WHAT IS IT?
Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. Most of the time, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection, and it’s called as UTI (urinary tract infection). A bladder infection can be painful and annoying, and it can become a serious health problem if the infection spread to your kidneys.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Symptoms can include one or more of the followings: stinging or burning sensation while urinating. Urging for urination increases, even if you pass little or no urine. There is occasional presence of blood in urine. Pain or tenderness in lower back or abdomen is also present. And the character of the urine is: strong smelling with dark colour.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
Most of the cases of cystitis are caused by a type of E.coli bacteria. Bacterial bladder infection in women may be caused by a result of sexual intercourse. But even sexually inactive girls and women are susceptible to lower urinary tract infections. Although bacterial infections are the most common cause of cystitis, a number of non-infectious factors also contribute to the cause, such as: drug induced cystitis, radiation cystitis-specially seen in patients with history of chemotherapy. Cystitis may sometimes occur as a complication of other disorders, such as diabetes, kidney stones and enlarged prostate.
CAN IT BE PREVENTED?
Although there is no specific preventive measures for cystitis but doctors sometimes recommend the following for repeated bladder infection: drink plenty of liquids, especially water. If you feel the urge to urinate, don’t delay using the toilet. Empty your bladder as soon as possible after intercourse. Avoid using deodorants or feminine products in the genital areas.
Homoeopathy is helpful in building up the constitution and so reducing the risk of recurrent attacks of cystitis. Dr Chaudhary always takes a detailed history to ensure that a suitable homoeopathic medicine is prescribed.treatment at AVI homoeopathy comprises of a two-pronged attack. Firstly to treat the infection, and secondly to improve general health, so averting further infection.