Cystitis, inflammation of the bladder and urethra, occurs in women and uncommonly in men. Use these 9 simple ways to stop cystitis misery! Cystitis results from bacteria getting into the bladder and growing there. Ever had that unforgettable burning feeling down below?!
You may be at risk of getting cystitis if these conditions apply to you:
- have urinary tract infection (UTI)
- take certain medicines
- exposure to radiation
- Use catheter for prolonged period
- use irritating hygiene products
You may have cystitis if you have these signs and symptoms
– Pain when urinating, with pain worsening towards the end of you voiding your bladder
– Increasing urgency to pee
– Difficulty peeing and some blood in your urine
– Sudden onset of symptoms, not a long gradual start
If uncomplicated and not due to more serious causes, cystitis will usually clear up fast when you do some of these well-being interventions:
9 Lifestyle Changes You Can Use To Make Life Better With Cystitis
2. Increase your fluid intake by drinking about 5L within every 24-hour period. This will help you urinate more and help to flush bacteria out of your bladder.
3. Try drinking cranberry juice
4. Avoid sex until cystitis clears up
5. Avoid alcohol
6. Always clean your bottom using a front to back motion
7. Avoid “holding on” when you feel the urge to use the toilet. Do it!
8.Try urinating immediately after sex as this may prevent/minimize further attacks of cystitis by flushing out bacteria from the urethra
9. Use a hot water bottle for abdominal pain relief
Other Remedies / Book I Have Found Useful In Cystitis Management:
IC Naturally : A natural approach to the treatment of interstitial cystitis, a book by Diana Brady, BA, M.S. This book would be good for the woman who is interested in natural ways to prevent and manage cystitis.
The Patient’s Self Help Book On Cystitis by Angela Kilmartin offers broad information on urinary infections from the acknowledged world self-help expert. It’s been Five star-rated on all chat/forums/review boards.
The Patient’s Encyclopaedia of Urinary Tract Infection has three sections of tips to prevent and treat cystitis.
Other conditions That May Be Associated With Cystitis
- kidney stones
- enlarged prostate
- spinal injuries
Things To Watch Out For – Consult Your Doctor Or Pharmacist
-Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if these symptoms have lasted for 5 to 7 days
-If there is vaginal discharge involved
-If you are over 70 years or if a child or male
-If you also have pain in loin area
-If you also develop a fever, are diabetic, pregnant or have a weak immune system
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Cecilia Scheyerle, MPharm