Cystitis requires fast action
They belong to the really agonizing complaints: the symptoms of cystitis. For anatomical reasons, women suffer much more frequently from it than men, for some so often that pain, cramps and burning when urinating severely impair their quality of life.
If suffering from cystitis or bladder infection, pain and inflammation inhibitors such as Ibuprofen may be sufficient. Antibiotics are no longer the first-choice remedy. However, they are always called for, if feeling severely ill, if the body temperature rises and blood occurs in the urine.
Women, who fall ill more often, are advised to observe which factors may be enhancing the inflammation, for example sexual intercourse, excessive genital hygiene and the decrease in oestrogens during menopause.
Questions and information
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|ausruhen||have a rest|
|Blasenentzündung||cystitis, bladder infection|
|Blut im Urin||blood in the urine|
|brennen||burning, a burning sensation|
|Krankheitsgefühl||feeling of illness|
|Nierenbeckenentzündung||pyelitis, inflammation of kidney pelvis|
|Wasserlassen||urination, passing water|
|Wechselduschen||hot and cold showers|
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The best therapy options
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