One in three women suffer from the burning pain of recurring cystitis

Millions suffering from the burning pain of cystitis

James Carter
Authored by James Carter
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2023 - 12:06

Causing misery from millions, one in three women suffer from the burning pain of recurring cystitis[1]. In fact, cystitis is the most common type of urinary tract infection (UTI).

Estimates suggest a third of females will have experienced cystitis by the time they reach the age of 24[2].  And, in addition to cystitis being the most common UTI, UTIs themselves are also one of the most common health ailments that people present with at GP surgeries or pharmacies, and account for 23% of all infections[3].

Women’s Health expert Dr Catherine Hood and advisor to Effercitrate Tablets- says: “Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder and can be caused by a urinary tract infection. Most women, and a significant number of men, will have cystitis at least once in their lifetime, but unfortunately for many it will become extremely common. Cystitis in men is often a symptoms of an infection so they should see a doctor if it’s recurrent. 

“Alongside, burning or stinging when you pee, other cystitis symptoms can include needing to pee regularly, but passing only a little or no urine; cloudy, dark or strong-smelling urine; pain in the lower tummy; incontinence (peeing without meaning to); a high temperature; or generally feeling more tired than usual or unwell. Sufferers may also get blood in their urine – but this might only be picked up by the doctor with a urine test.

“Though cystitis is a UTI and affects the bladder there are many subsequent, or knock-on wellbeing effects sufferers can experience, such as lethargy, tiredness, aches and pains, even affecting mood and stress and anxiety levels. Just dealing with cystitis can take its toll.

“To tackle cystitis, try Effercitrate Tablets - an effervescent tablet containing Potassium citrate and Citric acid. When dissolved, the two key ingredients are rapidly dispersed, making the urine more alkaline and helping soothe the bladder and urethra lining to relieve the discomfort caused by the infection swifty. Plus, Effercitrate Tablets is palatable and easy to take which is vital for those suffering from cystitis. Busting cystitis fast is essential as it can be very debilitating.

“To prevent recurring cystitis infections, look to stay well hydrated, wear cotton underwear and avoid tight fitting trousers, and always wipe your bottom from front to back when you go to the toilet. Changes to your diet and lifestyle can also help prevent cystitis. Don’t use perfumed products on your genital area and have showers rather than baths. Plus limit your intake of fruit juices, alcohol and sugary drinks and foods as they can irritate the bladder.”


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