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Cystitis is Common and Curable

by Amanda Chou about a month ago in health
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Cystitis is as Common as A Cold

Cystitis is Common and Curable
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Cystitis is a common disease. Some data show that the incidence rate of this disease is second only to the common cold, especially female patients.

Do you keep going to the bathroom and suffer from tingling feeling when urinating, lower abdominal pain and the transparent urine becomes turbid? Then you are likely to suffer from cystitis.

When the patient's urine is sent to the laboratory, the laboratory technician can find white blood cells, red blood cells, and many bacteria in the urine under the microscope. The bacteria mainly are Escherichia coli and other common bacteria in the human body. The doctor will kill the bacteria in the bladder through antibiotics according to the patient's condition.

Cystitis is easy to treat, and the average patient will recover soon. But don't think things can end here. Its recurrence rate is still relatively high. Some symptoms may reappear and need repeated treatment. Although it is not a severe illness, people will feel pain and worry about its next attack every time they get sick.

Few women have ever never experienced cystitis. Although men also get cystitis, the incidence rate of women is 25 times that of men. Once suffering from cystitis, there is a 15% chance of recurrence. Doctors generally define recurrence as more than two times in half a year or more than three times in a year.

Similar to the situation that a cold will turn into pneumonia if it lasts too long, cystitis will develop hematuria, chills, and high fever above 39 ℃. At this time, the bacteria have invaded the kidney upward along the ureter on both sides of the patient, which may damage the renal function and cause pyelonephritis, which is severe and even life-threatening. Therefore, once suffering from cystitis, people must not take it lightly.

Drugs mainly treat cystitis. Patients need to choose appropriate drug treatment according to their condition. Antibiotics can treat acute cystitis faster than herbal medicine. Fungal infection is mostly antibacterial, and viral infection should be treated with antiviral drugs.

Herbal medicine takes effect slowly and has a noticeable impact on the treatment of chronic cystitis. For example, Houttuynia cordata, medlar, Sophora flavescens, and other herbs in Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill have specific bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects. And people can take it continuously until the cause is eliminated and cure cystitis completely.

How to prevent cystitis?

The way you take care of your body has an essential impact on preventing bladder infection. The following are some things that experts should do to prevent cystitis.

Drink plenty of water to flush bacteria out of the bladder. The critical point of cystitis prevention and treatment is to absorb a large amount of water, increase the amount of urination, and keep the bladder in the state of flushing. In this way, the bacteria entering the bladder will be discharged out of the body with the urine, and there is no chance of reproduction.

Usually, in addition to taking about 800 ml of water in the diet of three meals a day, it is best to take about 1500 ml of water. When you get up, your body is relatively short of water, so you should supplement 400 ~ 500 ml of water. Of course, drinking so much water in one breath may lead to diarrhea for people with weak gastrointestinal function, so you should drink it slowly and finish it in about 5 minutes.

Urinate thoroughly. When you think you've finished urinating, bend over and push the bladder forward, and then get up. You can usually do some exercises, such as sitting down and repeating this action.

Form the good habit of going to the toilet regularly. Although holding urine can easily lead to bladder muscle weakness, too much going to the bathroom destroys your original urination habit. As a result, you want to urinate without storing urine, which will make the wrinkled part of the bladder unable to be thoroughly washed.

Moreover, the bladder is a muscular bag with telescopic function. Once the habit of going to the toilet is formed, the bladder will become smaller and lose the function of storing more urine over time. Therefore, the scientific approach is to develop the habit of going to the toilet regularly.

Generally, if you drink a lot of water, you can urinate once in about 1 hour. If the water inflow is small, it is more appropriate to urinate once in 2 or 3 hours.

After defecation, wipe it from front to back to avoid bacterial infection at the urethral orifice. When you need to clean yourself outside, you should also bring a personal towel for standby.

Wear cotton underwear and avoid clothes that are too tight. Cotton underwear helps to keep the reproductive organs dry. On the contrary, wearing tight clothes, such as tight jeans, thongs, and other clothes will pocket the moisture and is not easy to distribute.

Replace sanitary napkins and tampons diligently. It is a measure to maintain basic hygiene and prevent infection during menstruation. Don't take a bubble bath or shower with coarse soap. They will stimulate the urethra and make people vulnerable to infection.


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Amanda Chou

Looking to restore your life troubled by prostatitis, epididymitis, seminal vesiculitis and other male reproductive system diseases? Here are the resource to help you in this endeavor.

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