URINARY PROBLEMS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Urinary problems are a group of diseases affecting the urinary system. Urinary tract infections, urine incontinence, urinary calculi and their associated symptoms are common urinary problems.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

Urinary problems include;

  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Traces of blood in the urine
  • Urinating frequently or feeling the need to urinate frequently
  • Discomfort during urination
  • Urine incontinence
  • Painful urination
  • Fever

CAUSES OF URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urinary calculi
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications
  • Injuries

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF URINARY PROBLEMS

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

DIAGNOSIS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

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

TREATMENTS FOR URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Analgesics
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgical interventions
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

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

COMPLICATIONS OF URINARY PROBLEMS     

  • Untreated urinary problems may lead to complications like damage to the kidney, urine incontinence

URINARY PROBLEMS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,urinary problems are symptomatologically refers to mootra krichra, asmari, mootraghata.
  • Urinary problems are a group of diseases affecting mootravaha srothas.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF URINARY PROBLEMS

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

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Difficulty in urination.

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

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 to urinary tract infections. Urinary calculi (asmari) are one of the causes of urinary problems. Doshas associated with the predominance of kapha leads to asmari.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Difficulty in urination
  • Burning sensation during micturition
  • Fever – jwara

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Prognosis of urinary problems based on the type of disease and condition of the patient  

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR URINARY PROBLEMS

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Saribadyasavam
  • Intake of gokshura churna with yavakshara
  • Chandanasava
  • Brihatyadi kashaya
  • Punarnava mandura
  • Chandra prabha vati
  • Gomutra hareetaki
  • Yoni pichu – with jatyadi taila (in females) in case of urinary tract infections

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR URINARY PROBLEMS

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR URINARY PROBLEMS

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

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR URINARY PROBLEMS

  • 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 URINARY PROBLEMS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the discomfort associated with urinary problems

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 URINARY PROBLEMS

  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 the 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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