Urine is normally sterile, but it becomes infected when bacterial growth occurs. UTI implies multiplication of organisms in the urinary tract and is defined by the presence of more than hundred thousand organisms per ml in a freshly void midstream sample of urine. Most of urinary tract infections are not serious, but are painful. It involves kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. UTI is common infection affects women more then men.
Causes of UTI
Most common cause is infection from E. coli/ Chlamydia/ mycoplasma
Infection from GIT spreads to urinary tract.
Risk factors of UTI
Female at menopause
Suppressed immune system
Symptoms of UTI
Constant desire to urinate
Severe burning sensation while voiding urine
Offensive or strong odor of urine
Pain in pelvic region in ladies
Child screams before and during urination.
Physical examination – color, smell, viscosity, specific gravity.
Microscopic examination – for RBC, WBC, pus cells, epithelial cells, urine culture.
Congenital abnormalities should be ruled out.
Before treatment of UTI one should always follow instructions:
Avoid public toilets
Local hygiene should be maintained
Avoid alcohol, smoking
Wash parts thoroughly
Patient should drink a lot of water
Avoid soaps which modify ph of vagina.
Homeopathic treatment of UTI – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat UTI but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for UTI that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below to treat UTI:
Homeopathic UTI remedy – Aconite, Apis Mel, cantharis, Dulcamara, Terebinth, Equisetum, Staphisagria, Merc Sol, Belladonna, Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Clematis, Sarsaparilla and many other remedies.
Allopathic treatment – mainly antibiotics are give according to specific organism.