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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Disease description:

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are caused usually by bacteria (E.coli), that enter the urethra and bladder, causing inflammation and infection. They are commonly happen in the urethra and bladder, bacteria can also travel up the ureters and infect your kidneys.

A urinary tract infection causes the lining of the urinary tract to become red and irritated (inflammation). The most common symptoms of a UTI are: pain and discomfort, typically in the lower back, abdomen and pelvic pain, pain when urinating, fever, feeling an urge to urinate frequently, abnormal urine color (cloudy urine) and strong or foul-smelling urine.

Most UTIs go away after treatment with antibiotics. However, some people develop chronic UTIs, which don’t go away after treatment or keep recurring.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Damp-Heat from outside invades the lower body (Ling-Syndrome), blocks water paths and causes irritation of the bladder. In some young women Liver-Qi-Stagnation produces Fire, which attacks the lower abdomen and also the bladder. Over long time the Heat is exhausting Kidney-Yin, which leads to chronic urinary tract infections.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Damp-Heat (Acute Urinary Tract Infection)

Frequent, urgent urination, burning, painful (pain may radiate to the umbilical area and be worse for pressure), difficult (interrupted) urination, a feeling of incomplete voiding, dark, strong-smelling urine, fever, thirst but no desire to drink, nausea, bitter taste.

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Liver Qi Stagnation produces Fire (often seen around period in young women)

This pattern is linked with the period, hormon or stress related. Young women often suffer from urinary tract infections before or around their period, are angry and easily irritated, PMS, have pimples, maybe feel hot.

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Kidney Yin Deficiency Fire (chronic and recurrent UTIs)

Patients suffering from chronic urinary tract infections, which keep occurring and never fully recover from it.

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