UTI – Urinary Tract Infection
UTI aka urinary tract infection is a prevalent form of infection most especially in women of all ages. The infection which is chronic is notable with a high recurrence rate. The most prominent of the causative bacteria is E coli responsible for recurrent UTI among many others.
Symptoms of UTI
The symptoms of chronic urinary tract infection include discomfort, Burning, pain, itchiness, frequent urination, night urination, pain in urination possible cloudy and with blood, the unfinished feeling after urination and this can be accompanied by fever in advanced cases.
UTI progresses to a condition called Pyelonephritis when the infection spread to the kidney, and this is associated with low back and side pain, night sweats, fever and chills, nausea vomiting and blood in the urine.
Risk factors leading to UTI
Urinary tract infection is common with women because they are more susceptible than me. The reason for this is first due to the shortness of the urethra and the closeness of the anus to the vulva. The bacteria can move from the anus to opening of the urethra which is common in many cases. Men are also infected with UTI but less frequent.
Other risk factors include usage of female hygiene products that have scent or deodorant, sexual activity, birth control, enlarged prostate and urinary tract obstruction.
UTI – Treatments Approaches
The conventional medical treatment for UTI is antibiotics, and they have associated side effects such as weakening the immune system and digestive trauma. Let us consider two primary alternative treatments available in acupuncture and homeopathic medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture for UTI
Acupuncture for the treatment of UTI is done with a combination of Chinese herbal medicines. Before treatment is administered, TCM diagnosis is made to ascertain the cause and state of the Urinary Tract Infection, and through this, an individually tailored treatment is prescribed. A common condition with UTI in the body is called Damp-Heat. Damp is an abnormal functioning of the digestive tract with symptoms such as gas, loose stool and bloating which is usually accompanied with heat. The condition is associated with fluid deficiency also called Yin Deficiency.
The use of acupuncture as practiced in TCM helps to identify the different causes of UTI and administers treatments peculiar to each cause.
Homeopathic Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection
Homeopathy is not only potent in curing UTI, but it also stops the likely recurrence of the infection. The remedies are also very safe with no side effect due to the natural composition of the remedies. The remedies make the body fight the infections using the body defense.
These are 5 common homeopathic remedies for the treatment of UTI. They are Cantharis, Merc Corrosivus, Clematis, Coli Bacillinum, and Sulphur.
This remedy is a popular and effective for the treatment for a recent streptococcal infection attack. The remedy is also potent in the treatment of a repeated occurrence of the infection especially when the passage of urine is accompanied by a burning pain. The patient does have the urge to pass urine often but ends up passing just a little of urine accompanied by intense pain in the lower abdomen which extends to the belly button. Such a patient feels more pain while walking and prefer to remain seated. Pain is also experienced in the back on both sides of the spine which is usually sensitive to touch.
This remedy is effective for difficulty in passing urine. Urine passed is very little with substance like dark flesh looking like mucus in the urine. The urine passed comes in drops and hot with intense pain. The patient sweats a lot after passing urine. This remedy is also good for cases of recurrent UTI in advance stages of pregnancy.
This remedy is for patients who have experience of Sexually transmitted diseases. Symptoms include scanty urine passage which is frequently accompanied by a burning sensation at the orifice of the urethra.
This remedy is specifically for E coli infections that are recurrent.
Sulphur is a popular homeopathic remedy for the treatment of chronic Urinary Tract Infection. It is notable for cases of desire to pass urine frequently at night. The urine passed are much in this case and are colorless with a sharp pain felt in the urethra while passing urine. The urine might also have thick sediments with bad smell.
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