Dr. M de Klerk
Recurring cystitis can be a frustrating, debilitating condition that can interfere with daily life and sometimes even relationships.
Cystitis is the term used for the inflammation of the bladder, and this inflammation is most commonly caused by a bladder infection.
Some people are naturally just more prone to developing cystitis without any real cause.
However, there are also a number of more specific causes that you should look out for, as knowing the cause makes it easier to prevent.
1. Not fully recovering from a previous infection As soon as the burning sensation and constant need to pee disappears we relax on the cranberry juice, or our water intake drops right down and we think we can get back to our usual routines. However, this can be a bit hasty, as at this point there may still be some bacteria left in the bladder that can quickly begin to multiply again if you aren’t carefull. Many natural products including homeopathic medicines as well as herbals can be used to make sure that the infection is cleared entirely. Please contact Naturopathic health care centre for advice on treatments.
2. Disruption to intimate or gut floraOur bodies are naturally home to a whole host of bacteria, and usually our friendly bacteria have the important responsibility of helping to keep our bad bacteria in check.
However, things like antibiotics, poor diet or an over-use of antibacterial soap can easily alter this balance, and leave bad bacteria free to multiply.
Specific strains of bacteria as well as certain foods can promote a diversity of good bacteria in your genitourinary tract and protect you from invaders that can cause disease.
3. Poor immune functionsIf your cystitis or UTIs follow the pattern of repeat infections, then it might be that your immune system isn’t working to its maximum potential.
You rely heavily on your immune system to detect and eradicate any infection, be it located within your urinary tract or elsewhere.
Herbals as well as homeopathic medicines can be used to enhance our inherent immune system.
Contact Naturopathic health care centre for advice.
Dr. Marike de Klerk