The infection of the bladder (which is also sometimes referred to as cystitis) is a type of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It occurs due to the presence of violent microbes, which penetrate the urinary tract. Cystitis is sometimes known as the E.coli bladder infection because in 90% of cases it is caused by the E.coli bacteria that come from the bowels.Women are disproportionately affected by cystitis because the bacteria moves easily from the anus to the opening of the urethra due to bad hygiene habits (e.g. wiping your bottom from back to front instead of front to back). For many people, the first symptom of cystitis is pressure; the sensation of pressure over the pubic bone. It typically feels like a burning, stinging or tingling during or after urination.A bladder infection has similar symptoms to those of most urinary tract infections, some bladder symptoms include:- More frequent and painful urination (in smaller amounts).- Pain in the lower pelvic area, lower abdomen, lower back or genital area.- Muscle spasms. Some people have little or no pain during a bladder and instead have muscle cramps or spasms in the genital area.- Incontinence. That means that you wet yourself-even just a little.- Burning sensation.- Urgency, this is when you have to pee very soon after getting the urge for fear of having an accident.Some of these bladder symptoms may seem familiar or normal, but they could indicate a potential bladder. If they do seem familiar and you have not seen your doctor for treatment, it is likely that you have had one or more bladder and did nothing about them. This is very bad for you because reoccurring or chronic infections can and do cause permanent, irreversible damage to your urinary tract.
There are a variety of bladder treatments available to people suffering with it.Antibiotics are one of the first choices for treatment. Various types of antibiotics exist that can usually be taken once a day for a short period of time and they cause very little side-effects. Another effective bladder infection treatment is pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Severe bladder can cause pain in the pelvic region even when you're not urinating. Antibiotics will help you feel better, but it may take a day or two before the drugs kick in.Using a heating pad or a warm, moist compress applied across your abdominal region can soothe the dull ache that is sometimes a symptom of a UTI. Another natural treatment is to drink more water and cranberry juice. Cranberry has been a natural and alternative treatment for bladder for generations. It has shown some promise as a remedy for UTI in women who get recurring infections.The bottom line is, talk to your doctor about using any of these possible treatments for your bladder. They have the knowledge to guide you toward the solution that will work best for you.