ACUTE CYSTITIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT
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Ayurveda describes fourteen types of urinary tract disorders depending on the aggravated body energies. Ayurvedic regimens normally prevent surgical interference in these conditions. The line of treatment involves the removal of infection with internal detoxification, cleaning and removing any blockages in the urinary tract combined with herbs to tone the kidneys.
Acute cystitis is an infection of the urinary bladder that occurs suddenly and follows a short but severe course.
WHO GETS IT
Acute cystitis is commonly seen in womens but can also occur in men’s.Women are more prone to develop cystitis because they have shorter urethras than men, and bacteria does not have to travel as far to enter the bladder. The distance between the opening of the urethra and the anus is also shorter in women than men.
(1)Acute cystitis is caused by bacteria that are normally present in your digestive system and on the skin around the rectum and vagina. The bacteria can pass through the urethra and up into the bladder. This can occur during sexual intercourse, because of poor personal hygiene, or due to a defect in which the urethra is shorter than normal. It is normally caused by the E.coli bacteria, which live in the bowel but can cross into the urinary system.
(2)Cystitis can also be caused by anything that blocks the flow of urine or makes it difficult for the bladder to empty completely, such as pregnancy or, in men, an enlarged prostate, tumor, or kidney stones.
(3) Acute cystitis in children is usually caused by urinary tract abnormalities
(4)A virus can also cause cystitis, but this form is rare in adults.
(5)Cystitis may also results from acute constipation.
(6)stress, poor diet, poor personal hygiene, oral contraceptive use, and those with immune system disorders can get acute cystitis.
(1)A strong persistent urge to urinate
(2)Burning sensation while urinating
(3)Passing frequent and small amounts of urine
(4)Pain in the lower part of the abdomen or lower back
(6)Penis pain (rare)
(7)Blood in the urine (hematuria)
(8)Cloudy and strong-smelling urine
(9)Fever, and chills
(10 )The inflamed bladder may spasm, causing pain
(11)A frequent urge to pass urine even when the bladder is empty
TREATRMENT OF ACUTE CYSTITIS
Cystitis is a condition that Ayurveda has been studying minutely since ancient ages. Due to this, there are some very beneficial herbs that Ayurveda has found out having properties of treating the condition.
The following is a list of some of the most effective herbs used in the treatment of dysuria with their actions on the human body:-
The powder of chandana mixed with milk and had on a regular basis is a valuable treatment for cystitis and other urinary inflammations. The effectiveness of chandana can be increased by the addition of fennel water or a piece of ginger in the infusion.
Kantakari is a diuretic, i.e. it helps in the easy flow of the urine through the excretory system. It is also used as a cure for gonorrhea and urinary stones.
Kulfa is a very effective herb used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. It is common to both Indian as well as Greek traditions. Its leaves infused in water and taken twice a day can take care of the scanty urination caused due to excessive sweating. Regular use of purslane can provide immense relief from the burning sensation during micturation.
The following Ayurvedic preparations are highly beneficial in treating dysuria problems:-
Sarivasava, Useerasava, Punarnavasava, Palashpushpasava, Dashamula Arishta,
It must be borne in mind that while taking any Ayurvedic preparation, the doctor must be consulted first. Most of the herbs do not have any side-effects (and are indeed a regular part of the diet), but some people may be allergic to certain herbs and may show adverse reactions.
SELF CARE TIPS
You can prevent acute cystitis by making sure you always empty your bladder completely when you go to the bathroom. Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Cranberry juice may have infection-fighting properties. Urinate frequently, and avoid holding your urine for a long time after you feel the urge to go. Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement to prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra. If you are sexually active, empty your bladder as soon as possible after intercourse, wash your genital area to remove any bacteria that could travel up the urethra, and drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria.