Can Recurrent UTI Lead to Infertility in Women?
ABSTRACT Urinary tract infections (UTI), the most common type of infection in the body and one of the most serious health disorders influencing millions of people each year. UTIs are mostly caused by Escherichia coli, other viruses, parasites can also affect the condition. The systems involved in UTI are the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra, these are the organs that help the urine to pass out from the body. Generally, women are especially prone to UTIs, even though they have normal urinary tract anatomically and physiologically. A urinary tract infection is a microbial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. In this article we are going to share our thoughts on UTI and its Ayurvedic herbal remedies.
INTRODUCTION Women are at more risk of getting diseased from UTIs or Urinary Tract Infections. A very common symptom is burning sensation during micturition. This is the prior most indication that something is getting wrong in her body. As per Ayurveda, burning sensation during micturition is indicated as aggravated Pitta dosha. The signs and symptoms of UTI are similar to Mutrakricha that indicates difficulty in urination. Typical features of this disease are frequent feeling of urination, pain with urination, and burning sensation. Typically, urinary tract infections are mostly treated with antibiotics, but as we know prolonged usage of antibiotics can lead to many side effects to cause severe health disorders like digestion issues, stomatitis, renal disorders, lung disorders and weak immune system. CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS UTI's are mainly caused by pitta imbalance in the body and causative factors for this are - Very hot food intake Spicy and sour food intake Excessive alcohol Suppression of urination Retaining urine for longer time Drinking less water COMMON SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTION ARE Burning micturition hematuria / cloudy white urine Frequent feeling of urination Feeling of incomplete urination Fever Recurrent UTIs can affect fertility in about 10-20% of women. It may get difficult to conceive due to- Associated pelvic inflammation which can cause an increase in temperature of the body and ultimately results in high temperature of the vaginal canal. Associated UTI may create irritation or behavioural changes and kind of mood changes that directly affect the relation between pairs. Due to these factors internal vaginal flora can be disturbed and imbalanced which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus or they may die before reaching the uterus. These pelvic inflammations can lead to scarring in fallopian tubes or it can affect the ovulation process too. DIAGNOSIS OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS Blood tests Complete blood count Blood urine tests MANAGEMENT OF UTIs OR URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS UTI can be managed by taking- Antibiotics NSAIDs Anti-histamines Anti-allergics Allopathic medications have various side-effects, this is the only reason people nowadays are going for the safest method of treating various illnesses. Some common conditions can result in serious health complications due to these medications. Ayurveda has a careful watch on the condition of the patient and looking for appropriate medication. So is able to reduce the risk of any complication. UTI can be managed by diet and lifestyle modifications and some herbal remedies show very much effective results in treatment of this disease. Some home remedies can also manage the condition very well at home like - Drink plenty of water Vitamin C rich fruits - Oranges, lemons, kiwi, grapes, cranberries. Garlic Clove oil Tea Tree oil Apple cider vinegar In Ayurveda Uti can be treated with herbs that balance the vitiated doshas and manage the underlying cause. Ayurveda practitioners along with prescribing the herbal remedies, also recommend some lifestyle and diet modifications which are as follows - Consumption of plenty of fluids High intake of Vit. C rich fruits Avoid spicy foods Consume pink salt in food HERBAL REMEDIES FOR UTIs BY PLANET AYURVEDA Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that prepares 100% pure products which give efficient results in treatment of concerned diseases. These products are highly efficacious and are free from chemicals, preservatives and fillers and are purely natural. These products are manufactured under the guidance of experienced doctors. Some of the herbal remedies for UTI that give efficient results LIST OF MEDICATIONS WHICH IS USED IN UTIs CARE PACK PUNARNAVA CAPSULES MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA VARUNADI VATI
PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION 1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES This is a single herbal formulation consisting of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). By the use of this formulation the patient feels the reduction in swelling, pain, fever, discomfort and irritation in mood. It also helps to reduce the urinary system disorders, used for lowering the blood pressure and its symptoms by detoxification process. It inhibits the growth of microbes in urinary tracts and helps in the healthy flow of urine. This articulation shows great effects in female health disorders and provides strength to her body. Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals. 2. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA This is a polyherbal formulation mentioned in classical Ayurvedic Samhitas including Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), etc. This articulation is used to suppress the symptoms of inflammation like fever, pain, swelling. In this formulation some of the drugs are used to increase water expulsion from the body in the form of urine and reduce oxidative stress and damage in the body tissues. This articulation relieves the discomfort and associated symptoms that disturbs the symptoms in her daily life routine. Dosage: 1 Teaspoonful twice daily with water. 3. VARUNADI VATI This is a poly herbal formulation mentioned in classical Ayurveda texts consisting of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), etc. this articulation is very helpful in urinary system disorders, is a great natural antibiotic, also helps in removing the toxins from the body. It can also reduce inflammation or congestion due to any infection or injury, also very helpful in relieving pain without causing loss of consciousness. Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water. Conclusion We have discussed the Ayurvedic treatment that is very beneficial in providing relief from renal disorders. These efficacious remedies provide a soothing and calming effect on the Urinary tract system and eliminate infections from the body. These are also very useful in GI disorders. UTIs are very common conditions and are treatable. Proper medication should be provided to treat the illness and stop the aggravation of symptoms that couples the other illness.