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Taming Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder Infections

Taming Multiple Sclerosis bladder infections:

Multiple Sclerosis is known for reducing how well the immune system works so that the body can not fight off infections very well at all.  This makes it so much easier for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis to end up with bladder infections very often.  All too often, those of us with Multiple Sclerosis end up with so many more infections, than the average person will ever seem to know.

Multiple Sclerosis bladder infections are much more difficult to get rid of because the Multiple Sclerosis prevents our bodies from being able to fight off the infections.  Multiple Sclerosis bladder infections can be some of the nastiest infections that those us with the Multiple Sclerosis can experience, at least in my opinion.

Any type of infection can influence how out of control the rest of our MS symptoms can become. Surprisingly, not all of the infections that those of us with Multiple Sclerosis do end up with can cause the long list of potential
symptoms of MS to flair up and cause ms relapses or MS exacerbations to become much worse than they could be otherwise.

Somehow, Multiple Sclerosis bladder infections appear to tend to set us up for more relapses than other type of infections, but there are so many things that can over stimulate our multiple sclerosis immune systems that can contribute to ms relapses that it isn't always that easy to tell which of the infections reek more havoc with our bodies.

Multiple Sclerosis symptoms that can be affected by multiple sclerosis bladder infections often include:

* MS fatigue becomes overwhelming.

* Multiple Sclerosis cognitive problems can become worse - thinking things through logically, or figuring things out and solving problems can become almost impossible.

* MS speech problems - everything can become a word scramble or Multiple Sclerosis 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 things can become much more difficult.

* Multiple Sclerosis incontinence - loss of bladder control can become so bad that you starting wetting yourself frequently without having enough warning that you can even attempt to make it to the restroom to empty the Multiple Sclerosis bladder. A severe bladder infection can also cause you to have to empty the bladder much more often.

* MS vision or MS eye problems are increased.  Vision can become blurry, out of focus, become dimmer and make it much more difficult to read or even to see.

* Multiple Sclerosis pain - bladder infections are typically very painful and the pain can be so much worse for those with MS, because just about any type of pain can cause the nervous system to become over stimulated and add to how intense the nerve pain can become.

* MS numbness - if you have numbness instead of MS pain, the numbness can actually increase when a severe bladder infection is present.

Multiple Sclerosis bladder infections and MS incontinence are frequent problems for many who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  As far as the bladder infections go, helping to boost the immune system can help the body of even those with Multiple Sclerosis to be able to fight off bladder infections more easily.

Are there ways that can help with taming multiple sclerosis bladder infections?

Several herbs and other supplements can help with boosting the immune system and fighting off ms bladder infections, including:

Multiple Sclerosis vitamin d 

* Vitamin D can help to boost the Multiple Sclerosis immune system  and help reduce bladder infections and other infections, along with helping to reduce the frequency and severity of most infections.

* Uva Ursi - an herb that helps to naturally kill the organism called E-coli, which is one of the main causes of bladder infections.

* D-Mannose - this is the active ingredient in cranberry juice that helps to fight off bladder infections by making the bladder wall slippery to the bacteria, preventing it from taking hold in the bladder and becoming a full blown infection.  This can be purchased as a powdered form in most vitamin stores.  If taken as soon as the initial symptoms of a bladder infection is noticed, this prevents the infection from taking hold and becoming a very severe bladder infection.

* Vitamin C - can help to fight off infections by boosting the immune system and helping the body's own natural defense mechanisms to fight off the infection much sooner.  Vitamin C also helps the body to fight off any other type of infection too.  Vitamin C can be purchased as a crystalline, powder, capsule or tablet form.  I find it much easier to absorb the larger quantities of vitamin C if I take the ascorbic acid crystalline form and mix it with water or juice to take it.  To determine how much vitamin C your body needs to fight help boost the immune system to fight off an infection, I gradually increase how much I take until I get close to bowel tolerance (loose stools, but not diarrhea) and then I decrease the amount I'm taking just a little from here.

* Horsetail - another helpful herb for helping the body to fight off bladder infections.

*  Frequency generator - there a few different type of devices fall under this category, with some differences in functionality and use.  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 bladder infections can become.  I actually have a form of this device that helps, more often than not, with killing the organism, that causes the majority of the bladder infections that I tend to have because of my weakened immune system because of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on my body.

If all fails, for the very severe bladder infections, that body can't seem to fight off,
my doctor does resort to using prescription antibiotics for the bladder infections.  The reasons my doctor minimizes using antibiotics for me is because I develop resistance to the antibiotics if taken too often in a shorter period of time and they don't work when I really need them to work the most.

Because of the MS greatly reducing my immunity at times, bladder infections can be a very big problem for me.  I can have such a big problem with bladder infections weakening my immune system that I can get one infection after the other for 4 to 6 months starlight before my immune system bounces back some.

Boosting immunity can also be accomplished by taking the herbs echinacea and astragalus.  The one thing you need to keep in mind with these type of herbs is that they can only be taken for 2 weeks straight before you will need to take a 2 week break from taking them so that this can actually help to keep from overstimulating the immune system too much all at one.

There are other alternative and natural ways that can help to either boost your ms immune system to help fight off infections or to actually help to kill the organism that is the culprit for causing the bladder infection in the first place, but these are the natural ways that I try to use at first when I have a bladder infection, before I resort to the possibility of taking antibiotics again (since taking antibiotics tends to weaken myms immune system worse and set me up for a vicious cycle of one multiple sclerosis bladder infection after another).

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