Do you have a regular bout of cystitis and don't know what to do about it?
Here is everything you need to know about this inflammation.
Granted, there's nothing more unpleasant than cystitis. This inflammation manifests itself in women as a burning sensation during urination. This inflammation of the bladder, often caused by bacteria, has many symptoms.
The symptoms of cystitis :
Among the symptoms most present during a cystitis, one finds:
- A burning sensation when urinating
- A constant need to urinate
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Cloudy, foul-smelling urine
- Blood in the urine
The danger with cystitis is that the inflammation affects the bladder and then the kidneys, leading to medical complications.
What causes cystitis?
There can be many causes of this inflammation. In general, the main reason for recurrent cystitis is anatomy. Indeed, cystitis is more common in women because of the size of their urethra and its proximity to the vagina and anus, as indicated by the Qare website. The reason? Bacteria near the anus are more likely to grow into the bladder and cause cystitis.
However, there are other causes of cystitis:
- Sexual activity
- Lack of hydration
- Holding back urine
- Wearing wet underwear or linens
- A malformation of the urinary tree
- Not urinating after each sexual act
- Not wiping from front to back after urinating
- Not using effective intimate hygiene
- Do not change underwear every day (cotton is best)
What to do about cystitis?
Rest assured, most women are affected by cystitis. The first thing to do is to consult a specialist. He or she will be able to help you in the best possible way. Depending on the state of the inflammation, he or she may or may not prescribe an antibiotic treatment. Urine tests may be requested. At the same time, it is important to drink plenty of water and not to wait until you feel the urge to urinate.
Unfortunately, the subject of cystitis is still taboo among women. Yet this normal and common inflammation can make life difficult for women.