Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection from microbes. These are organisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria, but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. UTIs are among the most common infections in humans.
UTI can occur anywhere in urinary tract. Urinary tract connects kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most UTI only involve the urethra and bladder, in the lower tract. However, UTI can involve the ureters and kidneys, in the upper tract. Although upper tract UTI are more severe than lower tract UTI. Symptoms of a UTI depend on what part of the urinary tract is infected. Lower tract UTI affect the urethra and bladder.
Symptoms of a lower tract UTI include:
Increased frequency of urination without passing much urine
Increased urgency of urination
Blood in the urine
Urine has a strong odour
Pelvic pain in women
Rectal pain in men
Symptoms of an upper tract UTI include:
Pain and tenderness in the upper back and sides
In some cases mixed symptoms similar like lower tract UTI
Mutrakricchra is a board term which covers the conditions described in modern medical science as Urinary tract infection (UTI). Dukhena Mutra Pravriti means discomfort during micturition especially excessive intake of madya, matsya and katu amla lavana rasa causes aggravation of pitta dosha. Intake of anupamamsa, adhyashana and ajirna bhojana aggravated kapha dosha which in turn leads to reduced state of agni so all tridoshas get vitiated. The vitiated tridoshas along with the states of agnimandya (reduced digestive capacity) invariably produce ama(toxins). Ama mixes with the doshas forming Sama doshas. These sama dosha produce symptoms such as peeta mutra (yellow urine) ,Sadaha mutra pravritti burning micturition and mutrendriya gurutwa (inflammation of bladder), Shweta, Snigdha and picchila mutra (turbid urine with the presence of leucocytes). In Ayurveda, a balanced state of vata, pitta and kapha doshas is responsible for good health. Urinary tract disorders are caused by the imbalance of these humours. Ayurvedic treatment for urinary tract disorders involves flushing out infection with detoxification, cleaning out blockages of the urinary tract and Ayurvedic herbs that tone the kidneys and normalise the functioning of the apana vayu (vata).
Ayurvedic Detox is the holistic method of elimination of the toxins and root causes of disease.
Snehapana: Oral administration of medicated ghee is therapeutically effective components to different tissues of urinary tract.
Abhyanga: This healing whole-body massage refreshes both physical and mental health, improves circulation, and unblocks channels.
Swedana: Medicated steam bath restores cell metabolism and flushes out accumulated body toxins.
Medicated enemas: A mixture of medicated herbs
Uttaravasti: Herbal mixture to clear toxins from urinary tract.
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