URETHRAL INFLAMMATION- Ayurvedic Treatment

Urethral inflammation is a disease affecting the urinary system. It is the infection and inflammation of the urethra. The urethra is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body of both females and males. Urethral inflammation is associated with urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infection is more common in females.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • CAUSES OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • DIAGNOSIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • TREATMENTS FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • PROGNOSIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • COMPLICATIONS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • URETHRAL INFLAMMATION AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • YOGA FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Traces of blood in the urine
  • Low-grade fever
  • Urinating frequently or feeling the need to urinate frequently
  • Itching
  • Discomfort during urination
  • Abnormal discharges

CAUSES OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Chemical irritants
  • Certain medications
  • Injuries
  • STDs
  • Use of catheter

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

Pathophysiology of urethral inflammation is based on the cause of the disease. In the case of urinary tract infections, the bacterial infection spreads to the urethra then finally inflammation manifested. The inflammatory changes of the urethra may also be caused by chemical irritants and mechanical irritants.

DIAGNOSIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Urine analysis and bacterial culture
  • Imaging techniques
  • Blood investigations

TREATMENTS FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Analgesics
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Antibiotics

PROGNOSIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of the disease, duration  and condition of the patient
  • Urethral inflammation due to bacterial infection is easily cured by antibiotic therapy.

COMPLICATIONS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION    

  • Untreated urethral inflammation may lead to cystitis

URETHRAL INFLAMMATION AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,urethral inflammation is symptomatologically refers to mootra krichra.
  • Mootra krichra is a disease affecting mootravaha srothas.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold food
  • Suppression of urge for urination
  • Agantu factors – infections, injuries

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Difficulty in urination.

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

In Mootra krichra, the vitiated Pitta Dosha along with Vata (mainly Apana Vayu) on reaching Vasti (bladder) afflicts the Mootravaha Srothas due to which the patient feels difficulty in micturition. The above-mentioned symptomatology has a close resemblance with urinary tract infections, as described in modern texts specifically lower urinary tract infections (urethritis).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Difficulty in urination
  • Burning sensation during micturition

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • The prognosis of mootra krichra is sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

Internal administration

  • Saribadyasava
  • Chandanasava
  • Thrinapanchamoolam Kashayam
  • Brihatyadi kashaya
  • Punarnava mandura
  • Chandra prabha vati

HOME REMEDIES FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Heat application on the lower abdomen by a towel dipped with hot water to relieve pain.
  • Intake of an appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Drinking water boiled with gokshura.

YOGA FOR URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the discomfort associated with urethral inflammation

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

  • Padmasana
  • Makarasana
  • Mandukasana

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF URETHRAL INFLAMMATION

  1. Ayurveda and Urinary Tract Infections

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2964762/

2.     A Case Report on Mutrakricchra with Special Reference to chronic cystitis with Bladder Atony

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328264141_A_Case_Report_on_Mutrakricchra_with_Special_Reference_to_the_Chronic_cystitis_with_Bladder_Atony

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