If you are one of those people with a frequent desire to urinate, but it passes in small quantities with pain either at your sexual organs, or in the region of the bladder, you may have a problem.
These are the indications of cystitis, with suppression of urine being the main cause. Cystitis can occur to both males and females, and in all ages. But importantly, without proper treatment, it may have more negative consequences. Our body has three main mechanisms to excrete waste substances from our body; perspiration, defecations, and urination.
Excreted body wastes usually consist of excess substances that our body does not need, including bacteria. Frequently suppression of urine or doing so for long periods of time retain substances, including bacteria. This may lead to bacteria multiplying, causing more severe disease; such as pyelitis, acute kidney failure, or blood poisoning that may cost your life. Although cystitis can occur to both male and female, and in all ages, it is more likely to occur for women. The reason for that is because a woman’s body has a urinary tract that is only 4-5 centimetres in length and it is closer to the anus than men, causing it to be easier to get infected.
In addition to suppressing your urine, drinking insufficient amounts of water is also another cause of cystitis. When our body lacks water, it will extract water from other part of our body, causing the urine to be richer and subdue the desire to urinate. The result is that waste substances remain in our body for a longer period of time. A diagnosis by a urine analysis in the event of cystitis, would show WBC > 5-10 cells/HPF and usually show a higher rate of bacteria in urine than normal. An initial treatment after early detection or having the disease for the first time, is to change behaviour by drinking water more often and in a greater quantity. More importantly, do not suppress your urine and go to the bathroom every time you desire to urinate. However, if such changes of behaviour do not improve symptoms, it is suggested that you meet with the doctor to get a complete treatment. Supplied by Health Lab Hua Hin