to balance sodium with their levels. Anyexcess of the substance may be potentially dangerous and even causekidney and liver problems, especially when children or pregnant womenare concerned.
Subsequently, those people, along withpeople suffering from hypertension, should avoid using baking sodanot just for healing the urinary tract infection but avoid its usagecompletely. This substance is also known to decrease the amount ofcertain vitamins and minerals that we have in our system and needthem for functioning properly, especially vitamin B. So, peoplehaving insufficient levels of vitamins and minerals, as well as someacids, should not use this substance whatsoever.
Baking soda is also known to affectblood cell count and electrolytes in our blood and improper use canalso cause numerous infections instead of treating the urinarytract's one.
The urge to frequently urinate,headaches and dizziness along with sudden mood changes are some ofthe signs of baking soda “overdose”. Additionally, all doses thatexceed half-spoon a day are too much and are likely to cause all theabove mentioned side-effects. Finally, baking soda should never betaken undissolved or on full stomach, after drinking and eating toomuch since it can cause extreme pain.
All in all, although baking soda is aknown remedy, nothing should stop you from asking your doctor are youreally going to gain anything when using it to mend your urinarytract infection or will your infection be the least of your problemsafter adding baking soda to it.