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Friday, February 2, 2018

Homeopathy For Involuntary urination

Homeopathy For Involuntary Urination



Urinary incontinence happens when you lose bladder control or you leak urine involuntarily. It mostly affects women, especially older women. The more times a woman has given birth, the more her risk of urinary incontinence goes up. Smoking is also a risk factor.
Most of these women have stress incontinence, where you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. Another type is urge incontinence, when you may have to "go" suddenly and can't hold the urine in. Some women have both types. Some people may experience temporary incontinence.

Physiology of Incontinence
Continence and micturition are the result of the balanced activity of the muscles of the urinary bladder and urethra. Under normal condition the urethral pressure normally exceeds the bladder pressure. This results in urine remaining in the bladder. It is interesting to note that under normal condition while, coughing, laughing, or sneezing the intra-abdominal pressure results in an increase in both the urethral and bladder pressure, but as differential pressure remains the same there is no voiding of urine; Normal voiding takes place when urethral pressure reduces and bladder pressure rises. Urinary incontinence results when there is imbalance in these two pressures for various reasons
 Causes
  • Stretched pelvic muscles from pregnancy and childbirth; women with gestational diabetes are at a higher risk
  • Low estrogen levels in women (common during menopause)
  • Enlarged prostate in men
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Frequent constipation
  • Being overweight
  • Diseases that damage nerve pathways from the bladder to the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, or multiple sclerosis
  • Weakened muscles that control urination, such as urethral sphincter and pelvic floor muscles
  • Hip dysfunction and prior hip surgery
 Signs and Symptoms
  • Not being able to hold your urine until you get to a bathroom
  • Frequent and unusual urges to urinate

Homeopathy and Incontinence
Homeopathy has lot to offer on this subject, but treatment will depend on extremely careful case taking, based on “ Location, Sensation, Modality” and Concomitant symptoms.

Homeopathic Medicines
  Aconite This remedy is often useful when a person feels anxious both before and during urination, with hot, scanty urine, and a burning or spasmodic feeling in the outlet of the bladder. It can also be helpful if retention of urine occurs after a person has been very cold and chilled, or after a shaking experience.
 Apis Mellifica-This remedy is indicated when the person frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed. Stinging and burning sensations are felt especially with the last few drops. The  person may also experience soreness in the abdomen. Heat and touch make the symptoms worse, and cold applications, cool bathing, and open air bring relief. A lack of thirst is another indication that Apis may be needed
Arnica (Leopard's bane) is invaluable for involuntary urination after surgery.
Belladonna (deadly nightshade) is effective for people who tend to dribble urine when cold or chilled. They may experience burning pains along the length of the urethra during urination. They tend to have wild dreams, often dreams of urinating.
Causticum is useful when involuntary urination is worse in the winter and better in the summer. Various fears and apprehensions accompany the urination, especially fears that something bad will happen to them. They have a fear of going to bed in the dark. These people also tend to wet their pants when they cough or sneeze or even laugh.
Equisetum (Scouring rush) is for people who wet their pants or their bed for no known reason other than out of habit. It should be considered when the person has no other obvious symptoms. It should also be given when the person experiences wild dreams or nightmares when bedwetting. They tend to dream of crowds of people.If cystitis is accompanied by dull but distressing pain and a feeling of fullness in the bladder, even after urinating, this remedy may be helpful. Urging and discomfort are more intense when the bladder has recently been emptied, improving over time as the bladder become more full
Ferrum phos (iron phosphate) is most effective for daytime wetting in the pants, especially when the person feels the strongest urges while standing. Their urgings to urinate are lessened while lying down.
Kreosotum (Beechwood) is helpful when the person has such a sudden urge to urinate that they do not have enough time to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, this remedy should be considered. These people tend to wet their bed during the first part of the night. Sometimes they will have dreams that they are urinating.
Lycopodium (Club moss) is valuable for people who are so anxious that they constantly worry about what others think of them tend to need this remedy. They usually have fears of trying anything new. They are more apt to wet the bed if they sleep in a warm or stuffy room. They prefer to sleep with an open window  

Borax: This remedy can be helpful for cystitis with smarting pain in the urinary opening and aching in the bladder, with a feeling that the urine is retained. Children may cry or shriek, afraid to urinate because they know the pain is coming. Borax is often indicated for people who are sensitive to noise and inclined toward motion sickness. 

Chimaphila umbellata: If a person has a troublesome urge to urinate but has to strain (or even stand up and lean forward) to make it pass, this remedy may be useful. A scalding sensation may be felt while the urine flows, with a feeling of straining afterward. 

Clematis: This remedy may be indicated if a person has to urinate frequently with only a small amount being passed. A feeling of constriction is felt in the urinary passage, and the flow may be interrupted, or there may be dribbling afterward. A tingling sensation may occur, lasting long after urination is finished


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Homeopathy for Foot Blister

Homeopathy for Foot Blister 


Blisters on feet and toes are a common problem and cause of foot pain.  A foot blister is a small, fluid filled bubble-like pocket that develops on the upper layers of skin. They can vary in size depending on the cause.
In most cases, blisters are caused by friction, but they can also occur due to things such as infection, burns and chemical exposure.  They usually contain clear fluid known as plasma, but can sometime contain blood or pus.
Here, we will look at how they develop, the different types of blisters and common causes of each and then we'll look at the best treatment options and prevention strategies for blisters on toes and feet.

 Blisters on feet develop when the skin on part of the foot is damaged, most commonly from friction.  In an attempt to protect itself from further damage, fluid collects under the injured skin to provide cushioning and allow healing. This fluid forms a small pocket, known as a blister.


