Urinary Tract Infection -Self care and insights

Urinary Tract Infection -Self care and insights

Do you have burning sensations in urine?Every time you go to empty bladder,you still feel urgency but you can void slight only and still feel burning and desire to urinate again?Probably you have urinary tract infection.

How to tackle it if you have no access to a doctor!
know few facts-
1.Your blood is filtered by kidneys and the wastes in the form of urine passes from left and right kidneys via tubes called left and right ureters.Two ureters opens into urinary bladder.When it is full you feel desire to urinate.From bladder a single tube comes out called urethra through which the urine goes out of your body.

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2.So you know what is urinary tract.
Right & Left kidneys -> Right & Left Ureters -> Urinary Bladder -> Urethra
Any infection in the urinary tract is called Urinary Tract Infection.
3.The infection goes from outside to your urethra,from urethra to your bladder,and from bladder to ureters,I mean to say in reverse direction.
4.Females have small urethra and their habit of urination is different from males.They urinate mostly in squatting position,so they can acquire infection more easily,if they use poorly maintained public toilets.Because at the time of urination their urethra is very close to the ground which is used by many different people,possibly many of them infected.
5.Those persons who have diabetes have greater chance of Urinary Tract Infection because glucose excess in blood comes in urine in uncontrolled diabetes and glucose provides good culture medium for bacteria.
6.Person having constipation are more prone for the Urinary Tract Infection
7.Apart from above symptoms person can have abdominal pain,nausea,vomiting and fever if the infection is advanced
8..Many of us don’t consult doctor untill it is too unbearable.Okay but you can follow the advice of a virtual doctor who is writing this post.

Simply go to a clinical lab give your urine sample for routine examination.If there is significant amount of pus cell in your urine;get Urine culture and sensitivity test.This test will take 48 hours for your results.In report if any pathological organism found.Check in the report.You will see the name of antibiotics and one two three or four plus sign written against it.Otherwise R(for Resistant) would be written.Any antibiotics with higher number of + can be used in the adequate dose adjusted for age and bodyweight for two weeks.Warning!antibiotics should be taken under qualified physicians guidelines only.
Now what else you can do?If no doctor available,no medical shop nearby…..
Best approach to flush your urinary tract by taking plenty of water.What about the burning sensation.The burning is due to increased acidity of urine.To counter this,you can take alkaline drinks like milk.Any substance which behaves like diuretics(causing excessive urination) like tea,cofee etc. can also help in flushing effect by causing excessive urination.
High fiber diet and plenty of water improves constipation and reduces the chance of urinary tract infection.

BMI CALCULATOR

BMI is an important tool to assess your health and fitness.
Box at the bottom contains height and weight fields; entering your height in centimeter and weight in kilogram in the table below would calculate your BMI.IF YOU HAVE MEASURED YOUR WEIGHT IN KG AND HEIGHT IN CENTIMETERS SIMPLY FILL THE VALUES IN APPROPRIATE BOXES AND YOU WILL GET THE RESULT.THE RESULT WOULD TAKE A SPECIFIC BACKGROUND COLOR WHICH YOU CAN MATCH WITH DIFFERENT CATEGORY COLORS AT THE BOTTOM.YOU MAY NEED TO SCROLL TO VISUALIZE THE RESULTS.IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT,THE BMI RESULT WOULD SHOW THE COLOR INDICATED FOR OVERWEIGHT CATEGORY.SIMILARLY ALL CATEGORIES ARE INDICATED BY THEIR SPECIFICALLY ASSIGNED COLORS.

Many of you are confused with Ideal Weight you should have.This is very easy to know what should be your Ideal Weight.Just calculate your height in centimeter and subtract 100 from that figure whatever you get should be your Ideal Weight in kilogram.

Illustration: Suppose your height is 170 centimeter.

To know your Ideal Weight subtract 100 from your height in centimeter

170-100=70

Your Ideal Weight should be 70 kg.

HOW TO KNOW YOUR WEIGHT REDUCTION TARGET

YOUR WEIGHT REDUCTION TARGET=YOUR ACTUAL WEIGHT-YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT(IF THIS IS NEGATIVE,THAT MEANS YOU DON’T REQUIRE WEIGHT REDUCTION AND YOU HAVE ROOM TO GAIN)

SUPPOSE IN ABOVE CASE IF YOUR ACTUAL WEIGHT IS 80 KG FOR THE GIVEN HEIGHT 170 CM

YOUR WEIGHT REDUCTION TARGET=80-70=10

YOU NEED 10 KG WEIGHT LOSS TO ATTAIN YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT.

APPROX.60 % OF YOUR BODY WEIGHT IS WATER

SO IN ORDER TO REDUCE 10 KG WEIGHT YOUR WATER CONTENT LOSS WOULD BE 6 KG.

THIS IS A MAJOR COMPONENT.YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT BY JUST FAT AND SALT RESTRICTION AND USE OF TEA AND COFFEE AS A DIURETICS.YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE YOUR DIET WITH PLENTY OF FRUITS AND GREEN VEGETABLES AND SPROUTS.

IMPORTANT:IF YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT TAKE SIX SNACKS INSTEAD OF THREE HEAVY MEALS AND YOUR SNACKS SHOULD BE CHIEFLY ON ABOVE DESCRIBED THINGS AND DO SOME AEROBIC EXERCISE.HERE I AM STRESSING AEROBIC EXERCISE BECAUSE HEAVY MUSCULAR EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR MUSCLE BUILDING BECAUSE IT INCORPORATES YOUR DIETARY PROTEINS INTO MUSCLE FIBER AND INCREASES YOUR MUSCLE BULK.SO THE WEIGHT LOSS IS MODESTLY ACHIEVED.

MIND IT WHATEVER I SAID IS THE GIST OF WEIGHT REDUCTION.

ONE MORE THING I HAVE TO ADD THAT FIX YOUR SNACKS TIME AND SLEEP AT LEAST 8 HOUR A DAY. THAT’S ALL…………………..