Cystitis is not for nothing called "the most female disease." According to statistics, in Russia, 26-36 million of the fairer sex face him. The main problem lies not in the number of patients, but in the fact that often doctors simply cannot cure this ailment. Why is this happening, Rambler will tell.
Cystitis is an insidious disease. Its appearance can be caused by a number of factors. But this article will focus on bacterial cystitis. It is, as a rule, provoked by pathogenic bacteria that live in the body of every person. The most common causative agent is E. coli (Escherichia coli), which lives in the lower intestine. Problems can begin when it "moves" into the bladder.
The bladder wall is called the GAG layer. It promotes the formation of a buffer between toxic components of urine and urothelial cells. Simply put, it is a kind of protective barrier. E. coli are attached to the GAG-layer due to their "suckers". Then it penetrates into the deep layers of the epithelium of the bladder and causes inflammation there.
It is believed that the most effective treatment for bacterial cystitis will be the appointment of antibiotics. But, unfortunately, if the causative agent is E. Coli, this option cannot be considered. Pathogenic bacteria are not very susceptible to antibiotics, since they are capable of creating protective biofilms. As a result, drug resistance may develop or, even worse, other diseases, such as skin diseases, may appear.
It is important to understand: an antibiotic will not kill E. coli. In this case, supplements such as D-mannose polysaccharide and cranberry extract can help. One of them prevents the attachment of Escherichia coli to the epithelium of the bladder, and the other acidifies the urine, creating unfavorable conditions for life. You should also pay attention to the infusion of bearberry and lingonberry leaves - they will be an excellent assistant in reducing the frequency of relapses, the main thing is to take them according to the instructions.
Note that all of the above is relevant precisely in relation to bacterial cystitis, which was diagnosed by a urologist. In the case of interstitial cystitis, for example, such "treatment" can be harmful. Therefore, it is worthwhile to contact a specialist in a timely manner, but you should not poison your body for years with antibiotics. If antibiotic therapy did not help you right away, most likely, a miracle will not happen in the future - you will needlessly “feed” the body with chemistry.