Are you at a risk of developing Urinary Tract Infection?
Posted By: Dr Batra’s™, 1 year 6 months ago
Urinary organs are made up of kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra. An inflammatory disorder involving any of these organs is termed as Urinary Tract Infection.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi or some types of parasites are known to cause UTI.
Cystitis or bladder inflammation caused due to infection is the most common form of UTI. The most common bacteria causing Cystitis is E. coli. Likewise, kidney infections are called pyelonephritis; those of the urethra are called urethritis.
Infections may also be a result of using contraceptives, wearing tight clothing’s and usage of common toilets at office or public toilets.
Women who are sexually active tend to have more UTI’s because during sexual intercourse the bacteria can be pushed into the urethra. Following menopause, UTI’s may be more common because the tissues of the vagina, urethra and the base of the bladder become thin and fragile due to loss of oestrogen.
Other hazards include anything that blocks the flow of urine, such as an enlarged prostate or kidney stones. Diabetes or prolonged use of catheters may cause recurrent UTI’s. When ignored, UTI’s may become more severe and could damage the kidneys permanently.
Children and the elderly are at the greatest risk of kidney damage, because their symptoms are often disregarded, or mistaken, for other conditions. Pregnant women, with UTI, may have an increased risk of delivering low birth weight baby or premature baby.
Symptoms and Diagnosis:
Symptoms of UTI include a strong urge to urinate frequently although small quantities are passed each time.
Burning sensation while passing urine.
Pain in the abdomen or lower back.
Sometime blood in urine in severe cases or those who use a catheter.
Urine may appear cloudy with a strong smell.
Other symptoms include fever with chills and nausea.
Self diagnosis is not recommended. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms then consult your doctor and take timely treatment to avoid permanent damage of kidneys.
Your doctor may recommend:
Urine routine to rule out the number of pus cells and occult blood in urine.
In a history of repeated infections, blood sugar in blood as well as urine is ruled out.
USG KUB may be done in cases where renal or bladder stones are suspected.
A prostate examination is done I case of patient experiencing tenderness in the region or if there is any enlargement seen.
Any discharge from penis is checked to rule out STD’s.
Healing with Homoeopathy
The urinary tract infection tends to recur quite frequently in some individuals. Homeopathic medicines for urine infection have a major role in curing the infection and also in stopping their recurrence.
Homeopathic medicines are very safe and they do not have any side effects.
Homeopathic medicines are effective in treating the infection.
Treating UTI’s with homeopathic medicines greatly reduces and eventually stops the recurrence of Urinary Tract Infection.