Types of Foot Blister

Usually, blisters are filled with clear fluid, known as serum (aka plasma).  Serum is one of the components found in blood, alongside red blood cells and clotting factor.  It is made up of proteins, antibodies, hormones, antigens and electrolytes. 
Sometimes, they may also appear red or black which indicates that they contain blood.  This happens when some of the small blood vessels are damaged as well as the skin.  They are known as blood blisters.

If blisters on feet become infected, pus forms and collects giving them a whitish or yellow tinge.

Common Causes

 1)  Friction

The most common cause of blisters on toes and feet is friction.  They tend to develop when walking or running long distances or when wearing new or poor-fitting shoes (too tight or too loose) which rubs on the skin, causing fluid to accumulate under the top layer of skin.
Blisters on toes are more common when the skin is moist and warm rather than when it is dry or soaked.  This is one of the reasons people are often caught out – they may not be walking/running any further than normal but if they are going faster, the weather is warmer or wetter or their footwear is warmer material, their feet may perspire more, increasing the likelihood of blisters on feet. 

There is often a misconception that blisters on toes develop from repetitive friction, however, it actually tends to be sudden, brief, intense friction or rubbing on the skin that causes blisters on feet.  Prolonged, repetitive, less intense friction on the skin is more likely to result in foot corns or calluses. 

2)    Heat

Sunburn can cause blistering on the skin
They can also develop in response to intense heat:
a)  Burns: First degree burns will often blister after a couple of days as they are healing.  Second-degree burns usually blister immediately

b)  Sunburn: Excessive exposure to UV light leads to sunburn which can result in painful blistering of the skin

3)  Cold

Frostbite blister on foot, 3 days after exposure
Tissue damage from frostbite can also cause blisters on feet.  When we are exposed to temperatures below freezing, blood vessels contract pushing blood away from our extremities, particularly the hands and feet in an attempt to keep us warm.  This can lead to skin tissue damage and even death.
Frostbite can be categorized in four stages.  Blisters on toes are usually associate with second-degree frost bite.

4)  Chemicals

Effects of blister agent contact with skin
Skin may also develop blistering when in contact with certain chemicals, solvents, detergents or cosmetics.  It is always advisable to wear gloves when using any chemicals to prevent skin irritation.

5)  Medical Conditions

Chickenpox blister
There are also a number of medical conditions which can cause blistering of the skin such as chicken pox, shingles, herpes, impetigo, cold sores, scabies and some forms of eczema.  This picture shows the classic blisters associated with the varicella zosta virus aka Chickenpox.

Treatment for Blisters on Feet

Most blisters on toes and feet will heal naturally, without requiring medical care.  When possible, you want to avoid breaking them to reduce the risk of infection.  Always wash your hands or wear gloves before touching a blister to reduce the risk of infection.

1) Unburst Blisters

If possible, avoid bursting blisters on feet.  Leaving the skin intact provides a natural barrier, reducing the risk of infection.  As it heals, the skin will naturally harden and fall off.  Ideally, leave blisters on feet uncovered and avoid wearing any shoes that rub.  If necessary, you can cover them with either a plaster or gauze pad depending on their size or try using a product such as a Compeed dressing pad to prevent further friction on the area.
Burst blister on toe.  Avoid removing the dead skin when possible to help reduce the risk of infection

2) Burst Blisters

Most large blisters on toes will break on their own.  Don’t be tempted to remove the broken skin, instead, allow the fluid to drain and then cover the area with a sterile dressing which should be changed daily until it is fully healed.

3) Draining Blisters

If a large blister is causing considerable discomfort, you may need to drain it.
Wash your hands before you start and use a clean, sterile needle to make small puncture holes around the edge of the blister, rather than the centre.
Gently press over the area so the fluid drains out, then wash the area, pat dry and cover with clean gauze.  Change the dressing daily.

4) Footwear

If your blisters on feet are the result of wearing new shoes, avoid wearing them again until the foot is fully healed.  Then break the shoes in by wearing them for short periods until they soften.

Homeopathy approch

Belladonna – when the abscess is red in color during the stage of inflammation, blood boils, there is throbbing pain without formation of pus.
Hepar Sulph – it acts well in early stages of pus formation, it stops formation of pus or aborts pus in very less time period. It is indicated when the pus starts coming out from an abscess, when the pus is thick, yellow and the patient is sensitive to touch.
Silicea – it acts better when there is low healing power. The character of pus is thin and watery in indolent ulcers which are hard to heal. The patient is chilly; better in dry and warm weather and worse in wet and cold weather.
Materia Medica of Silicea says: “Silica can stimulate the organism to re-absorb fibrotic conditions and scar-tissue. Ripens abscess since it promotes suppuration. Promotes expulsion of foreign bodies from tissues. In phthisis, it must be used with care, for here it may cause the absorption of scar-tissue, liberate the disease, walled in, to new activities.”
“Re-absorbing of fibrotic scar tissues, ripening, opening up and healing of abscesses by promoting suppuration, expulsion of foreign bodies from tissues”- these clinically well established homeopathic properties of  SILICEA have assigned it a honorable title- “homeopathic scalpel”.
Chamomilla – when the pain is unbearable we can think of this medicine.
Merc Sol – it favors rapid formation of pus, useful for glandular abscess with throbbing pain, worse from warmth of bed.
Fluoric Acid – to form healthy granulations after Silicea
Calcaria Sulph – excellent remedy for abscess which is slow to heal after rupture, with a continues discharge of yellow pus. Patient desires open air but sensitive to drafts. Tendency to the formation of abscess
Allium cepa : Blisters on feet or heels due to excessive walking or from pinching of shoes.
Anthracinum : Black and blue blisters.
Apis mel : Blisters due to insect bites.
Baptisia : Blisters in typhoid fever.
Cantharis : Blisters due to excessive walking or bums.
Graphites : Burning blisters.
Hypericum : Blisters from scalding with hot water, etc.














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