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Cystitis Home Remedies - How to Get Rid of Cystitis

Cystitis is inflammation of the urinary bladder. It is a result of infection, irritation or damage. Cystitis is more common in pregnant women, active women and women after the menopause, but it can occur at any age. Most infections are caused by bacteria that live harmlessly in your bowel. Escherichia coli is the most common culprit but, in some cases, bacteria that live on your skin (such as Staphylococcus epidermis) can also cause infection if they get into the urethra. There are several types of cystitis first is bacterial cystitis. It is most often caused by coliform bacteria being transferred from the bowel through the urethra into the bladder. Second is interstitial cystitis is considered more of an injury to the bladder and rarely involves the presence of infection. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 1 million Americans. While it can affect children and men, most of those affected are women. Interstitial cystitis can have a long-lasting adverse impact on your quality of life.Third is Eosinophilic cystitis is a rare form of cystitis that is diagnosed via biopsy and last hemorrhagic cystitis. This is seen most often in cancer patients as a complication of therapy. It occurs in women. Pus is present in the urine but no organism can be cultured in the urine.More than 85% of cases of cystitis are caused by Escherichia coli , a bacterium found in the lower gastrointestinal tract .

Severity of symptoms caused by interstitial cystitis often fluctuates, and some people may experience periods of remission. Other possible symptoms include blood in the urine; backache, loin pain and lower abdominal aches; and feeling unwell. Once bacteria enter the bladder, they are normally removed through urination. When bacteria multiply faster than they are removed by urination, infection results. Cystitis usually begins when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra, the tube through which urine exits your body. From there, bacteria adhere to the bladder wall, and begin to multiply. Less commonly, bacteria can spread to the bladder from an infection in another part of the body. Risks for cystitis include obstruction of the bladder or urethra with resultant stagnation of urine, insertion of instruments into the urinary tract (such as catheterization or cystoscopy ), pregnancy , diabetes , HIV , and a history of analgesic nephropathy or reflux nephropathy. Sharp pain on passing urine, and an urgent and frequent need to pass urine often with little or no urine being passed are common symptoms.

Home Remedies for Cystitis

  • Take a painkiller, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin, to reduce discomfort
  • Drink lots of water to help flush out the infection , to dilute the urine and reduce the burning sensation.
  • Drink cranberry juice or take capsules of cranberry concentrate.
  • Fresh juice of the flowers of drumstick is another effective remedy for cystitis. For better results, a teaspoon of the juice, mixed with half a glass of tender coconut water, should be given twice daily.
  • The juice of radish leaves is valuable in cystitis. A cup of this juice should be given once daily, in the morning, for a fortnight.
  • Prepare a mix of 15 g of horsetail grass, 15 g of cinquefoil root and 20 g of plantain leaves. Put 1 tbsp of the mix in 2 cups of boiling water, steep for 1 hour and filter. Drink 1 cup of warm liquid in the evening.
  • Combine 2 parts of poplar buds, 3 parts of peppermint leaves, and 4 parts of pear leaves. 1 tbsp of the mix put in 200 ml of boiling water and steep for 40 min. Take from 1 tbsp to 1/3 cup 3 times a day before meal for one-one and a half months 2-3 times a year.
  • Lemon has proved valuable in cystitis. A teaspoon of lemon juice should be put in 180 ml of boiling water. It should then be allowed to cool and 60 ml of this water should be taken every two hours from 8 a.m to 12 noon for the treatment of this condition.
  • The oil of sandalwood is also considered valuable in this disease. This oil should be given in doses of five drops in the beginning and gradually increased to ten to thirty drops.
  • Steep 1 tbsp of nettle leaves or roots in 200 g of boiling water for 45 min. Filter and drink 1/3 cup 3 times a day before meal.





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