In medical terminology the inflammation of urinary bladder is called cystitis. This inflammation occurs due to bacterial germ infection which is more common in women as compared to men.
According to the experts every second woman of the world becomes its victim twice in a life time. There is no age fixed getting victimized of this disease, but normally people less than 40 years of age are found suffering from this disease.
The most important thing in this respect is that this disease is ignored in the initial stages, thus it becomes acute and the treatment becomes rather difficult because the disease attacks again and again and thus creates several complexities. Therefore, it must be bear in mind that as soon as the symptoms of disease are apparent in any man or woman, they should consult the doctor without any delay and get rid of this disease immediately, since delay can become the cause of regret.
The reason of disease is infection but different germ can also become the cause of this disease. An “Ascharachiacolai bacterium” is the cause of this disease in 70% patients. The germ entering from urethra into the bladder and becomes the reason of disease. It should be remembered that bladder is also an important organ like other organs, which is situated at the lower part of abdomen on the front side little bit below the navel.
Urine gathers in the bladder passing through the ureter drop by drop falling from the kidneys and when bladder gets full, a person naturally feels the need of passing urine out of the body through urethra. This is a specific act, which carries out normally but when bladder is infected, this natural mechanism gets affected and its routine obstructed.
Sometimes patient pass smelling urine and sometimes there is mixture of blood and pus in the urine. In the severe attack of disease a person suffers from cold and high fever and shivering take over him. These are the specific symptoms, due to which diagnosing of the disease is not difficult. Besides, the microscopic examination of Urine is also very beneficial in the diagnosis of the disease. Another test of urine which is called culture and sensitivity test makes the diagnosis quite easier. In this test, the urine of a patient is sent to laboratory in a clean bottle, the result of which is received in 48 hours that inform us about the specific germs that is the cause of disease.
Besides, the Nylon underwear, washing of clothes especially under garments with a chemically treated washing powder can exhilarate the disease. Besides, it can also be due to the infection in the surrounding organs. For instance Gonorrhea, inflammation of the prostate gland, narrowness of urinary tract, tilting of womb from its place, presence of stones in the bladder can also become the cause of this disease.
Unfortunately, if anybody gets caught of this disease, the best way of handling it is to drinking a lot of water. Certainly patient will think that by drinking excessive water he will pass more urine and he thus have to go through this painful condition again and again, which the patient of cystitis has to face while passing urine, but the reality is absolutely against it. The excessive use of water reduces the pain and irritation because Urine becomes acidic in this disease. The little amount of acidic urine cause great pain and in order to get rid of this pain bladder instigates the desire of passing urine again and again.
Therefore, excessive use of water reduces the acidity in the urine due to which the intensity of pain and irritation also reduces. Besides, the best trick of saving from disease is to adopt precautionary measures. You must have heard “Prevention is better than cure”. Health is a unique blessing of God. Only a patient can realize its true value. What a wonderful saying somebody has said, “Health is that crown on the head of a healthy person that only sick person can see.” Therefore, by adopting preventive measures and abiding by the basic health and cleanliness rules, one can save himself from the burden of treatment and pains of the disease.