How are cystitis and alcohol related and is it possible to drink alcohol in case of illness?
People suffer from a cystitis disease all year round. There is an opinion that the inflammation of the bladder can be picked up during the cold season. And it doesn’t matter that it is spring or autumn, winter or summer outside - this disease is ill at any time of the year. It is not necessary to freeze at the feet in rainy or frosty weather. Cystitis can get sick on the hottest day of summer, for example, by swimming in the sea and not disguised melting. And if the disease is caused by bacteria, then these parasites, believe me, live year round.
There are people for whom this disease has become a way of life. They experience constant torment. Otherwise it can not be called! The torment is accompanied by constant pain in the lower abdomen, in the perineal region during urination, burning and cutting. There is blood in the urine. And I want to go to the toilet all the time. The bladder misleads the patient, causing the urge to urinate, while remaining empty.
This disease greatly spoils the life of the patient. Think for yourself: for acute attacks of cystitis, you do not even want to put your nose out from under the blanket. The patient has one way - from the bed to the toilet and back. There are cases when the disease appears at the most inappropriate moment of life. You are waiting for a family holiday or your own birthday, and here, as in a nightmare, the bladder mucosa is inflamed. What we are going to do? Celebrate or discourage? Naturally, you are at a loss as you have planned one thing, but it turns out quite another. Many are interested in the question, is it possible to drink alcohol during inflammation of the bladder? Let's try to understand this issue.
Alcohol and cystitis: are these two concepts compatible?
Any doctor will confirm to you that alcohol in cystitis is a taboo, despite the fact that after their use the drink gets into the bladder almost last. You should not pin hopes that its composition has changed, passing through other organs. Alcohol, getting into the bladder, provokes irritation of its mucous membrane.
Some patients begin to self-medicate and use beer as a medicine, relying on the fact that this drink is diuretic and will help to remove bacteria from the body more quickly. This is a huge misconception! The beer contains alcohol, which will even more provoke irritation of the mucous membrane of the urea. No need to be naive and think that beer in our time is of high quality and is made only from natural raw materials. In modern alcoholic beverages, more chemistry than natural substances.
It should be remembered that no type of alcoholic beverages is a cure for the inflammatory process. Alcohol, on the contrary, is an accomplice in the development of the disease.
How to get rid of acute cystitis after drinking alcohol
If you immediately resort to the right medical measures, then you greatly alleviate your condition. And if you give up and wait for a miracle, the miracle will not happen. It is necessary to act immediately and purposefully. Naturally, after drinking alcohol, chronic cystitis can turn into an acute form. Will begin severe pain, cramps and burning during urination. What is there to tell, the symptoms are familiar to you. What to do first?
First, drink plenty of fluids. If there is a cranberry or lingon at home, then make juice from these berries. They contain vitamins that kill harmful bacteria. If there are no berries, then drink purified water, preferably non-carbonated.
In your first-aid kit, you should always have Urolesan drops, Furadonin tablets or Monural. Furadonin refers to antibiotics. It eliminates harmful microorganisms. Useful extracts and oils of conifers, contained in Urolesan, will have a cleansing, anti-inflammatory and soothing effect. And only one bag of Monural is able to very quickly relieve you of all the symptoms of inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder. Do not risk your health and give up the use of alcoholic beverages for the entire period of treatment of cystitis.
Can alcohol provoke cystitis?
Doctors often warn patients that alcohol and cystitis are interrelated. Bladder problems are exacerbated when the patient allows himself to drink. Ethyl alcohol irritates the entire body, including the excretory system.
As a result, there is inflammation, which was not there before, or the existing one is aggravated. And the disease must be treated under the guidance of a competent doctor. Otherwise, the patient may cause serious damage.
Ethyl alcohol irritates the entire body, including the excretory system
The effect of alcohol on the course of cystitis
Manifestations of cystitis are compounded if a person drinks at least a glass of vodka or a glass of beer. Alcoholic beverages get into the kidneys of a drunkard, and from the kidneys - straight into the urine. In its walls the inflammatory process begins, their sensitivity to pathogenic microorganisms increases.
