Magazine 11 May 2024

Cystitis: how long does it last and how best to deal with it

Dear friend,

If you have already had the ‘honor’ of dealing with cystitis, chances are you are asking yourself some questions about its duration and, more importantly, the best method of getting rid of it.

That is why today we are going to address this topic together.

Remember, you are not alone.❤️

How long does cystitis last? The answer is, “it depends.”

Let’s cut to the chase: how long can cystitis last?

Whether we like it or not, cystitis is one of the most common urinary tract infections among us women, caused in 70-80% of cases by the bacterium Escherichia coli.

To make matters worse, more than half of all women will suffer an episode of cystitis in their lifetime, and within this group, about 25 percent will suffer a new episode in the next six months.

In short, cheerfulness! 🥲

Yes, but how long does it last?

If you’re hoping for me to tell you that it’s a matter of a few days, unfortunately I have bad news: the duration of these episodes It depends on each individual case and the amount of time you take before you go to your primary care physician, so that the most appropriate treatment can be determined as soon as possible.

In addition, discontinuation of treatment before the stipulated time or resistance of bacteria to antibiotics can lead to the reappearance of symptoms in about two weeks.

Such infections are called relapses – ouch! – occurring because bacteria are not completely eliminated from the body.

In this case, I recommend diagnostic tests such as a urinoculture and an antibiogram to determine the most appropriate treatment (but we’ll get to that in a moment 😉).

Read also: What to take for cystitis: have you tried treating it with D-mannose?

Cystitis don’t be afraid: these symptoms and causes will help you recognize it immediately

Characteristic symptoms of cystitis include, among others:

  • Pressure in the lower part of the pelvis due to inflammation of the bladder;
  • Pain or burning during urination;
  • Frequent urge to pee;
  • Drop-and-drop urination;
  • Feeling of not really emptying the bladder.

However, there are also other somewhat less common symptoms that you should still know about in order to be prepared on all fronts and become a fifth dan black belt in cystitis.

So, are you taking notes? Great! ❤️

Well, now let’s turn to the causes of cystitis.

As you probably already know, cystitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection, although sometimes it occurs when the bladder is irritated or damaged for other reasons.

But let’s proceed in order.

At the beginning of this article I anticipated that in most cases cystitis is caused by a bacterium, E. coli. Basically, this cute friend lives quietly inside our intestines, but if it decides to move in and go live in the bladder via the urethra it multiplies, causing infection. 🥶

This is a more common problem for us women than men, and the reason is simple: our urethra is much closer to the anus, which increases the possibility of intestinal bacteria entering.

But as I anticipated, there are also other types of cystitis, which can be caused by:

  • sexual intercourse (in this case we are talking about post-coital cystitis);
  • The wiping of the butt after going to the bathroom from back to front;
  • The insertion of a tampon or urinary catheter (a thin tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder);
  • Irritating foods or drinks(one of the causes of abacterial cystitis);
  • some chemicals, such as those in scented soap or bubble bath;
  • The use of clothing with aggressive fabric.

That’s why, before figuring out how to treat cystitis, it is very important to follow some prevention tips involving intimate hygiene, nutrition and habits during one’s intimacy.

If you want to go deeper, I ‘ll leave you this guide I wrote especially for you! 🥰

How to fight cystitis (without resorting to antibiotics)

Probably some friends have recommended this or that medication, because that is how they got rid of cystitis.

But do you know what the problem is?

Often the bacteria are smarter because they are able to ‘fortify themselves and resist the drug’ during subsequent inflammation (because yes, cystitis returns).

In addition, antibiotics not only kill pathogenic bacteria, but also kill some of the good ones, causing an imbalance of intestinal and vaginal flora.

Many girls took our advice and decided to try D-mannose, a plant monosaccharide extracted from birch that allows them to expel bacteria and prevent future infections.

Would you like to know more?

Take the ‘Find Your Path‘ test or, if you prefer, you can write to me and tell me your story. I would be very happy to help you. 🥰

I hug you from here,
Lorenza

Read also: Cystitis in men: what are the main symptoms and what to do to treat it if you find out you have it

Today we talked about.

  • The duration of cystitis depends largely on how long you wait before you go to your medical professional and treat it.
  • With the right treatments, you can effectively treat the infection and prevent future ones from occurring.
  • Knowing the causes and symptoms of cystitis can help you with both treatment and prevention.
  • It is possible to resolve the inflammation even without antibiotics, and D-mannose may be the solution for you.

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