Getting Cystitis After Sex? 5 Non-Sex Causes

Date:2022-08-12 click:0
Many people get cystitis after having sex. Especially after women have sex, the chance of inducing cystitis is relatively high. Because women's urethra is relatively short, it is easy to cause the surrounding bacteria to invade during sex, so after entering the bladder, cystitis may be formed, which will cause pain in the lower abdomen. 

Some patients also have frequent urination and urgency and are even accompanied by hematuria. As the disease worsens, they may also experience chills or high fever symptoms. But some patients have no sexual activity. Why do they still suffer from cystitis? Many factors cause cystitis, and sex is only one of them.
There are many reasons for cystitis, so in addition to intercourse, what other bad habits can cause cystitis?
1. Bad habits
Unclean sexual life or frequent sexual life, not paying attention to personal hygiene, sharing bath towels, smoking and drinking alcohol, frequent consumption of spicy food, sedentary and other bad habits can lead to urinary tract infection, thus causing cystitis.
2. Drinking less water and often holding back urine
Drinking plenty of water and urinating will help flush the male bladder, remove bacteria from the body, and reduce the chance of cystitis infection. The female urethra is shorter than that of males, and bacteria can easily enter, which also reduces the function of the urethral mucosa to secrete bactericidal substances. Holding your urine for a long time can allow bacteria to grow in the urethra. Without the flushing of urine, bacteria can retrograde into the bladder causing acute inflammation.
3. Decreased immunity
When the immune system is weakened, the virulence of bacteria increases, and the possibility of bladder infection increases. The normal bladder is very resistant to bacteria, and it is difficult for bacteria to penetrate the bladder wall through the urothelium. The bacteria in the distal urethra generally cannot enter the bladder. Even if they enter the bladder, under normal circumstances, they will be excreted with the excretion of urine so that the bacteria cannot stay and multiply in the bladder and cause infection.
4. Not getting enough sleep
Almost all people with cystitis tend not to sleep enough or stay up late. Immunity becomes weak, resulting in weak mucosal resistance, making infection easy.
5. Related to menstrual cycle and ovulation
Some people are particularly susceptible to infection before or after menstruation, which is also due to hormonal changes and changes in mucosal resistance. In addition, during menstruation, the perineum is relatively unclean, and bacteria are easy to grow.
Although cystitis is common, in fact, as long as people pay more attention to the following matters, the chance of occurrence can be reduced:
1. Drinking more water and urinating more. To prevent cystitis, people should drink plenty of water, and when they feel the urge to urinate, they should excrete urine in time.
2. Paying attention to a nutritious diet. People should eat more fresh vegetables and diuretic fruits, such as watermelon, raw pears, melons, grapes, pineapples, etc.
3. Paying attention to good personal hygiene. Because the underwear is in direct contact with the reproductive organs, the patient should always pay attention to disinfection to avoid the bacteria on the underwear, which may lead to cystitis. The choice of underwear needs to be more careful. People should wear cotton underwear and avoid synthetic fiber products. Otherwise, it will prevent proper air circulation and promote the growth of bacteria.
4. Avoid wearing tight clothing, jeans, etc. Clothes that are too tight can easily allow bacteria to enter the urethra, causing inflammation.
5. Paying attention to healthy sex life. People should pay attention to the hygiene of sex. Sexual life can make the urethra rubbed, and bacteria can easily invade and cause ascending infection. A good method is to empty the urine after sexual life to flush the urethra.
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