Cystitis - a disease with a woman's face: causes, treatment at home

This disease starts suddenly and quickly, after 2 hours the cramps are unbearable and you don't have to leave the bathroom. A condition that every woman has at least once in her life is an inflammation of the bladder. How and how to treat cystitis at home in women, I will tell you in this article.

Cause of infection

The cause of cystitis is E. coli, which entered the bladder from the rectum. It corrodes the bladder wall and causes pain, pain when urinating and frequent trips to the bathroom. And because the urethra in women is shorter and wider than in men, women suffer from cystitis more often.

Provocation factors

Provocative factors

A strong organism easily repels an attack, but if the defense is weakened, the development of cystitis is facilitated by:

  • Hypothermia. It is often our fault, boasting in the cold in short fur coats and jackets.
  • Stress.
  • Overwork.
  • Hormonal disorders (pregnancy, diabetes).
  • Gynecological diseases.
  • Non-observance of personal hygiene rules (including wearing a thong) and frequent change of sexual partners.
  • Tights or sitting in the same place for a long time. This leads to blood stagnation in the pelvic area.
  • Excess of the bladder and inability to empty it in time. This leads to the accumulation of bacteria, their multiplication and therefore inflammation.
  • Drink little liquid. When urine production decreases, bacteria accumulate.

All of these factors lead to the development of infections.

Home treatment

If the first signs appear, you should go to the doctor.

But let's say today is Friday night and you won't be going to the doctor until Monday.

Home treatment
  1. First, it is recommended to drink plenty of fluids in the first 24 hours to eliminate bladder infection. Herbalists advise decoctions of medicinal herbs with a diuretic effect: bearberry, birch leaves, kidney tea, horsetail, mid-ground, grass and dandelion roots, dill seeds.
  2. The second lifesaver will be cranberry juice (or blueberry) or fruit drink (1-2 glasses). The substances it contains reduce the ability of E. coli to adhere to the bladder wall and cause inflammation.
  3. Thirdly, it is recommended to apply a warm heating pad to the lower abdomen or to take a hot bath with chamomile decoction. This can be done only if there is no blood in the urine, because heat can increase bleeding.

Traditional methods of treatment

I offer several effective recipes for alternative methods of treatment:

  • In case of cystitis, apply grated onion pulp in the form of a compress to the lower abdomen. Incubate for 1-2 hours.
  • Mixing honey and black juice is rare in equal amounts. The mixture should be taken 1 tablespoon 3 times a day, 30 minutes after meals, for a period of up to 4 weeks.
  • A decoction of chamomile is used for a sitz bath. Add 4 tablespoons of flowers to a bucket of boiling water. Do three baths a day for 15 minutes. This will alleviate your condition.
  • At high temperatures, you can make a warm foot bath (32 ° - 35 ° C) and then go to bed. Place boiled and mashed potatoes in the stomach. Allow the poultice to cool completely.

The next challenge is to fight the pathogen.

What to buy at the pharmacy for cystitis

There is no right answer to this question. There is no advice that works for everyone and is right for you. Treatment should only be prescribed by a doctor.

Let's put it in order.

The antibiotic fosfomycin is an emergency medicine. It kills bacteria in a single dose. Apply on an empty stomach by dissolving the powder (3 grams) in ½ glass of water, after emptying the bladder. In more severe cases, another dose can be taken after 24 hours.

Attention! This is a prescription drug. So, if you suffer from this disease often, buy a prescription and buy this medicine in advance.

For optimized monitoring and reduction of disease risk, phytopreparations are reused, which can be purchased without a prescription.

They reduce pain, normalize urination and speed recovery.

There are dietary supplements that contain cranberry and lingonberry extracts.

But you must remember that they are used as adjuvants and cannot be used to treat cystitis.

Attention! A day later, if the symptoms persist, the color of the urine has changed, blood appears, you need to go to the doctor and start the full treatment! ! !

Don't eat

Eliminate canned, salty, spicy and fatty foods from your diet.

Reduce your coffee and alcohol intake.

Dairy foods, fruits and vegetables are foods that help to cure this unpleasant disease.

How to reduce the chance of disease return

Cystitis prevention

Cystitis prophylaxis is the most relevant, as according to statistics, one in three women has a recurrence of the disease during the year. To prevent disease, follow these rules:

  • Do not sit on cold surfaces.
  • Dress well during cold periods.
  • Keep your feet warm.
  • Maintain hygiene in intimate areas (change underwear more often).
  • Be sure to go to the bathroom for a long time.
  • Discard linen made from unnatural fabrics.
  • Remove tights and tights from the wardrobe.
  • Drink medicines to prevent the disease throughout the year.
  • Drink lots of fluids regularly.