Chronic Cystitis Disease

Cystitis, which is a type of bladder inflammation, is called Chronic Cystitis if it recurs for a long time and frequently. The symptoms of cystitis, which affects women much more than men, significantly reduce the quality of life of the person as long as it's not treated.

What is Chronic Cystitis Disease?

Cystitis is a type of inflammation of the bladder that mostly occurs as a secondary effect of a urinary tract infection. If cystitis and its underlying causes are not treated, it can become chronic.

What Causes Chronic Cystitis?

Cystitis occurs as a result of inflammation of the bladder and if it’s not treated, is an infection that can progress and become chronic. Most of the bacteria that cause cystitis actually make up the healthy intestinal flora. The majority of urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that pass from the gut to the urinary tract. Therefore, it is important to prevent this transition both during treatment and in terms of preventing the recurrence of cystitis.

Generally, the causes of cystitis are following:

  • Improper cleaning of the genital area (using irritating chemicals and wiping from the back to the front, especially in women) may be the cause of cystitis.
  • Inability to empty the bladder completely due to reasons such as bladder stones or pregnancy or enlargement of the prostate gland in men are also causes of cystitis.
  • Some drugs that is used (especially in chemotherapy) may cause inflammation of the bladder and cause cystitis.
  • Using a diaphragm for birth control can cause cystitis.
  • Prolonged use of catheters such as urinary catheters and bladder tubes, which may cause tissue damage, may cause inflammation.
  • Active sexual life may increase emergence the risk of cystitis.
  • Decreased estrogen during menopause may be the cause of cystitis.
  • In diabetic patients, high sugar levels in the urine may predispose to the proliferation of bacteria and cystitis.
  • Actinotherapy can also cause cystitis.

What are the Symptoms of Chronic Cystitis Disease?

  • Sudden urgency of urine, a constant feeling of urine
  • Burning and pain during and after urine
  • Thamuria,
  • Pain that can spread to the groin and anus
  • Cloudy and foul-smelling urine
  • Seeing blood in the urine
  • In the progressive case, nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue and fever

Who Gets Chronic Cystitis?

Cystitis is not only a female disease fundamentally, it can also be seen in men, though it’s a lot fewer rate . It is also seen in children and young people, but its incidence increases with age.

Approximately one out of every three women is diagnosed with cystitis before the age of 24. 50% of women are exposed to cystitis during their lifetime. Bacterial cystitis is a rarer condition in men. About one in 10,000 men aged 20-50 years get a bladder infection.

How is Chronic Cystitis Diagnosed?

For diagnosis, it is necessary to consult a urologist. Disease history, symptoms and urinalysis are evaluated. If necessary, cystoscopy and a special intravascular x-ray, that is, a pylogram, may be requested to observe the urethra and bladder with a special instrument. These examinations are especially done to investigate the factors that pave the way for inflammation. Urine culture may be required to identify the bacteria causing the infection.

How to Treat Chronic Cystitis Disease in RTM approach?

The aim of the RTM approach is not to directly suppress the symptoms of Chronic Cystitis, but to eliminate the underlying factors of the disease. In the RTM approach, this is called the Treatment Tradition.

Treatment Triad includes the processes of starting the detox process to return to the normal state of balance in the body, eliminating the imbalance in the malfunctioning systems and reversing the epigenetic changes in DNA. This process is planned completely individually.

The main backbone of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings of the individual, and measurements specific to RTM clinics.

With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, the disease trait forming the source part is withdrawn and treated. By informing the body with plants, it is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in the DNA underlying the disease. In order to adapt the body to the normalization process of this information, a treatment protocol specific to RTM is applied.

With the acceleration of detox activities in the body and the initiation of repair processes, the treatment triad that will regulate the systems is activated. Already when the disease triad is withdrawn, the body automatically returns to the norm form.

In the RTM treatment protocol, in addition to the phytotherapeutics, nearly 25 traditional medicine methods such as Ozone, Cupping, Acupuncture, Magnetic field therapy are planned according to the needs of the patient in order to support the body and accelerate the treatment process.

In the RTM approach, the patients included in the treatment protocol are followed up with very close follow-up processes. Follow-up periods are weekly, 2 weeks, monthly, 40 days and 4 months (3×40 days). The frequency of calls for treatment is determined by considering criteria such as the severity of the person’s current illness, the level of toxicity, irregular blood pressure and blood sugar values, the presence of acute infection, and the patient’s needs. At the end of 4 months (3×40 days) treatment, the general condition of the patient is evaluated.

