Road trip: how to get rid of cystitis

We all dream of “healing” and some achieve it because it is possible! (but under certain conditions such as, for example, ceasing to believe in miracle solutions).

As my aunt says well: “stay close to your friends but even closer to your enemies”.

So let’s take a look at what we already know:

– we know what cystitis is

– we have understood, in case of bacterial cystitis, how pathogenic bacteria get into the bladder

– we have understood, in case of cystitis without germs, for what reasons the pain and the symptoms are still present

– we know that D-Mannose can be our best friend

And above all, we have said, said again and again and again that to get rid of cystitis (and everything related to it) you have to know it very well. In other words, we have to identify all the causes => where “my” cystitis comes from and what are the predisposing and precipitating factors that cause it.

Because in all cases there is in fact one (often several) rational and physiological (or rather pathophysiological) explanations for the arrival of a crisis. What I mean by that, and I even say it loud and clear, is that “psychological” cystitis: does not exist! If there are pathogenic bacteria in the bladder or even if it is “only” about inflammation in the absence of bacteria, all this does not happen by magic or because we are sad or stressed.

So don’t let certain doctors or pseudo-health professionals put this idea in your head (and deviate you with relaxation sessions at € 100 for half an hour – I know what I’m talking about because I did it too): if you suffer from recurring cystitis, it is not your fault and it does not come [only] from your brain or your emotions!

So since this is a very hot and quite popular topic, I will try to make some examples (as much as possible) of the famous predisposing and precipitating factors and since the list is long, I will try to be brief and schematic:

Predisposing factors

As the name implies, these are what cystitis (and everything related to it) needs to “set the stage” for its attack:

– presence of a biofilm

– immune deficiency

– regular use of antibiotics

– antibiotic prophylaxis

intestinal dysbiosis

– intestinal porosity

unbalanced diet

– insufficient or not regular hydration during the day

vaginal dysbiosis, vaginitis, mycosis or vaginosis

– prolapse

– urinary stagnation

– too aggressive or insufficient intimate hygiene

menopause

– intrauterine device (IUD)

– hormonal contraception

hormonal cycle

– urinary catheterization

pelvic contracture

– neuropathy/neuralgia

– partner infection

– regular baths

– synthetic underwear, thongs

– tight clothing

Precipitating factors

It is the spark that ignites the powder, the event that takes us from “quite well” to “in the midst of a crisis”:

sexual intercourse

– constipation

– diarrhea

– biofilm opening

– baths

– food

– lack of hydration

– alcohol consumption

– excessive heat

– cold

– insufficient or incomplete urination

For each “problem”, the “solutions” can be found by following the links.

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