Cystitis Causes

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Cystitis or Bladder Infection which is an infection of the Urinary Tract is infamous for the discomfort and pain it is known to cause. That said, if treated promptly, the problem can be easily corrected. Hence, you should not ignore the symptoms, because one thing is for sure, it won’t disappear without proper treatment and it will only get worse. As a side note; UTI are not sexually transmitted, although sexual intercourse is believed contributes to its development.

There are various types of urinary tract infection (UTI); in this article we will be discussing one of the most common types of UTI, which is the Cystitis. This type of infection affects more women than men, with about 20% of all women being subjected to be inflicted with the disease in their life time.

What Is Cystitis?

Cystitis and also referred to as inflammation of the bladder. It develops whenever there is a bacterial infection within the bladder. The bladder along with three other organs make up the urinary tract; the three other organs are; Kidney, the Ureters, and the Urethra.

The main reason why women are more subjected to a Cystitis than men are, is mainly due to the fact that their urethra is much shorter than their male counterpart; Thus making their urethra much closer to the anus. For this very reason about 90% of all bladder infection is caused by bacteria that are closely associated with the rectum.

What Causes Cystitis?

Poor Hygiene: Bacteria like Escherichia coli (E coli) prosper in the area of the anus, if this area in not correctly cleansed, these microorganisms tend to spread and enter the urethra, reproduce and cause an contamination. Menopause: Menopause cause the vulva and vaginal tissues to become thinner, this is due to a drop in the creation of estrogen. This development can also cause Atrophic Vaginitis and Atrophic Urethritis, which make a woman more susceptible to a bladder infection. Sexually Active Women: Women that are sexually active are also more prone to developing (UTI) or bladder infection, especially those that have multiple sexual partners. Interstitial Cystitis: This condition invariable reduces the functionality of the bladder, causing a chronic infection. Tissue damage: This can cause you to be more susceptible to an infection.

Cystitis Symptoms

The bladder gives the impression that it full even though you just urinated. Having a continuous need to urinate, even though you have no urine to emit. You develop a fever and become nauseous. You develop hematuria (blood in the urine) You may have a small fever. A typical symptom of a bladder infection is pain in the pelvic area and lower back pain. You may realize changes in your urine like a difference in your urine color; it may become whitish or cloudy and have an unusual poignant odor.

Cystitis Remedies

Your doctor will require a urine sample to test for any abnormal amount of harmful bacteria, which generally is the cause of an infection. Drink Plenty of Water: Try to drink about four to six glasses of water every day, this will make you urinate frequently, but the benefits are worth the frequent trips to the bathroom. This will help greatly in rinsing your urinary tract, thus removing any harmful bacteria. If you are not already doing this, try drinking lots of water every day, about 6-8 glasses; this will help your body to plus out any harmful bacteria that may cause an infection. Women suffer from a high recurrence of Cystitis; have the option of having their doctors do an ultrasound exam. I am somewhat intrigue with the ultrasound exam, because it able to picture your internal organs by virtue of reverberated patterns of sound waves that bounced back from your internal organs.

Cystitis Prevention

Proper Hygiene: Keep the genital area clean every day; this will greatly reduce the chance of introducing harmful bacteria to the urethra. Urinate Before and After Sex: This can reduce your chance of an infection, by removing harmful bacteria that are dwelling in the region of your anus and vagina. Proper wiping after a bowel movement or urinating makes a big difference; that is wipe front to back.

About the Author

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Barry Joiles is a Cad Technician by profession. He’s also a jack of all trades and master of few. One of his motto is: “There is more happiness in given, than there is in receiving.”

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