Magazine 13 May 2024

How to fight recurrent cystitis: finally a natural remedy that works!

My dearest friend,

Although it is difficult to get rid of recurrent cystitis, it is possible to act on several levels. So if you also suffer from this problem, know that you are not alone and that together we can deal with it. 💪🏼

But before we talk about solutions, let’s understand what is meant by recurrent cystitis, why it happens and, finally, how to remedy it once and for all.

Let’s get started! 🌸

How to remedy recurrent cystitis? Nature offers us the solution!

First, what is meant by recurrent cystitis?

Recurrent cystitis is when more than three or four attacks occur per year.

There is no absolute solution to this problem, and it would be pretentious to claim that we can eliminate it. But at least these infections can be improved, alleviated and sometimes even eradicated.

The origin of recurrent cystitis is not fully elucidated and involves poorly understood immune phenomena. It is important to remember, before we look at how to prevent it, that a minimal urological examination is necessary to confirm the diagnosis and discard any other condition that may resemble it.

As I anticipated in the introduction of this article, several levels of intervention are possible: hygiene and dietary norms, antibiotics, and other nonantibiotic treatments.

But let’s go in order.

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Hygiene and dietary rules to ward off recurrent cystitis

The first rule is very simple and can be summed up in one sentence: drink a lot to urinate a lot.

In fact, the volume of urine, which allows regular flushing of the bladder and urethra, is important. The minimum diuresis is 1.5 liters per day. Therefore, at least an equivalent fluid intake is needed.

The second rule is to empty the bladder when it is full, that is, every three to four hours.

It is understood, bladder capacity varies from person to person, but on average it is 300 ml (slightly higher for women). Holding back and urinating too infrequently is harmful because it promotes the multiplication of germs in the urine and can distend the bladder.

But there is more.

Cystitis often coincides with constipation, although there is no scientific evidence of causation. But having a regular bowel movement and avoiding constipation seems to be common sense (regardless of the presence of an infection).

In addition, it is essential to take care of your intimate hygiene: prefer to use mild detergents and take care to wash your private parts after every sexual intercourse. In fact, post-coital cystitis is very common and should not be underestimated.

And since we are talking about hygiene, wiping after every bowel movement from forward to backward and not backward is essential: this prevents contamination of the vagina and urethra by intestinal germs.

And finally, cystitis prevention and treatment rules also include nutrition.

As you might imagine, you need to avoid foods that are too fatty and sugary, as well as alcoholic beverages (you’ll find everything you need to know about diet for cystitis in this guide).

How to treat cystitis? Antibiotics vs D-mannose

If you have suffered from cystitis in the past, you will know that the most trusted solution to beat the infection is the sacrosanct antibiotic.

However, it is often not the solution.

In fact, antibiotics act directly on the infection by killing the bad bacteria, but also by killing most of the good bacteria, affecting the bacterial flora. But there’s more: bacteria are often able to develop resistance, making subsequent treatment more difficult.

All the more so if you have chronic cystitis: antibiotics are likely to become progressively less effective.

So how to do it?

More and more women are experiencing the benefits of D-mannose, an alternative therapy to prevent and treat cystitis.

But how does it work?

D-mannose is a simple sugar that acts directly on bacteria that proliferate in the bladder. More specifically, some of these possess little legs that allow them to stick to the bladder walls: here, let’s say that D-mannose makes life impossible for them, causing them to slip during urination.

That’s right, you got it right, the bacteria will be expelled while you pee!

Dimann-branded products are specific to the various stages of cystitis, and are available individually or in convenient kits; so if you want to learn more, you can decide to:

I hug you tightly,

Lorenza

Read also: Cystitis and back pain: a problem that plagues many women

In this article we talked about…

  • Recurrent cystitis is a type of cystitis that occurs periodically, that is, 3-4 times a year.
  • To ward off this infection at the chronic level, it is important to have good intimate hygiene and follow a balanced diet.
  • If antibiotics seem to have no effect, D-mannose has proven to be a natural alternative with many benefits.

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