The effects of
Sclerosis bladder infection or MS
UTI can include causing pain when urinating, foul smelling
urine, frequently wetting yourself, increased night time incontinence,
as well as aggravating many other MS symptoms, including brain fog,
confusion, fatigue, insomnia.
Multiple Sclerosis causes the nervous
system to short circuit, as well as
weakens the immune system, often resulting in bladder
can appear more often, be difficult to get rid of or can be more severe
they would be other wise.
The results of high stress levels can add to the weakening of the
immune system of those with Multiple Sclerosis, causing the infections
to occur more
often and stay for even longer, once they do appear.
Multiple Sclerosis can also cause a problem with the nerves functioning
should, which can result in either pain or numbness in different parts
If the bladder retains, instead of
draining, the person with Multiple Sclerosis, may need to catheterize
to drain the bladder.
Cathetorizing is where a sterile
plastic tube is inserted in the bladder and the urine is drained from
the bladder by the use of gravity.
Cathetorizing increases the chance of
bladder infections to occur, since whenever a foreign object is
inserted in the urethra, this can introduce bacteria and other
organisms, which cause bladder infections to occur.
If numbness is present and it ends up in the bladder region,
this can cause much more of a
problem, when a bladder infection is present.
Often bladder infections or UTIs can cause painful urination, but when
MS numbness is present, the lack of feeling can make it so that the
typical pain from the presence of a bladder infection is not felt,
which can result in the infection becoming much more serious and out of
control, adding to making it more difficult to get rid of the bladder
When a bladder infection becomes too
severe, it can mean that antibiotics need to be prescribed for a much
longer period of time, which can in turn weaken the body's
immune system even more, making it that much more difficult for the
body to fight off the infection.
times, bladder infections can also trigger MS relapses for some people,
diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but this doesn't happens to the
majority of people with MS.
once the bladder infection is gone, and the immune system has time to
recover fully, the MS symptoms calm down instead of
contributing to another MS attack.
MS symptoms that
can be affected by bladder
infections can include:
Fatigue or extreme Exhaustion
bladder infections can increase the amount of fatigue that is present.
-- can become worse -
thinking things through logically, or figuring things out and solving
can become almost impossible.
Fog -- feeling like you are in a fog and can't think your
way through things.
-- this is increased many times when a bladder infection is present.
-- everything can become a word scramble or the bladder
infections can cause more
problems with slurring your words when you try to talk.
This means that
often dyslexia can take over and writing, speaking and interpreting
become much more difficult.
-- loss of bladder control can become so bad that you starting wetting
frequently without having enough warning that you can even attempt to
to the restroom to empty the
A severe bladder infection can also cause you to have to
bladder much more often.
* vision or eye problems
increased; vision can become blurry, out of focus, become dimmer and
much more difficult to read or even to see.
are typically very painful and the pain can be so much worse for those
because just about any type of
pain can cause the nervous system to become over stimulated and add to
intense the nerve pain can become.
or numbness of
urethral canal or urethral opening- if
you have numbness instead of
bladder pain, the numbness can actually increase when a severe
infection is present, which increases your chances of ending up with a
more severe bladder infections, that the pain often signals that you
beginning of a bladder infection.
Often antibiotics are prescribed to
combat the Multiple
Sclerosis bladder infection or MS
UTI but if the bladder infections occur more often
and much closer together, and you are taking antibiotics for a longer
time, then you can develop resistance to the antibiotics, to where they
to no longer work at helping your body to fight off the infections.
The other problem is that antibiotics kill all the bacteria in the
including the good bacteria or good flora and fauna, that is naturally
in your gut,
which helps your immune system to work better at fighting off the
Killing off the good flora and fauna, often allows a yeast overgrowth,
albicans, to get out
of control in your body, which once more than one round of antibiotics
are taken, can just aggravate the candida even more.
One of the alternative ways for
combatting the presence of bladder infection is using a
frequency generator or what has come to be called a Rife machine.
there a few different type of devices fall under this category, with
differences in functionality and use.
Often they are called "Rife machines"
in honor of the doctor, which did the research that this technology is
The devices that fall under this
category are FDA approved medical devices, that have
many other names
and different forms of the device that helps to reduce how severe the
infections can become.
I have a frequency generator, which I
use that helps most of the time with killing the organisms,
which cause most of the bladder infections, which I tend to get.
All living organisms give off signature frequencies, which are unique
specific organism, kind of like the uniqueness of figure
prints for each human being.
If the signature frequency is disrupted or altered in a way that
unsuitable environment for the organism to live with, then the organism
This is the basic premise of the frequency generator or Rife machine,
built around, which is basically how it works.
