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Dr. Ravichandran P

Nephrologist, Chennai

Dr. Ravichandran P Nephrologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravichandran P is a trusted Nephrologist in Cantonment, Chennai. You can visit him at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravichandran P on Lybrate.com.

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) - How You Can Manage it With Home Remedies?

DGO, MAOGD, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys are on the most common infections in women. These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics and the use of spermicides. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract to the urinary tract.

Fortunately, there are a few methods of natural treatment and prevention that are drug free and prescription free and more than are effective as well. Go Natural!

Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Indian Gooseberry is rich in vitamin C which in turn inhibits the growth of bacteria

  • Take a cup of water.
  • Add one teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) powder and one teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Boil the solution until half the water evaporates.
  • Drink the residue three times a day for three to five days.

You can also eat more fruits like lemons, oranges, bananas, guava, kiwi, melon, raspberries, tomatoes, and papaya that contain a good amount of Vitamin C.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of enzymes, potassium and other useful minerals that can prevent the bacteria that cause UTIs from multiplying or growing. Those suffering from UTIs can use apple cider vinegar as 

  • Natural antibiotic to treat the infection.
  • Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. You can also add lemon juice and sweeten with honey. Mix it well.
  • Drink this two times a day for a few days

Baking Soda
Baking soda will raise the acid-base balance of acidic urine and give you relief from the pain. Neutralizing the acidity in the urine also will help speed up recovery. Simply add one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink it once or twice a day.

Blueberries
Blueberries have bacteria-inhibiting properties that can help in the treatment of UTIs. The antioxidants present in blueberries are good for the immune system, and they prevent growth of bacteria that causes UTIs.

  • You can add some fresh blueberries to your favorite cereal and have it for breakfast.
  • You can also make fresh blueberry juice and have it daily, in the morning and at night for quick results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) - How You Can Manage it With Home Remedies?
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She is having headache specially during night time and lower abdomen pain and also sometimes having pain on liver side with burning sensation in urine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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She is having headache specially during night time and lower abdomen pain and also sometimes having pain on liver sid...
Give her godanti tab. 2+2 with honey. Giloy ghan vati. 2+2+2. Trifala tabs 2+2+2. Shulvajrani vati. After meals. 2+2. Chandraprabha vati.
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I am 28 year old and last 5 & 6 years I am suffering from kidney stone. Please advise.

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist
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I am 28 year old and last 5 & 6 years I am suffering from kidney stone. Please advise.
Be on follow up. Increase daily water intake to 3-3.5litres. Stop consuming alcohol, tobacco, paan-masala.

My father is suffering from frequent urination problem and he is not able to control the urine when it comes. His age is 74. What could be the problem and how to solve this problem?

MBBS
General Physician
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My father is suffering from frequent urination problem and he is not able to control the urine when it comes. His age...
He may be having enlargement of prostate. Do USG prostate and PSA test. Comnsult urologist for advice and treatment
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My wife is suffering from chronic kidney disease since 2 years and creatinine is 7.2 any possibility can it be reduced by homeopathic medicine?

MBBS
General Physician
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Hi! Creatinine is 7.2 already I recommend you for transplantation of kidney. Because now you try for homeo if she cannot improve it is a risk and dialysis has short time benefit ultimately even after 2 years also she will end up in waiting for a transplantation and at that Nick of a movement if you can't get a dinar kidney that would be a disaster So please b prepared for it If you are confused please go for a second opinion And reason behind her kidney failure is not mentioned In some cases it may worsen fast So please think and decide. Thank you.
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Yesterday there was urges to urinate frequently and being conscious I did my urine RE test. The result shows pH value acidic and the most unfortunate is " RBC occasionally" . I'm really worried about what "occasionally" means? Is it normal .what should I do next? Please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Yesterday there was urges to urinate frequently and being conscious I did my urine RE test. The result shows pH value...
Hello, There is no need to worry about as RBC are occasion which is not much significant as such. So, relax!
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I am suffering from polycystic kidneys and liver cysts. please give me the full diet.

MBBS
General Physician
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Please Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid outside food totally Avoid processed food totally Avoid non veg food Take Homemade fresh food containing less spices and oil Take salads and fruits regularly Maintain fitness by regular exercises, pranayam and yoga

My father is suffering from polycystic kidneys and multiple liver cysts (largest 6.29 cm*6.11 cm in liver. Will they damage the kidney and liver function in future?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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My father is suffering from polycystic kidneys and multiple liver cysts (largest 6.29 cm*6.11 cm in liver. Will they ...
Hi yes these may damage the organs in the long run so better you take its medicine course-3-5 months to resolve or rreduce it packages are available.

