Cystitis is an inflammation of the  urinary bladder. Inflammation is where part of your body becomes irritated, red, or swollen.

In most cases, the cause of cystitis is a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI happens when bacteria enter the bladder or urethra and begin to multiply.

Cystitis – Bladder Inflammation

This could also happen with naturally occurring bacteria in your body that become imbalanced. These bacteria lead to an infection and cause inflammation.It is more commonly seen in females.

Cystitis does not always come from an infection. For example, certain medicines and hygiene products can also cause inflammation. Treatment for cystitis depends on its underlying cause. Most cases of cystitis are acute, or occur suddenly. Interstitial cystitis cases are chronic, or long term.

Non infectious causes: 1)Interstitial cystitis –chronic inflammations also known as bladder pain syndrome . 2) Drug induced cystitis 3)  Radiation to that area 4) Chemical Cystitis such as spermicide jellies ,  sprays ,etc. 5) Cystitis associated with other conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus or Kidney stones enlarged prostate or spinal cord injuries

Risk factors: -Sexually active female or male. -Menopause -People who have c/o of stones /calculi -Prolonged use of catheters.

Symptoms of Cystitis

Symptoms of cystitis can include:

•frequent urge to urinate

•urge to urinate after you’ve emptied your bladder

•cloudy or strong-smelling urine

•a low fever if in combination with a UTI blood in your urine

•pain during sexual intercourse

•sensations of pressure or bladder fullness

•cramping in your abdomen or back

Cystitis Diagnosis

Advice: While recovering from cystitis, you should: ▪drink plenty of fluids ▪avoid caffeinated drinks, as these can irritate your bladder ▪urinate frequently, rather than “holding it” ▪wear cotton underwear and loose fitting clothes

The Homoeopathic remedies for cystitis are selected after proper case-taking and individualization, examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. Homeopathic remedies like Apis mel, Apocyanum, Berberis, Cantharis, Causticum, Digitalis, Equisetum, Terebinthina, Merc cor, Lycopodium, Nux vomica, Borax, Pariera, Sarsaparilla, Sepia  are found useful in such conditions .

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