Cystitis is an infection and/or inflammation of the bladder and it is estimated that around 50% of women will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives.
It causes a burning sensation and a frequent need to urinate. It is an annoying and irritating condition which most commonly affects women, but can affect all age groups from either sex. It can be a potentially more serious condition for men and they should visit their GP if they experience symptoms of cystitis.
Symptoms Of Cystitis
- A burning sensation when you pass water (urinate).
- The need to pass water frequently, even though there may be very little to pass.
- A general pain in the lower abdomen.
- Darker than usual urine.
Reducing the acidity of your urine can help relieve the burning, stinging pain when passing urine. Products containing sodium citrate or potassium citrate may be helpful in easing some of the symptoms. These are available from your pharmacist without a prescription.
Over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen can be taken to reduce discomfort.
How Cymalon Can Help
Cymalon offers effective relief from the symptoms of Cystitis, which is why it is one of the most popular treatments in the UK. Containing sodium citrate, Cymalon helsp to neutralise urine acidity during an attack of cystitis - effective relief from the burning pain and irritation.
How To Avoid Cystitis
There are a few simple things you can do to help reduce the chances of getting cystitis:
- Drink lots of water, ideally 1.5 litres, every day.
- Go to the toilet to urinate as soon as you need to.
- Each time you pass water, try to empty your bladder completely.
- After going to the toilet, always wipe from front to back.
- If you tend to get cystitis after sex, it might help to go to the toilet before and after sex.
- Some women find drinking cranberry juice helps prevent attacks.