Did You Know - Constipation Can Also be a Sign of Urinary Incontinence

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist
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Urinary Incontinence is the sudden urine loss that occurs involuntarily in women. Some of the factors which cause urinary incontinence are pregnancy, menopause (know more why Women Are More Vulnerable to Heart Diseases Post Menopause) and childbirth. It should be noted that urinary incontinence by itself is not a disease, but is a symptom of other underlying disorders such as diabetes, infections and other conditions.

Causes of temporary cases of urinary incontinence include:
1. Constipation (learn more that Work for Constipation Relief)
2. Urinary tract infections
3. Excess consumption of alcohol and caffeine
4. Consuming carbonated drinks
5. Use of artificial sweeteners
6. High doses of vitamin B and vitamin C
7. Being on sedatives, muscle relaxants, blood pressure and heart medications
8. Eatables which are too spicy, acidic or sugary

However, persistence of incontinence might be due to a more serious condition. Some of the causes are stated below:

  1. Age: The bladder muscles tend to weaken with age. This affects the bladder’s urine holding capacity.
  2. Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and increase in weight during pregnancy can cause incontinence.
  3. Menopause: Oestrogen is responsible for the healthy maintenance of the lining of the urethra and bladder. The onset of menopause causes the oestrogen hormone levels to drop. The gradual damage of the bladder tissues causes incontinence.
  4. Childbirth: The bladder control muscles are weakened during normal vaginal delivery, thus leading to incontinence.
  5. Obstruction: Occurrence of tumours in the urinary tract can block the normal flow of urine which can cause incontinence.
  6. Hysterectomy: The same ligaments and muscles support both the bladder as well as the urethra. With removal of the uterus by hysterectomy, the pelvic floor muscles are deteriorated. This leads to urinary incontinence.
  7. Neurological disorders: Conditions such as multiple sclerosis (autoimmune disorder in which the immune system destroys the protective sheath of the nerves), Parkinson’s disease (disorder affecting motor functioning of the body), brain tumours, spinal injury or strokes are capable of causing incontinence.


Different forms of urinary incontinence are classified on the basis of their symptoms:

  1. Urge incontinence: Urge or urgency incontinence occurs when there is a leak before the person reaches the toilet.
  2. Stress incontinence: Small amounts of urine leak out during normal physical movements such as sneezing, coughing and exercising. This happens because of the minimum stress exerted on the body, and hence, the name.
  3. Functional incontinence: Sudden leakage of urine occurs due to external deterrents or physical disabilities such as not being able to find a toilet.
  4. Overactive Bladder: This is characterized by frequent and urgent urination.
  5. Overflow incontinence: A full bladder, at times, leads to unexpected leakage.
  6. Transient incontinence: If urine leakage occurs due to temporary situations such as infections, or new medications.
Did You Know - Constipation Can Also be a Sign of Urinary Incontinence
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I am having little burning sensation while peeing, as the pee stop the pain stops. And I feel sensation inside the tip of my penis.

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General Physician
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I am having little burning sensation while peeing, as the pee stop the pain stops. And I feel sensation inside the ti...
It could be because of concentrated urine due to inadequate intake of water intake. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily.
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I am 28 years old and I have a stone in my left kidney but I don't want to do any type of surgery, should I can be cure by medicine, please give me a solution and also the name of the medicine.

BAMS
Ayurveda
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I am 28 years old and I have a stone in my left kidney but I don't want to do any type of surgery, should I can be cu...
You should follow these very important and simple things to prevent stone formation & to get sure treatment of kidney stones: 1. First take a lot of fluid daily. The more you drink water and fluid, the less amount of deposit accumulate in kidney. So you have to make your kidneys healthy just only by drinking 2-3 liters (10-12 glasses) of water. 2. Stones are mainly formed of calcium and oxalate. So take very low quantity of milk, cheese, cream and dairy products. 3. Do not take strawberry, plum, spinach and tomatoes. These fruits and vegetables are rich in oxalate. So avoid them to prevent from kidney stones. 3. Stop taking supplementary vitamin d and calcium medication. 4. Avoid animal protein diet- eggs, red meat, fish in diet. 5. Take less amount of salt, pickle and western foods. They have high amount of sodium. So avoid it. 6. Urinary infection are also one of the cause of stone. So take proper antibiotic treatment of urinary infection on time. Even when you feelburning sensation or pain during urination, don't avoid it. Take medication as soon as possible. I hope you follow them in your life andstay healthy. 7. You can take gokshur tablets of himalaya for 3 months. It definitely get relief from kidney stones.

