Unsweetened cranberry juice and vitamin C offer safe and effective treatment for bladder problems and urinary tract infections in women. A half-teaspoon of baking soda taken in a full glass of water may alleviate painful urination, according to Everyday Health.
Some people find relief from bladder problems with the anti-inflammatory herb urva ursi. Herbal supplements goldenseal and Oregon grape root are used to treat the E. coli bacteria that commonly causes bladder problems in women.
People who are prone to bladder infections should drink plenty of water and avoid the consumption of caffeine, nicotine, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners and carbonated beverages, as they are known to exacerbate bladder issues, says Everyday Health.