The urinary tract infection is a quite common condition characterised by an infection in the urinary tract i.e. the kidneys, ureters, urethra and the urinary bladder. This infection can affect the entire tract of urine passage. It generally starts in the urethra and travels up to the other parts of the urinary tract. Once the infection reaches the kidney, it becomes very uncomfortable and requires immediate medical attention. The urinary tract infection is more common in women than men since the female urethra is smaller and the bacteria such as E.Coli can travel to the kidneys easily, making it easy to be infected easily.
URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN AYURVEDA
Ayurveda claims that the infection in the urinary tract occurs due to the aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Pitta Dosha refers to the Ayurvedic humour that stands for fire or heat. Pitta increases with the changes in the lifestyle and the diet in particular. An aggravated Pita produces toxic substances in the boy. These substances are accumulated in the mutrvahi strotas also known as the urinary tract. This imbalance creates a lack of immunity in the urinary system making it prone to infections.