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URINARY TRACT INFECTION UTI CYSTITIS HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT



urinary tract infection (UTI) (also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a simple cystitis (a bladder infection) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis (a kidney infection).

Urinary tract infections occur more commonly in women than men, with half of women having at least one infection at some point in their lives. Recurrences are common. Risk factors include female anatomy, sexual intercourse and family history. Pyelonephritis, if it occurs, usually follows a bladder infection but may also result from a blood-borne infection. Diagnosis in young healthy women can be based on symptoms alone. In those with vague symptoms, diagnosis can be difficult because bacteria may be present without there being an infection. In complicated cases or if treatment has failed, a urine culture may be useful. In those with frequent infections, low dose antibiotics may be taken as a preventative measure

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. It is a common infection that usually occurs when bacteria enter the opening of the urethra and multiply in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), bladder, and the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). Men, women, and children all can be prone to develop UTIs, but the condition is more common in women and young girls than in men and young boys. Children under the age of 2 are also more prone to develop UTI’s.

Symptoms from a lower urinary tract include painful urination and either frequent urination or urge to urinate (or both); while the symptoms of pyelonephritis include fever and flank pain in addition to the symptoms of a lower UTI. In some cases, a painful burning sensation in the urethra may be present even when not urinating. In the elderly and the very young, symptoms may be vague or non-specific. The main causal agent of both types is Escherichia coli, though other bacteria, viruses or fungi may rarely be the cause.

Causes of UTI:

 Everyone might have suffered from UTI at one time or the other, after travel for a long time or after reduced intake of water or after heavy running or after sex or after operative procedures which involves catheterisation of the bladder for passing urine or bathing for a long time in contaminated water, etc. What is the main cause behind it? It is the bacteria. It enters the urinary system when there is lack of hygienic condition or weak resistance.
Some of the other causes are:

  • An Escherichia coli bacterium causes about 80% of UTIs in adults. These bacteria are normally present in the colon and may enter the urethral opening from the skin around the anus and genitals. Women may be more prone to UTI because their urethral opening is near the source of bacteria (e.g., anus, vagina) and their urethra is shorter, providing bacteria easier access to the bladder.
  • Other bacteria that cause urinary tract infections include Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Mycoplasma hominis. Men and women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis or Mycoplasma hominis can transmit the bacteria to their partner during sexual intercourse, causing UTI.
  • Irritation or injury to the vagina or urethra caused by sexual intercourse, douching, using a diaphragm, tampons or feminine deodorants.
  • Hormonal changes and repositioning of the urinary tract during pregnancy.
  • Thinning of the vagina and urethra after menopause. 
  • Urinary catheterization (i.e., insertion of a small tube into the bladder through the urethra to drain urine) can also cause UTI by introducing bacteria into the urinary tract especially when long-term catheterization is required.
  • In infants, bacteria from soiled diapers can enter the urethra and cause UTI. Bacteria may also penetrate the urethral opening when young girls do not wipe carefully from front to back after a bowel movement.
  • Bladder outlet obstructions like kidney stones, benign masses or tumors, Prolapse of the uterus or vagina or prostate enlargement.
  • Conditions that cause incomplete bladder emptying like in cases of spinal cord injury.
  • Defect of the urinary tract from birth like vasicoureteral reflux.
  • Suppressed immune system in conditions like Diabetes, AIDS, and chronic kidney diseases.
  • Being uncircumcised.

Symptoms of UTI:

 

  • Pain or burning when urinating, since the bacteria and infected urine in the urethra cause the inflammation but are flushed out when "fresh" urine flows through the urethra on its way out of the bladder.
  • Bloody Hematuria – that is blood in the urine or cloudy urine which indicate the presence of blood cells. If the infection is greater, occurrence of blood in urine can indicate the location of infection. If blood appears at the start of urination and then if urine flow is normal in colour – it indicates infection in the urethra. If blood appears pinkish i.e. totally mixed with urine, then the infection may be in the bladder or above it. If blood appears microscopically, then it could be due to anaemia, mild infection, etc.
  • The need to urinate more often than usual.
  • A feeling of urgency when you urinate.
  • Chills or Fever. This may be the only symptom in infants and children.
  • Unusual smelling urine.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Back Pain.

Infection of urethra (Urethritis) often occurs after sexual activity. It is the most common symptom of sexually transmitted diseases. It can also be due to faecal contamination. The urethritis pain will be more in the beginning of urination and diminishes with the flow.


Infection of bladder (Cystitis) – It is often noticed with frequent, little urination since the infected bladder cannot hold urine for a long time. Also, it cannot empty fully due to pain while contraction. The sharp pain with catch of breath during the middle and end of urination usually indicates bladder infection.


Infection of ureter (Ureteritis) is often identified with colicky pain in the lower abdomen or flanks. The main cause of infection is due to the descending of renal stone or from bacterial infection from the reflux urine which enters the ureter from the bladder.


