Cystitis has been connected with an increase in sexual activity, which could be due to the introduction of bacteria in to the urinary tract or simply due to damage or bruising caused by engaging in vigorous sexual activity.
Eating a balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, can help to keep your immune system healthy and strong, and more able to fight off infections. Having a healthy diet is even more important if you’re prone to getting cystitis.
Making the following changes can help lower your risk of getting cystitis:
Cystitis can go away without treatment within four to nine days; however treatment may help to alleviate symptoms or can significantly reduce recovery time.
Occasionally cystitis can progress to infection of the kidneys, which will require treatment with antibiotics. Cystitis may also be confused with other conditions such as interstitial cystitis. If you are in any doubt, always consult your doctor.