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Homeopathy's Role in UTI/Urosepsis

Role of Homeopathy In UTI / Urosepsis

Abstract:

Definition: “A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of your urinary system. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is very common.

In males after 50 years of age, obstruction from prostatic hypertrophy becomes common in men. Between the 1 st year and 50 th years of age, UTI and recurrent UTI are predominantly diseases of females, because of short urethra. In this review we discuss the treatment with Homoeopathic medications with its holistic approach. The article focuses on the Integrated approach of Homoeopathy in treating the cases of UTI. Homeopathic medicines work wonderfully well on urinary tract infections, whether acute or chronic. Homoeopathic medicines are given according to the individuality.
UTI may be asymptomatic (subclinical infection) or symptomatic (disease). Thus, the term urinary tract infection encompasses a variety of clinical entities, including asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), cystitis, prostatitis, and pyelonephritis.

Common Symptoms:

  • Strong urge to urinate that doesn’t go away
  • Burning micturition
  • Urinating often, and passing small amounts of urine
  • Urine that looks cloudy
  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-coloured — signs of blood in the urine
  • Offensive urine
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the centre of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone

Homoeopathic point of view of the disease:

Considering Hahnemann’s classification of disease, UTI can be a miasmatic disease too. Miasms are psora and sycosis. Homoeopathic medicines are personalized for the person suffering with UTI based on the individual totality of symptoms few are listed below. Homoeopathic remedies which can be prescribed after detailed case study.

 

Homoeopathic medicines in UTI

Cantharis:

Only several drops pass at a time with a scalding sensation. The person may feel as if the bladder has not been emptied, still feeling a constant urge to urinate.

Nux vomica:

Irritable bladder with a constant need to urinate, passing only small amounts, suggests a need for this remedy.

Sarsaparilla:

Frequent urging is felt with burning pain at the end of urination. Flakes or sediment are sometimes seen in the urine.

Aconitum napellus:

This remedy is often useful when a person feels anxious both before and during urination, with hot, scanty urine and a burning.

Apis mellifica:

This remedy is indicated when the person frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed.

Belladonna:

This remedy may be beneficial if urging to urinate is frequent and intense, and the bladder feels very sensitive.

Berberis vulgaris:

Cystitis with twinges of cutting pain. Urging and discomfort are often worse from walking.

Borax:

Borax is often indicated for people who are sensitive to noise and inclined toward motion sickness.

Other Remedies

  • Chimaphila umbellata
  • Lycopodium
  • Sepia
  • Staphysagria

Homoeopathic medicines after Repertorisation with common symptoms of UTI

Conclusion:

Hence, Homeopathy is efficient in treating UTI with holistic approach and considering the patient as a whole with individualisation. UTI is not merely a local disease. In Homoeopathy we treat an individual but not just the disease which is the result of deranged vital force. Therefore, it should be treated as a constitutional problem.

Dr. Anusha. K. Kammar(Hom. Intern)
KLE HMC yellur road, Belagavi, Karnataka.

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