I have found that using a frequency generator works for killing bladder
infections, to a larger degree, than the antibiotics do by themselves,
but the right frequency or frquencies need to be chosen to "match" with
the organism that is the culprit in causing a particular bladder
infection for it to work on that organism.
There are times, where the antibiotics are needed for the more stubborn
infections, but I have found, that for me, that it is better
fighting off infections, if the frequency generator is
used first, to see if it is working for the
current bladder infection, before antibiotics are taken.
Using the antibiotics less often can mean that the antibiotics work
effectively when they are taken for a bladder infection.
Natural methods can also be used to fight back against a Multiple Sclerosis bladder infection
or MS UTI,
depending on what type of bladder infection that is present.
Natural ways that can be used to combat bladder infections can include:
* Uva Ursi (herb)
This herb is anti-sposmatic and anticeptic in nature and can help to
fight off e-coli and other bladder infections.
the majority of bladder infections are often caused by an e-coli
infection, taking Uva Ursi, at the first sign of a bladder infection
can greatly reduce the use of antibiotics, when an e-coli infection is
taking the herb Uva Usi isn't helping with a day or two of taking it,
then this usually means that some type of bacteria, other than e-coli,
is present and more often than not antibiotics will need to be taken to
get rid of the bladder infection.
for Reducing MS Bladder Infections
* Cranberry Capsules or
cranberry juice (no sugar added)
Cranberry juice can be used, from
concentrate, but is very sour to drink straight.
Often cranberry juice is mixed with
apple juice or other juices to reduce how sour it is, but there are
also cranberry juice products sold, that contain sugar, but these
should be avoided, when a bladder infection is present.
powder - this is the active ingredient in cranberries,
cranberry juice and cranberry supplement.
D-mannose can be taken by mixing it
Often the D-Mannose can be used in
place of drinking cranberry juice, especially if diabetes or candida
are present, where consuming the added sugar that is often added to
cranberry juice can cause a big problem.
The active ingredient in cranberries
makes the bladder wall slippery to prevent the bacteria from taking
hold and becoming a bladder infection in the first place.
* Super Cran Actin
-- a combo product containing cranberry.
This is a supplement, which combines
cranberry vitamins and herbs, which help to combat bladder
infetions, including Uva Usi, Queen of the Meadow, Goldenseal, Juniper,
Cornsilk and Blueberry.
If you are allergic to goldenrod or
ragweed, it is best to avoid taking products containing Goldenseal.
This fruit is more effective than
cranberries for preventing bladder infections more often, but it is
much more expensive than cranberries, cranberry juice or cranberry
Pomegranite can be eaten as a the
fruit, drunk as a juice or taken as a supplement.
All cranberry based products help to minimize or prevent
bladder infections, but eating pomegranites, drinking pomegranite
juiced or taking pomegranate capsules work better for preventing
bladder infectons from setting us as often in the bladder or urinary
tract in the first place.
- this is part of the corn plant, which can help to fight off bladder
infections by reducing inflammation and reducing pain.
make Cornsilk into a tea (using
fresh or dried cornsilk):
The general recipe is to place 1/4 cup
of fresh cornsilk or 2 teaspoons of dried cornsilk in a mug.
Pour one cup (8 ounces) of
boiling water over the cornsilk material and allow to infuse for 5
Strain out and discard the
solids. Drink the infused liquid as you would tea.
* Horsetail - herb
used to fight off bladder infections.
keep in mind that to flush out the bacteria from the bladder, more
water needs to be drunk each day.
does not mean drinking huge amounts of water, since this can deplete
the electrolytes in the body.
your daily intake of water can help you to keep track of the amount of
water that you drink each day.
is recommended that you drink half a gallon of water each day, although
this can be more of a challenge to do, if you also have more problems
with incontinence, which contributes to you wetting yourself more
often, but this will help tremendously in reducing the bladder
infections and help your body to get rid of them sooner.
water is much better, or you can run your drinking water through
filters to remove the majority of toxins from the water that you drink.
keep in mind that if you drink coffee or black tea, that you will need
to increase the amount of water that you drink too, since coffee and
tea act as diuretics, which can dehydrate the body more and increase
the demand of the body for the water that is needed to be consumed
typically prescribe antibiotics for bladder infections, but if the
antibiotics are taken for a few months straight, this can actually set
up the body for more infections occurring more often.
