Whats the difference between cystitis and a UTI?
i was just wondering what the difference is between cystitis and a UTI? i used to get UTI’s a lot when i was younger, i hadnt had any for ages but over the past few months ive had 3 and a few people had said it could be cystitis… whats the difference and how do i know which one it is? thanks for any help
Basically, cystitis is inflammation in your bladder. It is caused by frequent UTIs, but then it’s like a cycle: when you have that inflammation, you are more prone to keep getting UTIs. Just make sure that you really kick your UTIs by taking ALL of your antibiotics, and be clean! (you know, the basics: wipe only from front to back, make sure you pee after you have sex, etc.) Also, you can prevent UTIs by drinking lots of water, drink d-mannose (it really does help!), and I know it’s kind of gross, but drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar regularly. You really can’t taste it that much if you drink it mixed in a big glass of water. Hope this helps!!