Cystitis is an infection of the bladder, generally of bacterial origin, which causes painful and frequent urination. In severe cases it can bring fever, sweating and abdominal pain. Let’s discover the homeopathic remedies to prevent and cure it.
Causes and symptoms of cystitis
Cystitis is an acute or chronic infection of the bladder. Microorganisms in most cases arrive at this organ ascending, coming from the urethra or external genitalia.
Cystitis is more frequent in the female sex due to the greater brevity of the urethra and the possible recurrence of vulvo-vagienal infections. When present, it is manifested by frequent, painful and scarce urination, burning sensation on urination, incomplete emptying and / or weight in the suprapubic region. The presence of chills, followed by high fever and sweating, lower back and abdominal pain, indicates a rise of the infection towards the kidney, and the progressive onset of pyelonephritis.
However, the bladder is normally very resistant to infections, which therefore can occur mostly as a result of predisposing conditions that favor the stagnation of urine in it, as for example occurs, in humans, in the case of prostatic hypertrophy; also the existence of infectious / inflammatory phenomena affecting neighboring intestinal organs, such as colorectal and appendix, can favor the occurrence of episodes of cystitis due to contiguity.
The chronic form is very often the result of a neglected or poorly treated acute form: in it the bladder may be ulcerated or hardened and inextensible, or growths may form inside it (granular cystitis, polypoid, follicular and cystic).
Traditional therapy uses, in acute forms, targeted antibiotic therapies resulting from a cultural examination, therapies that however often favor the return of symptoms, also due to modification of that intestinal flora, which often represents the best bulwark to the recurrence of infections.
The same antibiotics are often used at constant dosages, but certainly lower, just to avoid the continuous recurrence of infections, in chronic forms, as well as, always in the same, natural substances are used that can act on the lipid film of the bladder wall or on the degree of acidity of the environment, especially in abacterial cystitis, particularly common in the female sex after menopause.
Homeopathic remedies against cystitis
In acute cystitis there are many homeopathic remedies that can replace, with equal effectiveness, but fewer side effects, the common antibiotics, based on the prevalence of one symptomatology rather than another:
- Cantharis is the main remedy of the forms in which burning sensations prevail when urinating, and of those hemorrhagic forms that indicate an initial lesion of the organ wall;
- Mercurius when the patient urinates little and often, and in all forms that show progressive involvement of renal function;
- Sepia is indicated in those forms where it is mainly the sense of local heaviness, and in the lower abdomen, which expresses bladder involvement;
- Staphysagria, finally, finds use in honeymoon cystitis and in those forms in which the burning sensation ceases urinating.
Where infections are constantly caused by a bacterium that is a habitual host, and often harmless, of our body, Escherichia coli, often finds indication and success an atypical homeopathic remedy and more than anything specific for this type of infections, which is Colibacillinum.
In chronic cystitis, the homeopathic approach is certainly the one that is most likely to succeed, since an analysis aimed at the whole organism, and therefore not only at the organ that is the site of pathology, will always allow us to identify in predisposing conditions placed upstream of the same, or also linked to the particular vertebral static, the real conditions to be treated to reach a truly effective cure.
The overexertion of the hepatobiliary function, in fact, often presupposes a state of congestion, over time, of the pelvic organs that causes alterations in the intestinal flora and variations of the local conditions, thus favorable to the proliferation of microorganisms often only weakly pathogenic; other times, however, repeated postural alterations produce misalignments and protrusions of the intervertebral discs especially at the lumbar level, where the complex neurological systems that regulate the functionality of the pelvic organs are located.
Ultimately, therefore, in chronic forms, the only local approach – which in homeopathy is indicated, like traditional medicine, only in acute forms – cannot in the long term give excellent results because it ends up neglecting neighboring functional aspects, and certainly favoring the onset of bladder symptoms.