The advice of the specialist doctor: Dr. Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler is an urologist at the Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital in Paris.
Cystitis is a common pathology in women. For what reasons ?
Learn to pee! This is not a joke. Many cystitis is due to the fact that women often have very bad habits. And it goes back to childhood: at school, the toilets are often dirty, the doors are not completely closed ... The little girls are afraid that the boys come to look under the door when they pee. All of this leads to bad habits.
The woman also has a tendency to restrain herself. When she pee, she often does it in suspension, she does not sit on the toilet seat for fear of dirt, she does not lower her panties to the ankles ... All these tensions, when to do pee, have the effect of poorly drain the bladder and promote infections.
So what are you proposing?
Very often, when a woman comes to us for repeated cystitis, we come to offer her a kind of micturition. He is asked to sit well on the glasses of the toilet (even if they are a little dirty, there is no risk of catching diseases), he is asked to relax so that his bladder can empty completely. Obviously, we advise to drink regularly and go to pee every three or four hours. And you should not urinate while pushing, it irritates the urethral canal and makes it more susceptible to infections.
Cystitis is common. But are they serious?
They are not serious in themselves, but they can be very disabling. When a woman suffers from repeated cystitis, that she is obliged, wherever she goes, to think of finding a toilet, it rises quickly to the head. It becomes so haunting that it can even cause ... depression. Women may come to hesitate to go out, for example. There is also discomfort, pain. These burns with each urination and repeated urges, it is very painful.
And then you have to pay attention to the complications, of course. Poorly treated or untreated cystitis can worsen and turn into pyelonephritis: a higher infection that affects the kidneys.
So, even though it's a common condition, it's never a trivial ailment. Specific causes need to be specifically identified and addressed effectively.You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? Appointment in our Urinary Problems or A doctor answers you .