I am having irritation after urine. Feeling like high temper. Please tell me what is this.

MBBS
General Physician
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I am having irritation after urine. Feeling like high temper. Please tell me what is this.
It is because of acidic urine due to inadequate water intake. Take plenty of water 3-4 litres daily. If no relief consult doctor
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How many times should a normal person urinate if he drinks at least 3litres of water daily?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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How many times should a normal person urinate if he drinks at least 3litres of water daily?
Dear vinayam there is no ideal measurement why because there r many factors involved to empty our bladder. in a healthy person he may urinate 6-7 times. but in children and elderly the frequency will be more. the food we eat, medicines like diuretics will increase urine out put, in uncontrolled diabetes it's more
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Hi doctor. I am 34 year old & suffering from urine infection please suggest what should I do.

MBBS
Urologist
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Hi doctor. I am 34 year old & suffering from urine infection please suggest what should I do.
My friend. First of all drink plenty of water and fruit juice to clear away as much bacteria as ppssible from your tract. Secondly depending severity of your symptoms you might need medications. Please consult me privately so that we can discuss your symptoms for better assessment and prescribe you medicines accordingly.

I am having a stones in kidney from last 2 months. What is the solution to cure my problem?

BAMS
Ayurveda
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I am having a stones in kidney from last 2 months. What is the solution to cure my problem?
You should follow these very important and simple things to prevent stone formation & to get sure treatment of kidney stones: 1. First take a lot of fluid daily. The more you drink water and fluid, the less amount of deposit accumulate in kidney. So you have to make your kidneys healthy just only by drinking 2-3 liters (10-12 glasses) of water. 2. Stones are mainly formed of calcium and oxalate. So take very low quantity of milk, cheese, cream and dairy products. 3. Do not take strawberry, plum, spinach and tomatoes. These fruits and vegetables are rich in oxalate. So avoid them to prevent from kidney stones. 3. Stop taking supplementary vitamin d and calcium medication. 4. Avoid animal protein diet- eggs, red meat, fish in diet. 5. Take less amount of salt, pickle and western foods. They have high amount of sodium. So avoid it. 6. Urinary infection are also one of the cause of stone. So take proper antibiotic treatment of urinary infection on time. Even when you feelburning sensation or pain during urination, don't avoid it. Take medication as soon as possible. I hope you follow them in your life andstay healthy. 7. You can take gokshur tablets of himalaya for 3 months. It definitely get relief from kidney stones.
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Hi I am having two 3 mm stone in my left kidney. My age is 36 no other problem I am having. Kindly suggest what medicine I start. Recently I am using himalaya se stone tablets from last three days after identify stone.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Hi I am having two 3 mm stone in my left kidney. My age is 36 no other problem I am having. Kindly suggest what medic...
3mm kiddney stone is not so much enlarge it can be removed through ayurvedic medicine, plan for ayurvedic treatment

I'm suffering from kidney stone. I want to know what to eat & what not too in kidney stone.

DNB, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist
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I'm suffering from kidney stone. I want to know what to eat & what not too in kidney stone.
Plenty of oral liquids predominantly water goes a long way in preventing stone formation. Water intake on an average should be about 2 to 2.5 liters a day, distributed uniformly throughout the day. One should take a balanced diet avoiding excess of any food elements and try not skipping or avoiding any food. Fluid intake - adequate quantity, distributed uniformly throughout the day aim - to keep urine output at least 1.5 litres per day. Type - predominantly water, followed by barley water or yoghurt. - freshly squeezed oranges or lemons, juices made from the same, green tea and wine. - completely avoid soft drinks / aerated drinks. - avoid other fruit juices; instead eat fruits. Adequate consumption of fruit and vegetable. Avoid excess of or skipping of any dietary element. Adequately treat any urinary infection.
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My husband is suffering from kidney problem. His creatinine is 8.88 and urea is 100 what should we do now?

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General Physician
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My husband is suffering from kidney problem. His creatinine is 8.88 and urea is 100 what should we do now?
Please Continue his current medicine Give him Punarnavasav 20 ml twice daily with water Gokharu kadha 20 ml twice daily with water Check creatinine and blood urea after 3 wks.
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