Treating cystitis at home

Some self-help tips for treating cystitis

Cystitis is so common nowadays, but with the threat of antibiotic resistance upon us, many of us are wary of paying too many visits to the doctor and instead, turning to self-help tips to get our symptoms under control. Read on to find out what our Women’s Health Advisor Emma Thornton recommends for treating cystitis at home.


Emma Thornton
Qualified Nutritionist (ANutr)
@EmmaThornton
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15 October 2018

Biotta Wild Mountain Cranberry Juice

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A combination of the fresh juice of organic cranberries together with birch and agave nectar.
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Our expert's top picks for a healthy bladder and dietary advice

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Key products for bladder health and cystitis management: Uva-ursi and Echinacea Complex, Cranberry …
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What's being asked

Will changing my diet help with cystitis?

There are many helpful things you can do diet-wise to reduce the likelihood of cystitis. • Drink ...
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Is cystitis infectious?

No, it’s a bacterial infection that cannot be caught and cannot spread to another person. It may ...
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How is cystitis diagnosed?

A urine sample is given to the doctor, who sends it for testing. A urinary tract infection is ...
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Can cystitis and thrush be linked?

If you suffer from both recurring thrush and cystitis, or find that when you develop one, the other follows soon after, you’ll know how frustrating it can be.

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Here’s what I recommend

Emma our women's health advisor recommends Uva-ursi complex to help ease symptoms of cystitis and cranberry to maintain bladder health.

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Did you know?

Cystitis is sometimes known as ‘honeymoon cystitis’. Why? Well, during sex, bacteria can spread from the perineum to the urethral opening. The risk of developing cystitis is therefore increased depending on the frequency you have intercourse (sorry honeymooners!).

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