Probiotics are microorganisms that promote a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut.
One study found that probiotic strains can help prevent urinary tract infections. And while probiotics may not be able to directly treat a urinary problem, they can be helpful in prevention, as well as the improvement of your overall health.
You can easily get probiotics in supplement form. Or you can get them in fermented foods like:
Most urinary tract infections come from bacteria. Many doctors often prescribe antibiotics as a treatment of urinary problems, especially if the condition started from an infection.
While antibiotics are a common treatment for conditions such as urinary tract infections, it is important not to self-medicate. The exact antibiotic you need and how much you should take will depend on your doctor’s advice. Trying to guess the right dosage by yourself will likely not work.
5. Alpha Blockers
A doctor may prescribe alpha blockers as a treatment of urinary problems if their patient has an enlarged prostate.
An alpha blocker does not make the prostate smaller; instead, it relaxes smooth muscle cells found in the prostate and bladder neck.
As a result, there will be less pressure on the urethra when the bladder relaxes. Therefore, it helps urine flow freely.
Around 70% of men who use alpha blockers for enlarged prostates experience a mild to moderate decrease in their symptoms. Results may occur in a few days or weeks, but the effects often fade when they stop taking alpha blockers.
There are various kinds of alpha blockers, and they all work in a similar manner. However, each alpha blocker has different drug interactions and side effects, which your doctor can tell you more about.