What is Hematuria?
Hematuria is observing the presence of red blood cells in the urine. Usually, the urine color appears to be pale yellow, but enough red blood cells in the urine can give it a dark color appearance. In other cases, with microscopic Hematuria, the urine may appear normal with a limited number of RBCs.
Hematuria is related to your kidneys as a fault in the kidneys’ filters allows RBCs to skip through them. So, an individual with visible traces of blood in their urine needs to consult a nephrologist’ for the same, preferably an ayurvedic practitioner. By adopting ayurvedic ways, the ill effects of Hematuria can be subsided easily. Before proceeding onto how ayurvedic works, let us recall some of the common causes of Hematuria that can put you at risk, such as UTI, kidney stones, trauma to the kidneys, too much exercise, glomerulonephritis, bleeding disorders, some drugs, etc.
Food and nutrition for Hematuria
Get yourself enough fluid: One of the best ways to work upon during infection is drinking plenty of water. Consumption of water in moderate amounts helps bacteria to flush down through the urine. Doctors highly recommend water intake not only when you are thirsty, but now and then. On average, 6 to 8 glasses of water are recommended each day to prevent the risk of bacteria amalgamation.
Take more fruits and vegetables: Fresh fruits and vegetables help boost the kidneys’ function and improve immunity, especially fiber and vitamin C rich food. Vegetables like drumsticks, green bananas, and bitter gourd help in faster recovery from blood loss in the urine.
Coconut water: Coconut water and spinach juice act as a natural diuretic for patients, and lower the growth of bacteria in the bladder.
Cut down bladder-irritant foods: During infections in the bladder, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, artificial sweeteners, bicarbonate drinks may further pose a threat for infections to spread in the kidneys. Instead, at that time, focus on healthy foods such as a high-fiber rich diet that can boost digestive power and improve renal sufficiency.
Along with this, also limit down the inclusion of salt and processed foods in your diet. They may be highly reactant to the infection in the kidneys.
Ayurvedic medicines from herbs like uva ursi help to lower infections of the bladder and kidneys. But only be taken for a short period else they may irritate the other parts. Herbal medicines aim to kick off the growth of bacteria and soothe inflammation in the kidneys.
Hematuria begins with urinary tract infection primarily, and the herbs prevent the bacteria from multiplying themselves. Always consult a doctor before taking herbal medication for Hematuria or urinary tract infections as they may cause side effects if they work or interfere with other medications.
Yoga and exercise
Strenuous exercise in the form of aerobic, weight lifting, cardiac may manifest as blood in the urine. If you want to pursue yourself in activities still, walking, swimming, cycling can help.
Yoga asanas for preventing blood in the urine
- Practicing yoga asanas may help to treat infections such as urinary tract or Hematuria. Major ones include:Bhujangasana: The Cobra PoseDhanurasana: The Bow Pose
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana: The Bridge Pose
Lifestyle changes can also help to recover from UTI and slow down its amplification process.
- Wear loose cotton innerwear.
- Try wiping yourself clean from front to back after using the toilet.
- Use only fragrance-free personal hygiene products.
- Quit smoking.
If Hematuria persists after home remedies, take help from our doctors at Karma Ayurveda Hospital.