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Why Do I Have Cystitis?

The word ‘cystitis’ means inflammation of the bladder. Unfortunately, about 25% of women suffer from this disease. Men are more ‘lucky’, since their incidence rate is 0.5%. Why does cystitis occur and can it be managed?

 

How does cystitis occur?

Often, cystitis is observed in women, which can be easily explained: the infection gets into the bladder much faster and easier, because the urethra is wide and short.

Where does the infection come from? It can get into the bladder, if a woman’s body has:

  • Thrush,
  • Intestinal bacterium (Escherichia coli),
  • Ureaplasma,
  • Staphylococcus,
  • Chlamydia.

In addition, a number of factors facilitates the appearance of cystitis, such as:

  • Sedentary work,
  • Regular constipations,
  • Change of an intimate partner,
  • Rare urinations,
  • Tight clothes (especially, this includes underwear),
  • Compromised immunity,
  • Abuse of spicy or fried foods,
  • Diabetes mellitus,
  • Menopause.

Symptoms of the bladder inflammation

Cystitis, or rather, its aggravation has the following symptoms:

  • Frequent urinations (every 20 minutes),
  • Feeling of difficulty before urinating,
  • Acute painful sensations in the bladder,
  • Blood in urine,
  • Cloudy urine,
  • High temperature,
  • Vomiting and nausea.

In case of chronic cystitis, the symptoms are the same, but not so pronounced. If this form of cystitis is not treated, it can progress into the interstitial one and lead to a bladder ulcer.

 

What shall we do?

If you find at least a few of the above symptoms of cystitis, do not try to treat it yourself, and much less do not ignore it. To prevent unpleasant consequences, try to contact a gynaecologist/urologist promptly.

Only a doctor can determine for sure if you have cystitis. Sometimes its symptoms are similar to those of bladder tuberculosis, kidney tuberculosis, etc. Diagnostics of cystitis involves medical analysis and cystoscopy.

If a bladder infection is the cause of the disease, it is necessary to carry out treatment of genital tract in addition to cystitis treatment.

If the disease manifests itself due to compromised immunity, it is necessary to improve general state of health (physiotherapy, taking a course of vitamins).

In addition, the disease treatment usually involves the use of the following:

  • Antibacterial agents (only after consulting a doctor),
  • Antispasmodic drugs that quickly relieve pain syndrome starting to act a few minutes after taking,
  • Herbal medicinal drugs,
  • Herbal decoctions.

During treatment, it is important for women to drink as much fluid as possible, as it is necessary to accelerate the removal of toxins from the body. It is also necessary to keep the milk and vegetable diet.

Treatment of interstitial inflammation is the most troublesome. This disease treatment sometimes lasts for life and is performed with the help of medications, laser treatment, magnetotherapy and other methods.


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