Urinary Tract Infection
A Urinary Tract Infection also known as UTI is a microbial infection that impacts any fragment of the urinary tract. The leading bacterial microorganism that affects the urinary tract is Escherichia coli. However, Gonococci, Streptococci, and Staphylococci can cause a similar condition.
While urine holds an assortment of liquids, salts, and discarded from the body elements, it typically does not contain microbes and germs. When microbes get into the urinary tract and propagate in the urine, they cause a Urinary Tract Infection. An ideal area for initial development of a UTI is bladder, and we call this form of UTI – Cystitis. Other areas of UTI impact are kidneys and the infection disease of this part of the urinary tract known as pyelonephritis.
Etiology and Pathogenesis of Urinary Tract Infection
Most frequent UTI sufferers are sexually active females or individuals of both genders with structural abnormalities in one or more parts of the urinary tract.
Because microbes can come into the urinary tract through the urethra (we call it ascending infection), deprived hygienic roUTInes can prejudice to the development of the bacteria. There are also other factors including pregnancy, prostate enlargement, gonorrhea, etc. that may cause UTI. Also, so-called interstitial cystitis happens without microbes but has the same or similar symptoms.
The UTI is a disease that may take place in any aspect of the urinary tract. The most common parts to be affected by UTI infection are:
- Renal tissues
Clinical symptoms of UTI
Acute cystitis is the most common form of UTI. Symptoms of all types of UTI are similar:
- repeated urges to urinate,
- severe burning pain throughout and especially in the end of urination,
- cloudy urine, which may contain blood.
The UTI on a kidney’s level aka pyelonephritis also manifests with lower back pain and malaise.
Generally, UTI has many faces and symptoms of this disorder may change depending on patient’s age, constitution, dietary habits, and even ethnicity. In teenagers, for example, acute cystitis may manifest with nausea, loose stool, diarrhea, anorexia, and sometimes even vomiting. The teenage girls demonstrate excessive tearfulness and irritability. Some girls experience pain in hypogastrium and even incontinence. Mature women sometimes suffer from hematuria and lack of ability to urinate regardless of the severe urges. This inability to freely urinate may cause a “stagnation” of urine, which becomes vulgarly smelling and hazy.
Depending on the level the ascending infection reaches, the symptoms also vary.
- Urethritis – dysuria,
- Cystitis – lower abdomen pain, sub-febrile body temperature, recurrent urges for urination,
- Pyelonephritis – chills, unsettled stomach, sickness, and hyperpyrexia.
Homeopathic Medicine in Urinary Tract Infection Clinic (UTI)
Homeopathic medicine heals an individual as an entire biological system. It focuses on each patient as an individual that belongs to a particular type of constitutions. To choose the appropriate homeopathic remedies for each individual UTI patient, during the initial visit, a homeopath performs a complete personalized assessment and case-analysis. This assessment comprises full anamnesis, medical and family histories of the individual, physical and emotional constitution, miasmatic propensity as well as regular medical evaluation including percussion, palpation, auscultation, etc.
Some of the most often prescribed homeopathic remedies listed below. It is critical to understand that this list in no way represents a comprehensive and final textbook to the homeopathic healing of this disease.
Thus, the properties and specifications listed for each particular remedy may not be straight associated with UTI, since homeopathic medicine considers constitutional resources as more important than specific local symptoms. The following description of the remedies is for educational purpose only, and none of them should be used without a prescription.
On the top of the list of homeopathic remedies for UTI are:
- Apis ,
- Nux vomica,
- Sepia, and more.
Explanation of homeopathic remedies for UTI
The symptoms of this remedy typically manifest the onset of acute cystitis:
- tenacious and forceful urgings, accompanied with abundant tenesmus,
- the urine is dripping, and a patient explains feeling as hot liquid lead flows through the urethra and causing the extreme burning,
Apis Mellifica. [Apis]
This is my favorite remedy for acute cystitis. Based on my experience, the low dilUTIons of Apis (6X, 12X) kill burning and pain in a matter of minutes. I would not use Apis for “TREATMENT” of UTI unless this medicine is really similar to patient’s constitution and symptoms. However, in the acute phase, no remedy can be even compared to this one for its effectiveness for pain control.
The following symptoms force homeopath to choose Apis:
- frequent urges for urination which ends with just a few drops at a time,
- insufficient amount of urine,
- urine is dark,
- swollenness in different parts of the body,
- dryness with lacking of thirst,
- oxygen deprivation in lying position,
- ascending infection may cause Bright’s disease aka nephritis.
Equisetum hyemale. [Equis] the symptoms of this remedy are analogous to Cantharis.
The main difference is that the tenesmus are less aggressive, and the urine contains significantly less blood if any.
Major symptoms of Equisetum are:
- the sensation that bladder is full or even overloaded;
- the “urination” if we can use this term for a few drops of urine that the patient can excrete, does not relieve the feeling of the full bladder;
- the color of urine is yellow-green neon;
- urine contains mucus;
- all Equisetum’s symptoms happen after urination.
Causticum. [Caust] – the symptoms for this remedy linked to the paralytic condition of the urinary tract and especially bladder. That’s why it is one of the most efficient remedies for enuresis (bedwetting), mainly when we have a case of involuntary micturition during the night.
I choose this remedy by the properties of the urine. It doesn’t matter what are the properties of pain and what is the quantity of urine, but if the urine is reddish like clay and the residue sticks to the toilet – Sepia is the right choice.
Mercurius corrosivus [Merc-c] – is a perfect remedy for UTI that impacts both upper and lower parts of the urinary tract. The bloody and albuminous (white, thick) urine make homeopath consider Mercurius Corrosivus as a remedy #1.
Homeopathic treatment for UTI in Philadelphia
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To conclude all of the above, Homeopathic remedies are very effective for treatment of acute and chronic forms of Urinary Tract Infection.
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