The response of the patient’s body to the treatment is compared with the recorded complaints and medical findings at the beginning of the treatment. By revealing the change in the disease infrastructure, a prediction is made about how long the treatment will continue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we be protected from cystitis?

  • Not holding and emptying when the need for urine is felt.
  • Avoiding contact with bacteria and paying attention to toilet hygiene
  • Wiping the genital area from front to back to reduce the possibility of infection of the bladder
  • Not to use irritating products that destroy the natural flora for genital area cleaning.
  • Using cotton underwear, not standing in damp clothes or swimsuits for a long time
  • Drinking plenty of water, especially after sexual intercourse, and emptying the bladder as soon as possible
  • Avoiding sexual intercourse during the period of cystitis symptoms

Do Men Get Cystitis?

Although it is more common in women, men can also have cystitis. The reasons for its occurrence in men can be caused by more serious problems than in women.

Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Cystitis?

Due to the decrease in estrogen hormone levels during menopause, the risk of developing cystitis may increase.

Does Cystitis Affect Having Children?

If they suspect cystitis when deciding to become pregnant, they should be treated first. Otherwise, it may be difficult to get pregnant due to infection or the pregnancy process may become difficult.

Is Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infection Sexually Transmitted?

Cystitis is not usually sexually transmitted. Urinary tract infections, although rare, can be transmitted sexually.

Does urinary tract infection in men affect sexual intercourse?

It has been observed that complaints such as frequent urination, burning during urination, which are symptoms of urinary tract infection, reduce sexual performance or cause erectile dysfunction.

Does urinary tract infection in men affect sexual intercourse?

It has been observed that complaints such as frequent urination, burning during urination, which are symptoms of urinary tract infection, reduce sexual performance or cause erectile dysfunction.

Does urinary tract infection go away on its own?

In some mild cases, it can go away on its own in 4-5 days. Urinary tract infection needs to be treated so that it does not turn into a more serious health problem.

How long does cystitis treatment take?

Mild cystitis symptoms can sometimes go away on their own within a few days. Long-term treatment may be needed in chronic cases that recur frequently.

Does coldness cause urinary tract infection?

It has been stated that exposing the feet and legs to extremely cold air, especially in the winter season, facilitates urinary tract infection.

Is parsley good for urinary tract infection?

Drinking plenty of water and urinating a lot is good for urinary tract infection. Therefore, the diuretic property of parsley can be useful in this regard.

Is vinegar water good for urinary tract infection?

Apple cider vinegar is useful in eliminating infections, as in many other issues. Drinking it by adding a few spoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water can be good for urinary tract infection.

Does cystitis pain affect the lower back?

Rarely, low back and back pain, nausea, fever with chills can be seen in cystitis cases. Such cases may indicate that the disease has progressed and that the infection may have also affected the kidney.

Does urinary tract infection cause delayed menstruation?

Urinary tract infection does not cause to delay in menstruation.

Is cystitis caused by stress?

Cystitis is an infectious disease, but stress can also be a trigger.

What happens if cystitis is not treated?

Untreated and progressive cystitis cases may cause deterioration in bladder functions and may also affect the kidneys.

Does cystitis discharge?

In cases of cystitis, a cloudy, dark or foul-smelling discharge may occur, especially when the disease progresses.

What does interstitial cystitis mean?

Also known as painful bladder syndrome, it is a long-term, chronic problem in which there is pain in the bladder, constant urge to urinate, and burning when urinating. Although the exact cause of interstitial cystitis is not caused by infection, its symptoms may feel like bladder inflammation. Unlike bacterial cystitis, the use of antibiotics is not effective in the treatment of interstitial cystitis, since there is no obvious infection in the bladder.

What does honeymoon cystitis mean?

Urinary tract infections are more common and easier in women than in men, due to the proximity of the urethra and the vagina. After the first sexual intercourse in marriage or after the irritation experienced due to the frequency of intercourse, the picture that occurs due to the infection of microbes that infect the urinary tract is called “Honeymoon Cystitis”.

What causes urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infection is a disease that causes symptoms such as pain, blood in the urine and the need to urinate frequently. If it is left untreated, it can spread to the kidneys and cause serious health problems.

Does urinary tract infection bleed?

In urinary tract infection, blood or bloody urine may be seen, especially when the disease progresses.

What causes burning when urinating?

Burning during urination is one of the most obvious symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

What is good for the system?

Herbs thought to be good for cystitis are parsley, cloves, mallow, yarrow, blueberries, echinacea, dandelion, oregano, and thyme.