(Last Updated on : 22/06/2011)
The uterus, or the womb, is the most sensitive organ in a woman. Amongst the various kinds of disorders that occur here, the inflammation of the uterus, which can either be sensitive or chronic, is most common. Endometritis occurs when the inflammation affects the delicate inner lining membrane within the uterus and is confined to the lining membrane of the cervix or the lining membrane of the entire organ may be affected, also called the catarrh of the uterus, whereas, Metritis occurs when it affects the muscular coat and substance of the uterus.
Causes of Inflammation of Uterus
Inflammation of the uterus occasionally occurs because of medicines that stimulate menstruation. It may occur due to exposure to cold during menstrual flow, use of strong purgatives, the irritants used in abortion, extreme sexual indulgence and the insertion of preventives and instruments. Physical activities and sports like riding horses, cycling, and dancing may also result in inflammation of the uterus amongst feeble women. This may also occur due to displacement of the uterus.
Symptoms of Inflammation of Uterus
The symptoms of inflammation of the uterus are variable according to its type. Acute Endometritis is a type of this ailment where the symptoms are slight fever, loss of appetite, headache
, general debility, itching propensity in the vagina, acute pain in the back and lower portion of the abdomen and pelvis. Fever
, nausea, rapid pulse, inconsistent breathing, pain and discharge are the indications of acute metritis. Even though it is rare, but it can occur after detention of uterus inflammation.
Chronic Endometritis is also a form of inflammation of the uterus. The symptoms are similar to acute Endometritis. The main problematic symptom is the release of a clear or yellow and opaque substance. This results in infertility. Among women, chronic metritis is one of the most common diseases and can occur for various reasons. Menstrual disorder
, abundant leucorrhoea
, lack of energy, pain in back, weakness in limbs, and inclination to abortion are few of the symptoms.
Treatment of Inflammation of Uterus
Treatment of the inflammation of the Uterus by nature cure is always recommended to avoid any causes. No real cure is possible unless the system as a whole is treated. The blood has to be purified, the nerves strengthened and the waste deposits accumulated in the system eliminated before the trouble can be completely overcome.
Water Treatments can also treat inflammation of the uterus. The treatment with a hot leg bath could help if the inflammation is caused by exposure to cold during menstruation. After three days the process may be replaced by a hot hipbath. Mixing hot and cold water in the bath may prove advantageous in case of pain. Every two minutes the water need to be changed from hot to cold and the process should be repeated at least thrice. If the disease produces constipation, the patient should take an enema once daily with warm water. In case of pain, hot and cold hipbaths will be beneficial. The water should be changed from hot to cold, every two minutes and this should be repeated thrice. If the disease produces constipation, the patient should take an enema once daily with warm water as can be comfortably borne by the patient. It is also advisable to apply alternate compress on the abdomen just before employing enema.
Alteration in diet can also treat inflammation of the uterus. The diet should aim at increasing general vigour when in the chronic state. Changing the diet to fruit juices like orange, apples, grapes, pears, pineapple, peaches, melon and even cucumber and carrot juices could also prove helpful. A proportionate diet of vegetables and fruits, seeds, nuts and grains may also be followed. In addition to this, yogurt, milk
, honey and buttermilk may also be used as supplements. According to the condition of the disease, this diet pattern may further be continued at gaps of a month or two. Food products made of white flour, sugar and sweet confectioneries, refined cereals, meat, fried and oily foods, preserved foods and sauces should be avoided.
and physical exercises can also cure uterus inflammation gradually. Other than moderate exercises in order to improve general fitness, various yoga postures or Asanas like Bhujangasana
are also known to be helpful in the treatment of inflammation of the uterus. Treatment of the Inflammation of the Uterus by Magnetic Therapy
is practiced by applying the North Pole at about 10 cm below the navel and another north pole just opposite at the back for 20 minutes once daily. Mixed magnetised water should be taken thrice daily.