Urinary Tract Infection
1. Burning sensation and pain in Urethra
2. Burning sensation when passing urine
3. Presence of pus or blood in the urine
1. Regular or Excessive intake of Food which is sour, salt, spicy or bitter
2. Regular or Excessive consumption of fried foods, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages
3. Too much exposure to sun, excessive physical exertion and of course continuing to indulge in these causes
In every human body, there is lacuna (khavaigunyam) which is formed due to many reasons. If the khavaigunyam is in the Urinary tract, the toxins naturally accumulate there and cause the disease. This is called Urinary Tract Infection by the modern science.
In Ayurveda, this condition is considered as Mutrakrichhra. It is caused by the aggravation of Pitta Dosha mainly. Pitta symbolizes heat or fire. So, a diet and lifestyle that aggravates Pitta produces an imbalance in the body’s natural ratio of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
The holistic approach of Ayurvedic treatment involves Medication, Education about food and Lifestyle changes. This removes the distributed toxins and gives long-term relief to the patient.
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
1. Avoid intake of oily, spicy, sour, salty, and bitter foods
2. Increase intake of fluids like room temperature water, juices, coconut water etc
3. Increase intake of Pitta-pacifying foods like watermelon, cucumber, tender coconut, etc
4. Avoid spending time in direct sunlight or hot atmosphere
5. Take a cold-water bath 2-3 times a day with a ½ teaspoon of powdered red sandalwood added to the water
Medicines are prescribed by the doctor after a thorough examination of the patient. Treatments must be done under the supervision or advice of a certified Ayurvedic Doctor and not based on self-judgment.