The outdoor season, the beach and the sea pose a risk of urinary tract infections

The urge of the bladder

An inflammation of the bladder (cystitis) manifests itself through various, extremely unpleasant symptoms. Many women know the feeling of having to go to the toilet all the time. The urge to urinate is great, but the amount of urine is small. And the feeling that the bladder is still full doesn't go away, even though you've just been to the toilet. Sometimes emptying the bladder is extremely painful and you can feel a sharp burning sensation in the urinary tract. In severe cases, a urinary tract infection is accompanied by pain in the abdomen, back or sides, chills, fever or nausea. What's more, a urinary tract infection is not only painful and annoying, it can also have serious consequences if it's not treated in time.

Something can be done about it

Even simple measures and healthy practices can prevent a urinary tract infection. Warm clothing on the lower body and drinking sufficient water can protect against cystitis. Frequent urination also reduces the risk of cystitis. You should always urinate immediately after sexual intercourse. This rinses out the urethra and removes any transferred bacteria. Cleaning the vagina should be one of the basics of daily hygiene anyway. When urinating, make sure to empty the bladder completely. Bending forward while sitting on the toilet should be avoided, as this posture prevents complete emptying. If a urinary tract infection strikes, in spite of all precautions, then there are some ways to combat it. Flushing the urinary tract is particularly important. That means drinking a lot, at least two litres a day, better still, three litres a day. The irrigation of the urinary tract can also be supported with herbal medicines (e.g., goldenrod herb). However, drug treatment with antibiotics is often unavoidable. Ask your doctor for advice on this.