Magazine 11 May 2024

Why there is (really) no immediate cure for cystitis

My dear friend,

If you suffer from cystitis, you will likely want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

You need to know, however, that unfortunately all that glitters is not gold, and anyone who tells you that cystitis can be cured in four and four eights is not thinking very clearly. πŸ˜…

By this, I am not saying that there is no solution; on the contrary, it is possible to get rid of cystitis by a natural method and, with a few tricks, discourage its recurrence in the long term.

Are you curious? Let’s tackle this issue together! πŸ’ͺ🏼

Cure cystitis in a short time? I’ll explain why it can’t work

Cure for cystitis: antibiotics or natural remedies?

There are a number of ways to treat cystitis, but there are two most traveled paths: antibiotics and D-mannose.

Therefore, if you suspect that you are suffering from this obnoxious infection, you should visit your primary care physician immediately and request urine culture (or as a temporary alternative, you can opt for urine sticks).

Having ascertained the source of your problems, your doctor may prescribe medication: in this case, you will have to take it throughout the treatment period and be super strict.

But there is an alternative, and it is D-mannose.

Simply put, it is a monosaccharide with special beneficial properties that eliminates the most common bacteria that cause cystitis, such as E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, and many others.

And how does he do it? Simple: when you go to pee, you will naturally expel them – don’t worry, it’s not painful at all! 😌

Coming to this point, you might ask yourself: so what is the best choice?

According to some studies, medications do not guarantee a cure for cystitis in the long term, especially if it is recurrent.

Keep in mind that antibiotics kill the bacteria, solving your cystitis problem immediately, but they make subsequent treatment more difficult, because the bacteria may become stronger and more resistant over time! 🦠

D-mannose, on the other hand, eliminates bacteria but respects vaginal flora and does not weaken your natural defenses.

Should you have further concerns and want to know more, remember that I am always here to help you. πŸ₯°

Read also: Cystitis and leg pain? When to worry and when not to worry

How to prevent cystitis (and make sure it never torments you again)

Cures and treatments aside (you can find our cystitis prevention kit here), there are some small steps you might consider to discourage the proliferation of bacteria and the dreaded return of this infection!

Let’s see what they are.

First, take care of yourself by frequently changing your under wear-preferably cotton underwear-and using gentle intimate cleansers.

As you might imagine, intimate hygiene is crucial and cannot be neglected in any way.

Remember to drink plenty of water (at least two liters a dayπŸ’§) so that:

πŸ‘‰πŸ» keep your bladder clean;
πŸ‘‰πŸ» discourage the proliferation of bacteria.

And while we’re on the subject of nutrition, it’s best to avoid overly fatty foods such as sausages, along with sugars and fizzy drinks: a healthy, balanced diet is the best solution-not just for cystitis!

Last but not least, try not to hold your pee for too long!

In this regard, I would like to pause for a second.

I will never tire of repeating it, so I will say it here: we women are more likely to develop infections such as cystitis than men, mainly for anatomical reasons.

You should know, in fact, that our urethra (the little tube from which we pee) is much shorter: we are talking about 4-5 centimeters for women versus 16-17 centimeters for men!

And since cystitis is often caused by the presence of intestinal bacteria within our urinary tract, it seems appropriate to remind you to be careful how you use toilet paper. 🧻

To prevent these obnoxious microorganisms from taking a walk where they shouldn’t, remember to always clean yourself in a motion from the vagina to the anus, not the other way around.

Cystitis alarm: what to do?

If you suspect you have cystitis, you have several options to choose from.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈ Contact your gynecologist for a consultation.
πŸ§ͺ Perform targeted testing so as to rule out other diseases.
πŸ—£ Tell us your story: remember that you are not alone and we Dimann Girls are always here to listen!
❓ Find out which products are right by answering the questions we designed for you in our ‘Find Your Path‘ test.

For more details, you can find a complete guide on how to fight your cystitis here. πŸ’ͺ🏼

I hug you,

Lorenza

Read also:Β Evening cystitis: why it happens and how to distinguish it from urethritis

In this article we talked about…

  • There is no immediate cure for cystitis because many medicines do not guarantee good effects in the long term, giving the bacteria a way to ‘fortify’ themselves and become immune to the treatment.
  • D-mannose has proven to be a good ally for both defeating cystitis and for prevention because of its powerful beneficial properties.
  • A balanced diet, good intimate hygiene and drinking plenty of water can help you discourage bacterial growth.
  • If you need help, you know where to find us, we will be glad to help you. πŸ₯°

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