The number of health problems increases as the temperature drops. Along with many other common health problems, we also find several women suffering with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It is also known as cystitis. Although UTI may be contracted by both men and women, it is more common in women.
What is Urinary Tract Infection?
The UTI is a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. The infection could be anywhere in this region such as kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder & urethra.
Causes of Urinary Tract Infection
- Because of the cold weather we also tend to drink less water which leads to UTI. Usually bacteria will enter our body through the urethra and move to bladder which may cause infection. However, this bacteria is flushed out when we urinate. But in winters when we don’t drink enough water our urination is decreased and the removal of bacteria doesn’t take place which leads to the infection of bladder.
- Several researches conducted in offices also saw that in the cooler weathers individuals tend to wear more clothing and usually put off going to the washroom because they feel lazy or difficult to remove the clothes.
- When the climate gets colder and the winds become cooler the air gets drier and we attract less moisture compared to what we do when the climate is warm. This leads to dehydration.
- One of the main symptoms of UTI is burning sensation which is caused because of the rich high calorie food which we usually eat in the winters.
How Can Homeopathy Help in UTI
This infection shouldn’t be taken lightly. It needs to be treated immediately because it is painful and it tends to recur. Those suffering with UTI will initially have burning sensation and pain. They may also have the need to use the washroom frequently and may suffer with vomiting, fever and nausea. If the infection has reached the kidneys they may feel pain in the region where the kidney is located. Such patients will also suffer from chills and high fever.
Homeopathy offers quick and effective results. Here are some medicines which work magically for people suffering with UTI.
Apis – This medicine is best for individuals who feel a burning sensation after they finish urinating. Even though the urine will be quite less but the individual would want to urinate frequently. The urine would be dark and muddy. The patient would hardly feel thirsty and some may have swelling around their eyes.
Cantharis – Those suffering with frequent urination, Cantharis would be quite helpful. One would feel the urge to urinate frequently but the urine passed would be quite less and sometimes the urine passed would be one drop at a time. Besides they would also have burning sensation and pain. The intenseness at times would be so high that the person would feel intense pain. At times there may be blood in the urine accompanied with pain in the back (the kidney region).
Sarsaparilla – People who are suffering with pain in the lower abdomen or in the urinary bladder area and the pain seems to extend towards back in the kidney region then Sarsaparilla is what they should be given. Other symptom when this medicine can be given is when the urine would be sandy or there may be blood. Doctors give this medicine when the other UTI medicines fail to work.
Nux Vomica – This works best when the person feels cramping and burning sensation in the bladder region. They will also feel itchy when they urinate and pass small quantity of urine.
A good homeopath doctor should be consulted before best homeopathy treatment for urinary tract infection.