Recurrent cystitis, how to prevent it

Recurrent cystitis, how to prevent it

Why cystitis becomes relapse

After a first episode, cystitis can recure for causes of various origins: persistence of bacteria in the calyx of the bladder, genetic predisposition, incorrect treatment or incomplete therapy, acute stress or failure to follow healthy hygiene and eating habits.

When the origin is bacterial, it may happen that the bacteria, surviving the treatments, become aggressive again generating a new infection: if normally, in healthy subjects, the bladder and all the upper urinary tract are sterile, in predisposed or weakened subjects can repeat the infectious mechanism, with pathogenic bacteria that rise from the intestine and colonize the urinary tract

Women are more at risk of infection due to the different anatomical conformation: the female urethra, very short compared to the male one (3-5 cm against the 13-16 of the man), and the proximity to the vagina and rectum are a predisposing factor because bacteria that come from the intestine can easily reach the urethral duct ascending into the bladder. 

Sometimes bacteria rise from the urethra to the bladder is mechanically conveyed by sexual intercourse and the local flora is thus again altered and pathogenic bacteria prevail over non-pathogenic ones, creating imbalance and recurrent infections.

Certain diseases, such as diabetes, o prolonged intake of certain medications, can lead to a recurrence of this disorder.


Tips to prevent recurrent cystitis

> Always drink plenty of water at room temperature, at least ten glasses a day, which is equivalent to about 2 liters of water;

> prefer one Healthy diet rich in vegetables with a diuretic power, such as asparagus, and vitamins: very important in this case is vitamin C;

> do not abuse sweets, industrial products, alcohol, coffee, spicy foods and leavened products;

> practice psycho-physical relaxation exercises to release any tension, from yoga to gentle walking, from meditation to Tai Chi;

> provide for the hiring of adjuvant herbal teas based on mallow and natural maintenance supplements based on Cranberry or Cranberry and D-Mannose and other natural herbal remedies;

> always take care ofpersonal hygiene with mild detergents, avoiding to wear wet synthetic clothes, clothes that are too tight and avoiding the use of tampons.


An effective cure for bacterial cystitis

The bacterium Escherichia coli, together with other microorganisms of intestinal origin or coming from the external genital area, it is responsible for most of the urinary infections: theurine culture (urinalysis) is of fundamental importance for the diagnosis that confirms the bacterial origin of the disorder and for a correct therapy of recurrent cystitis.

Properly treat cystitis from the first onset it can prevent the discomfort from recurring but even in the event of a relapse, natural supplements can still be of great help.

Il Cranberry (or Cranberry) it is rich in polyphenols belonging to the flavonoid family, type A proanthocyanidins, capable of reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.

Il D-Mannose is a monosaccharide sugar present in many foods and usually eliminated through the urine: this sugar is able to hinder the adhesion of the bacteria responsible for the infection to the walls of the urinary tract, predisposing its elimination with the urine.

In natural supplements for the well-being of the urinary tract Cranberry and D-Mannose are often associated to reduce inflammation and facilitate the elimination of bacteria that are the cause of the disorder.


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