Sclerosis can weaken the immune system so much that several bladder
infections can occur back to back or multiple bladder infections can be
present at the same time, making it more difficult for the doctors to
find an antibiotic that will work for fighting against all of the
infections at the same time.
a vicious cycle can start where the body doesn't recover from one
bladder infection totally and then another bladder infection can take
over on the heels of the first one.
can be times where the Multiple
Sclerosis bladder infection or MS
UTI can set up the body for several infections to occur back
to back, which can last for 1 to 6 months at a time.
type of infection can influence how
out of control the rest of our MS
Surprisingly, not all of the bladder
that those of us with Multiple
end up with, can
cause the long list of potential symptoms of MS to
flair up and
become much worse than they could
to Help Boost Immune System
Vitamins can be taken on a regular
basis to help boost the immune to reduce how often the bladder
Including these vitamins can help:
* Vitamin D
Since people, diagnosed with Multiple
Sclerosis, tend to be deficient in vitamin D already, along with the
malabsorption problems often associated with MS, higher doses of
vitamin D are often needed to be taken to boost the immune
system to help ward off bladder infections.
There have been studies done, where
vitamin D was given to MS patients for various reasons and it was found
to help reduce many of the symptoms of MS, as well as reducing the
Typically 5,000 to 10,000 iu of
vitamin D are taken daily to boost the immune system, but getting out
in the sun more often is much more effective than taking vitamin D
The skin of the body produces vitamin
D naturally, when sunlight shines on the skin.
Getting out in the sunlight for 30 to
60 minutes a few times a week can help tremendously in boosting the
vitamin D levels in the body, much better than taking supplements can
Also a full spectrum light, like the
litebook, can be purchased to help boost the vitamin D levels in the
Sitting with the full spectrum light
on the skin also helps in increasing vitamin D levels in the body.
* Vitamin C
Taking vitamin C daily can help to
off many types of infection by boosting the immune system and
helping the body's own natural
defense mechanisms to fight off the infection much sooner.
can be purchased as a crystalline, powder, capsule or tablet form.
It is much easier to absorb
the larger quantities of vitamin C if the
ascorbic acid crystalline form is taken and mixed with water
or juice to take it.
If vitamin C tends to bother your
stomach, you can take a buffered form of vitamin C that is often called
or calcium-vitamin C.
To determine how much vitamin C your
body needs to help to boost the immune system to fight
off infections, I gradually increase how much I take until I
get close to
bowel tolerance (loose stools, but not diarrhea) and then I decrease
I'm taking just a little from here.
Vitamin C absorbs better if taken in
divided doses throughout the day. I usually take 5,000 to
7,000 mg 2 to 3
times per day to start with, when I have an infection.
presence of an
infection can increase the amount of vitamin C you body needs, as well
increase the amount of vitamin C that your body can tolerate taking
C is often taken until bowel tolerance to determine how much is needed
by the body, and then reduced a little to avoid having constant
Vitamin C can also be absorbed from
the foods that are eaten each day.
fruits (oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, or grapefruit) contain
higher amounts of vitamin C and so do tomatoes, but it can be difficult
to eat enough of these types of foods, and supplementation of vitamin C
is often needed to increase the amount of vitamtin C in the body.
If all fails, for the very severe
bladder infections, that I can't seem to fight off, my doctor does
using prescription antibiotics for the bladder infections.
The reasons my
doctor minimizes using antibiotics for me is because I develop
the antibiotics if taken too often in a shorter period of time and they
work when I really need them to work the most.
Because of the MS greatly reducing my
immunity at times, Multiple
Sclerosis bladder infections or a MS
UTI can be a very big problem for me.
I can have such a
big problem with bladder infections weakening my immune system that I
one infection after the other for 4 to 6 months at a time, before my
system bounces back some and then I don't have a bladder infection
again for at
least 3 to 6 months.
Boosting immunity can also be
accomplished by taking the herbs Echinacea and Astragalus.
The one thing you need to keep
in mind, when taking Echinacea, is that this herb can only be
taken for 2 weeks
straight before you will need to take a 2 week break from taking it, so
this can actually help to keep from over stimulating the immune system
all at one.
you are tired of taking antibiotics all the time for every bladder
infection and with suffering through the effects on the further
weakening of the immune system, it might be worth considering trying
tuhe herbs first, before asking your doctor about antibiotics, but it
is much better if you find a doctor, who will work with you in
instructing you to take the herbs, without you doing it on your own.
to be monitored more closely, since not all herbs can be tolerated by
all peple, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
totally avoid antibiotics, for at times, they are necessary for killing
off bladder infections, but at least think about trying other methods
first to see if the antibiotics can be avoided at times and used when
they are most needed for the more severe bladder infections.