Cystitis


Overview

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. In most cases, the cause of cystitis is a urinary tract infection (UTI)

Symptoms

  1. Urinating less amount
  2. Burning sensation when urinating
  3. Cloudy urine
  4. Frequent urination
  5. Urgent need to urinate
  6. Strong smelling urine
  7. Discomfort in the pelvic region
  8. Pressure over the lower abdomen
  9. Blood in the urine
  10. Nausea
  11. Vomiting
  12. Fever
  13. Kidney disorder

According to Ayurveda, there are three elements present in our body : vata pitta and kapha which should be in balance. Cystitis is caused by the aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Aggravated Pitta produces heat and toxins in the body. These accumulate in the urinary channels leading to bacterial growth in the system, resulting in Cystitis.

Causes

  • Bacterial infections

Predisposing factors

  • Having unprotected sex
  • Wiping the bottom from back to front after going to the toilet
  • Having a urinary catheter (a thin tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder)
  • Using a diaphragm for contraception
  • Chemical irritants, such as those in perfumed soap or bubble bath
  • Damage caused by a catheter or surgery on your bladder
  • Radiotherapy to your pelvis or treatment with certain chemotherapy medicines
  • Having had the menopause. The changes in the tissues of the vagina and urethra after menopause make it harder for them to defend against infection.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Treating inflammation and infection in the urinary tract.
  2. Prevent recurrence by healing and repairing the tissue
  3. Increase the immunity, cool down the body and remove toxins, thereby giving long-term relief to the patient.

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol.

  • Infection in the urinary tract leads to inflammation of the urinary system and produces a burning urination. Inflammation of the bladder muscle layers, which produces pelvic and abdominal pain and pressure, frequent urination, Urgency 
  • Gokshuradi guggulu helps to reduce the inflammation, and also effective in reducing the painful urination. 
  • Shatavari and Kamadudha helps to reduce the burning sensation .
  •  Infection in the urinary system sometimes  resulting in pus or blood into the urinary tract this makes cloudy , strong smelling urine
    • Managed with Punarnava, Punarnava and Chandraprabha vati
  • If Cystitis is not treated promptly, the bacteria can travel up to the kidneys and cause Upper tract UTI, resulting in fever and back pain. Also Nausea and vomiting happened because of shared nerve connections between the kidneys and GI tract
  • Godanti, Guduchi, Pravalapanchamrutha  are effective in this condition.

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Herbs

Gokshuradi guggulu, Punarnava, Chandraprabha vati, Godanti, Guduchi, Pravalapanchamrutha , Shatavari, Kamadudha


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