Women aged between 15 and 65 are the most affected by pyelonephritis, although this disease is also observed among men. Pyelonephritis can result from swelling of the bladder, a retraction of the urethra or lithiasis.
Pyelonephritis is an infection caused by bacteria that develop in the upper urinary tract. It especially affects the renal parenchyma and the pelvis. In some cases, pyelonephritis can also cause inflammation of the lower urinary tract. Pyelonephritis is caused by Gram-negative bacteria or E.coli. These germs, which come from the bladder or lower urinary tract, infect the pelvis and kidneys.
A fever higher than 38.5 ° C and back pain are two clinical signs indicating the presence of pyelonephritis. However, other symptoms, such as frequent and painful urination and urinary disorders, are also linked to this disease. The patient may also feel pain that radiates to the pubis. However, some symptoms of pyelonephritis could be misleading, as is the case of stomach pain, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Pyelonephritis is an infection that affects the upper urinary tract. There currently are three appropriate homoeopathic remedies for treating this type of urinary tract infection: Cantharis 5 CH, Colibacillinum 5 CH and Sepia officinalis 5 CH. The patient should take three granules of each remedy, three times a day until a clear improvement may be observed in his or her overall condition.
The patient may experience burning sensations during urination. In this case, it is recommended to take Cantharis 5 CH in combination with Formica Rufa 5 CH and Mercurius corrosivus 7 CH. Regarding the dosage, one must take a granule of each homoeopathic remedy every 15 minutes. Then, to treat pyelonephritis as best as possible, the patient will need to take 10 granules of Colibacillinum every 2 days. Taking a vial of Colibacillinum 3 times per day during 3 days is also recommended for treating this infection.
Infections like pyelonephritis develop in two stages. In the first stage of the disease, the infection only affects the bladder and leads to cystitis. At this point, it is advisable to consult a doctor to prevent the spread of bacteria. If the presence of cystitis has been neglected, it may evolve into pyelonephritis and directly attack the kidneys. In addition to urinary burning, the patient will also be prone to fever and severe back pain. The patient should consult a doctor from the onset of the first symptoms of pyelonephritis.
Good to know: There are numerous urinary infections, of which the most common are cystitis and pyolonephritis. How”ever, be very careful not to confuse kidney stones with kidney failure.