Infection of kidney (Pyelonephritis) occurs in untreated cases of UTI with pain in the lumbar area and has other symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Symptom of UTI

Self Care Measure:

  • Drink plenty of fluids to flush bacteria out of your urinary system.
  • Do not hold urine once the urge to urinate has occurred.
  • After a bowel movement, wipe from front to back to keep bowel bacteria at a distance.
  • Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting clothes so that air can keep the area dry. Avoid tight-fitting jeans and nylon underwear, which trap moisture and can help bacteria grow.
  • Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays and scented douches.
  • Rinse soap off well in the shower.
  • Urinate after sexual intercourse.
  •  Adequate Vitamin C or ascorbic acid in your diet makes your urine acidic, which discourages the growth of bacteria. Drinking cranberry juice may also produce the same effect

Homoeopathic Treatment:

 Homeopathic remedies are very helpful in treating bladder infections, in relieving discomfort and encouraging quick recovery. These remedies may help patients get through an existing or recurrent urinary tract infection without the use of antibiotics. Since urinary tract infection is a result of immune system weakness, which does not defend against foreign bacteria that enters the urinary tract and causes an infection to develop in the urinary tract, bladder & kidney. A Homeopathic medicine will enhance resistance to infection by stimulating your immune system so that the illness can be resolved as rapidly and with as little discomfort as possible. Homeopathic medicines work on an entirely different principle; it doesn’t interfere with the natural immune response but works alongside it by enhancing one’s ability to fight an infection. Based on the classical approach of Homeopathy a Homeopathic practitioner looks at the person holistically, that is mind, body and emotion together and not just at the symptoms of the illness.

 

Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for UTI

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Apocynum cannabinum. 
Apocynum seems to act some what on the kidneys and give rise to various dropsical conditions. It produces a scanty urine, which is light in color, or, as it is given, sherry-colored. Its first effect is to produce a copious diuresis; this is followed by the scantiness of urine which results in dropsy. It also produces an incontinence and may be useful in enuresis. 


Apis mellifica. 
The symptoms of scanty urine always leads one to consider whether Apis is or is not the remedy, for although Apis produces scanty urine there are number of other drugs that will do the same thing. The keynotes for Apis in urinary affections are scanty or suppressed urine, drowsiness, oedema in in various parts, thirstlessness and suffocation on lying down. In difficult micturition of children Apis is often a useful remedy. It has frequent desire, with the passage of a few drops at a time. 


Berberis vulgaris

It has severe tearing pains in the kidneys, not merely backache, but pains deep in the kidneys themselves; these pains extend down the back in the kidneys themselves; these pains extend down the back and down the ureters into the bladder;nor do stop here,for we find cutting pains in the bladder extending into the urethra. These pains in the back and along the ureters are very severe; they are worse stooping, lying or sitting, and relieved by standing. In the bladder they cause a desire to urinate, and the patient is constantly urinating, for the bladder seems imperfectly emptied. The bladder aches. The urine itself is reddish, has a reddish deposit consisting of mucus, epithelium and lithates. 

 

Cantharis.  
Cantharis symptoms are usually the first ones inquired after when a case of urinary difficulty presents itself. Its symptoms are clear cut, and should not be confounded with those of any other remedy. There is a persistent and violent urging to urinate, with great tenesmus; the urine is passed only in drops and seems like molten lead passing through the urethra, so intense is the burning. It is often indicated in acute cystitis (homeopathic remedy for cystitis), gravel and urethritis, the great keynotes being the burning and the tenesmus of the bladder; haematuria also calls for Cantharis under certain conditions.

Causticum. 
In paralytic conditions about the bladder Causticum deserves first place. It is one of our great remedies in enuresis, and its characteristics are involuntary micturition at night in sleep, when coughing, sneezing or blowing the nose, showing a weakness of the sphincter. Another indication of this is the difficulty the patient has in passing the last few drops of urine; the fact that he has to wait a long time before it starts, and that during the act it is expelled very slowly, showing not only a weakness of the sphincter but a weakness of the whole muscular system of the bladder.  Paralysis of the bladder after labor also calls for this remedy. 

Digitalis purpurea. 
The urinary symptoms of Digitalis consist of a dragging and pressure in the bladder which micturition does not relieve. It has been found useful in inflammation in the neck of the bladder with intense desire to urinate, which is increased even by the passage of a few drops. The patient walks about in great distress; at the same time there is tenesmus of the rectum.  

Sepia.

One of the prominent remedies for cystitis and lithaemic conditions is Sepia, and the condition of the urine becomes an indication for its use. It has a reddish clay-colored sediment adhering to the vessel, a sediment of red sand so-called. The Sepia urine differs from others in being offensive. Sepia is also a remedy for wetting the bed at night during the first sleep.  In cystitis, with a constant desire to urinate and dragging in the bladder, Sepia may prove useful; here it will be indicated by its general Symptoms.

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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