Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) — Have You Tried Homeopathic Remedies?by Francine Kanter Classical Homeopathy by Francine Kanter
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a very common infection, with over 3 million cases reported in the U.S. per year. Cystitis, an infection of the bladder, is by far the most common type of UTI. However, an infection can happen in just about any part of the urinary tract, including the kidneys.
The growth of gut bacteria inside the urinary tract is the primary cause of infection, however, bacteria are not often found in urine cultures, despite obvious signs of bladder discomfort. In women, the proximity of the anus and urethra (the opening from the bladder) allows for bacterial movement, particularly if the delicate perineal tissues are irritated.
UTIs are uncommon in men because of the length of the urethra. In most cases, there is an underlying cause, usually an obstruction to normal urine flow or urinary reflux to the kidney. Therefore, all cases of proven UTIs in men must be thoroughly investigated by a urologist. Recurrent infections in women (more than three in a year) are also worth investigating; however, the odds of discovering an underlying cause are slim. Kidney stones or bladder warts may cause recurrent bladder infections.
Homeopathy for UTI
Homeopathy can be used in conjunction with conventional antibiotics and in cases where no infection is detected. It can be very effective in building up the constitution and thereby lowering the risk of recurrence.
A detailed medical history is essential in all suspected UTI cases, not least to find the correct homeopathic remedy. You should always submit a urine sample to a lab for analysis. A strong odor, cloudiness, or the presence of tiny amounts of blood in the urine all point to a bacterial infection, but clear urine does not rule it out. The doctor can use a reagent strip to determine if there are any blood or pus cells that are not visible to the unaided eye.
In a simple case of cystitis, the doctor will typically wait for the urine culture results before prescribing antibiotics. Since this can take multiple days, it is well worth trying homeopathy for Urinary Tract Infection to relieve the discomfort in the meantime.
Homeopathic Remedies for UTI
Homeopathy treatment consists of two phases: first, treating the infection, and second, improving general health to prevent future infections. Some of the common homeopathic remedies for UTI include:
- Arnica montana
- Nux vomica
- Drink plenty of clean water every day.
- Coffee and tea can aggravate symptoms of UTI, so you should avoid them.
- Change the acidity of the urine. Drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry concentrate pills can make your urine too acidic for the bacteria to survive.
- It is critical to keep the bladder empty, no matter how painful it is. Holding on to urine would only aggravate the situation and trigger a more severe infection.
- In women, sexual intercourse may cause an infection—a condition known as "honeymoon cystitis." It is advisable to empty the bladder after sex to avoid infection.
- Some women are allergic to the latex in condoms, which may cause bladder symptoms. If this is the case, a change in contraception might be necessary.
Urinary tract infections, which are all too common, can be painful and embarrassing. Fortunately, by consulting with a competent practitioner of homeopathy in DeLand, FL, and taking some general precautionary measures, you can quickly spring back from these painful problems.
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