Urinary disorders


Overview

The urinary system, also known as the renal system or urinary tract, consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra. The purpose of the urinary system is to eliminate waste from the body, regulate blood volume and blood pressure, control levels of electrolytes and metabolites, and regulate blood pH.

Diseases affecting the urinary tract and kidneys are broadly termed as Mutra Vaha Srota Roga in Ayurveda. Generally, the diseases affecting the bladder and urethra are known as Mutraghata. There are three elements in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta and Kapha which can affect the body including urinary functions when imbalanced.

Symptoms

Urinary system diseases.

1.Urinary tract infection

2.Prostrate enlargement

3.Kidney stone

4.Bladder stone 

5.Hydronephrosis

6.Cystitis etc.

Causes

Increased intake of sour, salty, bitter, oily, spicy, and fried foods, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages aggravate Pitta (Fire) in the body, Working in the sun or hot weather and excessive physical exertion aggravates the condition.

  • E.coli bacteria (usually found in the digestive system) is the most common cause of bladder infections.
  • Bacteria can be transferred during sexual intercourse.
  • Dehydration leads to infrequent urination, creating a stagnant and thriving environment for bacteria.
  • Holding urine longer can cause the urine to “back up,”. This makes it more difficult to empty out your bladder the next time you go.
  • Excess use of soap, douching or using other artificially scented cleansing products can upset the balance of the good bacteria and pH.
  • Poor hygiene, not cleaning often enough can cause bacterial buildup 
  • Some Antibiotics - strong antibiotics can kill healthy bacteria in the body. 

Treatment

  • Diet and lifestyle Modifications
  • Herbs and Herbo-Mineral Preparations
  • Example -
  • Relief from inflammation,swelling of urethra and bladder associated with UTI - Punarnava, Gokshura.
  • Cure burning sensation associated with urinary disorders - Sariva, Shatavari
  • Relief from painful urination and cystitis - Varuna
  • Cure urinary tract infection and effective in Kidney stones,Bladder stones - Gokshuradi guggulu.

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


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