Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection from the point of view of Ayurveda

Urinary tract infections is the second most common type of infection in the body . Urinary tract includes the parts of your body that make urine and carry it out of your body. For men, these parts include kidneys and bladder, as well as ureters and urethra. Ureters are the twin tubes that carry urine from your kidneys to your bladder. Urethra is the single tube that carries urine from bladder, past prostate and to the tip of penis. If unhealthy bacteria build up anywhere in urinary tract, this can cause an infection. And while Urinary tract infections are much more common in women, men can also get them. There is usually 2 type of Urinary Tract Infections: upper tract - An upper-tract infection is one that happens in the ureters or kidneys. lower-tract infection is one that happens in the bladder, prostate, or urethra.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Urinary tract infection

Ayurvedic traditional treatment methods are passionate about treating conditions such as a Urinary tract infection with an holistic, natural approach . 

Ayurvedic texts are describe Ayurveda’s role in managing the condition.

Ayurveda dictates that Urinary Tract Infections are caused by an imbalance of the Pitta dosha. Therefore, a good starting point for start treatment is to avoid activities which aggravate the Pitta dosha. 

Ayurveda treats diseases using natural methods, and Urinary Tract Infections  is no exception. There are many traditional herbal medicines that can be prescribed to treat Urinary Tract Infections, including Punarnavadi kashayam, Varanadi Kashayam,  Tinospora, Ashwagandha and Gokshura. Ayurveda is tailored to each individual’s unique body type, it is important to consult with our Ayurvedic practitioners, rather than trying to self-medicate. This way you will be informed about the most effective recipe for your specific needs.

Your doctor will provided custom made tailored diet guidance to follow. Diet which balances Pitta dosha and cleanse and eliminate the toxins that cause heat to the body.

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More tips for prevention and Ayurvedic treatment of Urinary tract infection :

  • Drink a loto of water – regular urination can help flush bacteria from the urinary tract to prevent infection
  • Vitamin C is thought to work by increasing the acidity of the urine, thereby killing off the bacteria that cause infection 
  • Drinking unsweetened cranberry juice is one of the most well-known natural remedies for urinary tract infections
  • Bearberry leaf is also known as urinary health herb

garlic and garlic extract to have antimicrobial properties and suggests it may be able to block the growth of bacteria 

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