Urinary infection can affect any part of your urinary system. It is a painful condition that is accompanied by painful urination, fever, and several other complications. As compared to men, women are more vulnerable to urinary tract infections. It is an annoying condition that should be treated without delay otherwise the infection may reach the kidneys and do irreparable damages. Also, in the initial stages, you do have a choice to choose the kind of treatment you want. Natural medical streams like Ayurveda offers a chemical-free and effective urine infection treatment. Its medicines have zero side effects and it promises permanent relief from urine infections.
What is Urinary Tract Infection?
Urine infection or urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection caused by microbes. Microbes are very small organisms that are present in most internal canals like the digestive canal, urinary tract or vaginal tracts inside our body. Certain microbes like bacteria, viruses, and fungi cause infection in the urinary tract. Commonly, urine infections occur in the urethra and bladder but some serious ones also reach the inner parts like the ureters and kidneys. The damages are very serious if the infection reaches the kidneys. It is recommended to seek urinary tract infection treatment without any delays.
Causes of Urine Infection
There are several causes of UTI, the most common ones are as follows:
- Unprotected sexual intercourse
- Poor personal hygiene
- Swimming in unkempt public pools
- Kidney stones
- Bowel incontinence
- Blockage in urine flow
- Weak immune system
- Use of tampons and spermicides
- Long term immobility
- Procedures related to urinary tract
- Heavy antibiotics that disturb and disrupt the urinary tract
Symptoms of Urine Infection
Symptoms of urine infection depend on the part of the urinary system affected by the infection. If the infection is spread across the lower tract (bladder and urethra) the patient may experience the following symptoms:
- Bloody urine
- Cloudy urine
- Burning during urination
- More and more frequency of urination with just a few drops of urine
- A strong urge to urinate all the time
- Cloudy urine
- Cola or tea coloured urine
- Pain in the waist and lower waist area in women
- Rectal pain in men
When the upper tract of the urinary system gets infected, it can be life-threatening for the patients. If the infecting bacteria move to the inner part of the kidneys or further into the bloodstream from the kidney, it may lead to many other problems like very low blood pressure, shock or death in most severe cases. There are a number of symptoms that a patient experience before reaching that stage, it includes:
- Tenderness and pain in the sides and the upper back
Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment for Urine Infection
UTI is diagnosed by detailed analysis of urine sample in a lab. If that is not enough then the doctors go for a CT scan or MRI of the urinary tract. Ayurveda says that Urinary Tract Infections are caused by aggravated Pitta (fire) in the body. Ayurveda states over consumption of fried foods, tea, coffee, oily, spicy, salty, sour food items and alcoholic drinks leads to UTI. The condition worsens if the person suffering with UTI works in sun and hot weather.
Ayurveda treats the condition with herbal medications to bring down the aggravated Pitta. The Panchakarma treatments and herbal medicines are used to promote Vata Dosha and balancing the lost balance of three doshas.
Diet and Lifestyle Changes
The Ayurvedic urine infection cure works effectively when the patient makes some healthy changes to diet and lifestyle. Patients must stay away fried, too spicy, sour, salty, tea, coffee, and alcohol.
Preventions for Urine Infection
There are a few things one can do to reduce the risk of UTI:
- Always urinate after sex
- Drinks lots of water and urinate frequently
- Take care to keep your genital region clean
- Stay away from fluids like caffeine and alcohol that adversely affect the bladder
- Reduce the use of tampons and start using menstrual cups or sanitary pads.
- Keep away from contraceptives like spermidices or diaphragm
- Stay away from using any kind of perfumed products in the genital region
- Wear loose-fitting clothing and cotton underwear to keep the area close to urethra dry and clean.
Signs and Symptoms of Urine Infection
Pain in Lower Abdomen
Bloody or Cloudy Urination
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.