The benefits and harms of urine therapy – is urine treatment beneficial?
Urine therapy is a method of treatment that came to us from India, but did not receive an official status, therefore it belongs to alternative medicine. Modern scientists and doctors have not been able to give a single answer to the question.
COLADY editors decided to ask doctors about the benefits and harms of urine therapy.
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Urine therapy: the chemical composition of urine
Urine is a waste product of the human body. Its main component is water, and all metabolic products, toxic substances, trace elements and hormones that have already worked out their service life are dissolved in it. Generally speaking, urine contains those substances that, for one reason or another, are no longer needed by the human body.
In the presence of pathological conditions, urine may contain appropriate inclusions. For instance, with diabetes mellitus, sugar can be detected in urine, with kidney pathology – proteins, with hormonal disorders, many macro and microelements are excreted in the urine, with improper nutrition in urine are formed uric acid (oxalates, urates, carbotanes, phosphates, etc.).
Urine treatment – for what diseases is it effective?
Today urine is used as an effective way to cleanse the body, to treat various diseases, for cosmetic purposes. Adherents of this method of treatment give a lot of arguments confirming its effectiveness.
- for instance, there is an opinion that all water in the human body, including urine, has a special structure. Its molecules are ordered in a certain way. In order for water to acquire the desired structure, the human body spends a colossal amount of energy on its transformation. If you drink urine, then the body does not have to convert water, which means that it wears out less, respectively, a person will live much longer.
Urine has a very complex structure. It includes more than 200 different components… Thanks to this, its use allows you to cleanse the body of toxins. It can also successfully replace many drugs and dietary supplements.
Today urine therapy is successfully used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, cardiovascular system, infectious and colds, fungal skin lesions, eye diseases.
The harm of urine therapy: the biggest misconceptions in urine therapy
Fans of urine therapy, under the influence of myths, consider it a natural way to heal. However, this is actually not the case. Now we will tell you about what misconceptions about urine therapy can lead to serious consequences and harm your health.
- Myth 1: Urine therapy is effective in treating all diseases.
Remember, today there is no medicine (neither folk nor pharmacological) that helps to get rid of all diseases. And urine therapy is also not a panacea. It acts like hormonal drugs and can temporarily relieve the suffering of the patient, but no one can predict the consequences of such treatment. To date, the effectiveness of urine therapy has not been scientifically proven. And those cases when a cure does happen is nothing more than a placebo effect.
- Myth 2: urine therapy has no side effects.
The real situation is radically opposite. Urine treatment has many side effects. Scientists claim that the effectiveness of urine treatment is provided by the presence of steroid hormones in it, which have pronounced antibacterial properties. However, you will not find a mention of this in more than one book on urine therapy, since society is very wary of hormonal treatment. In addition, prolonged urine intake, like other hormonal drugs, can lead to the fact that your own hormonal system stops working normally, and then completely turns off. Experts say that this process can become irreversible and a person will become disabled for life.
- Myth 3: Pharmaceuticals are artificial hormones, while urine is natural
In any book on urine therapy, you can find such a statement that the body will not be harmed by the hormones that it produces itself. But in reality this is not at all the case. The amount of hormones in our body is strictly controlled by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, but only as long as it is in the blood. Once they are processed and excreted in urine, they are no longer counted. Therefore, if you drink or rub in urine, then you saturate your body with “unaccounted for” hormones that break all hormonal secretion in the body.
- Myth 4: There are no contraindications for urine therapy.
As mentioned above, urine therapy is harmful to humans. But it is especially dangerous in the presence of sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory diseases of the genitourinary system, diseases of the kidneys, liver and pancreas. The result of such self-medication can be infection of the blood or internal organs. It is also categorically contraindicated for people with problems of the gastrointestinal tract, since urine will contribute to the development of ulcers, colitis and enterocolitis.
- Myth 5: Urine can be used to prevent disease.
Where have you heard of hormonal prophylaxis? And urine therapy also refers to hormonal treatments. The consequences of such prevention will be unpredictable, ranging from stomach ulcers to blood and respiratory tract infections.
Urine therapy – pros and cons: the authoritative opinion of doctors about alternative urine treatment
An unequivocal answer to the question “Is urine therapy effective or not?” It is very difficult to give, since there are active debates on this topic in scientific circles to this day. After talking with doctors, we learned their opinions on this issue:
- Svetlana Nemirova (surgeon, candidate of medical sciences):
For me, the word “urinotherapy” is almost a dirty word. I am bitter to see how people ruin their health, considering this method of treatment a panacea for all diseases. In my practice, there have been cases when, after using urine therapy, a patient was brought to me in an ambulance in a terrible state. It all started with a small speck between the fingers, which was mistaken for a corn. Of course, no one went to the doctor, but began to self-medicate, urinotherapy. As a result of such irresponsibility, he was already brought to us with terrible pain in his leg, tissue necrosis. To save a person’s life, we had to amputate his leg.
- Andrey Kovalev (general practitioner):
All substances that enter the human body, and therefore into the blood, are thoroughly filtered through the kidneys. And then all the excess fluid, along with toxins, as well as excess other substances, is excreted in the urine. Our body worked, spent energy to remove all unnecessary substances, and then the person pee in a jar and drank it. What is the use of this.
- Marina Nesterova (traumatologist):
I will not argue that urine really has excellent antiseptic properties. Therefore, with any cuts, bruises and other injuries of a similar nature, its use can be effective. Urine compresses will help relieve swelling and prevent germs from entering the wound. However, the internal use of urine is out of the question, all the more long-term. You yourself will ruin your health!
Though representatives of traditional medicine, have a negative attitude towards urine therapy, many famous personalities do not hide the fact that they use this method of treatment in practice. For example, the famous actor Nikita Dzhigurda not only does he not hide the fact that he is using this method of treatment, but he openly encouraged others to do the same. Famous TV presenter Andrey Malakhov also speaks positively about urine therapy.
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