When this occurs, not only irritation of the diseased organ, but also new inflammatory processes occur. The functioning of the bladder is impaired. The patient suffers from the constant urge to urinate. Microbes in this situation multiply more actively.
The bladder is a spherical organ that accumulates fluid daily consumed by the body. A healthy body does not hurt when it is full, and, accordingly, its volume changes. It can contain up to 0.5 liters of fluid. If an inflammatory process occurs, the bacteria “attack” it from the inside and outside. The patient has to go to the toilet more often - this and other signs of discomfort occur at the most inappropriate moments.
Cystitis can not be considered "harmless." It poses a threat even to the life of a person who has become ill with it! In addition, severe forms often require surgery. And this is an unpleasant and expensive treatment. Therefore, treatment should begin immediately, so that complications do not begin.
However, some patients continue to drink despite the problem. And doctors remind that alcohol is not a cure for inflammatory processes. This applies to both men and women.
Alcohol with cystitis in women is much more dangerous than in men.
However, alcohol with cystitis in women is much more dangerous than in men. Here we should mention several features of the course of this pathology in women. They are as follows:
- Women develop bladder inflammation more often than men.
- A woman suffering from cystitis at the time of treatment has to give up sex - this is an inconvenience for her husband. Therefore, he must ensure that his wife does not drink and takes a responsible attitude toward herself and her health.
- Sexually active women may be pregnant. Alcohol not only affects the health of the conceived child, but also affects the state of the mother. The combination of "alcohol and pregnancy" - a guarantee of exacerbation of cystitis. In addition, treatment must be carried out in view of the fact that a pregnant woman cannot prescribe a number of drugs. Therefore, recovery is slower.
Conclusion: Is it possible to drink with cystitis?
Is it possible to drink alcohol with cystitis? The answer is unequivocal: this is unacceptable. Although the bladder is the last to receive a “blow” from the ethanol taken by a person, it is seriously affected by it. After all, the composition of the substance practically does not change after passing through other human organs.
A separate category of patients are those who are keen on beer as a cure for cystitis. This is a serious patient mistake! Beer is an alcoholic drink, albeit a light one. And the alcohol contained in the foam liquid irritates the mucous membrane of an already diseased organ.
Beer is not a cure for cystitis!
It is also made not from natural raw materials, but from chemicals. They also do not make the consumer healthier. In addition, they are harmful to the kidneys and digestive tube, as well as to the liver.
In inflammation, drunkenness is a catalyst for exacerbation of the disease. Every person suffering from cystitis should remember this. In case of problems with the excretory system, vodka, beer, wine and all sorts of alcoholic cocktails are strictly prohibited!
How alcohol affects the urinary system
Cystitis - inflammation of the bladder, is a common problem in young and middle-aged people. Diagnosed more often in women, every fourth woman had a problem with frequent urination during her life. This is due to the anatomical features of the female body (short urethra, close to the anus). The etiological factor is a bacterial infection that has got into the urea in various ways. In the list of causes that can provoke cystitis - regular or episodic drinking.
The risk of getting sick does not depend on the degree of alcoholic beverage. Both weak and strong alcohol can lead to the disease, which:
- annoying and dehydrating
- reduces self-control,
- suppresses immunity
- violates the metabolism when taking drugs
- accumulates in the urinary organs (prostate, urethra, appendages).
The body does not accumulate, most of it (90–98%) is transformed and excreted by the kidneys. The rest (2–10%) is excreted unchanged through the urinary system, irritating the mucous membranes of the urea and urethra. In response to irritation, prostaglandins (inflammatory mediators) are produced, triggering the onset of the inflammatory process. The resistance of the body falls, it becomes vulnerable to pathogenic bacteria, always present in the urogenital area.
Alcohol as a cause of inflammation
Cystitis after alcohol is easy to diagnose. Typical symptoms usually appear the next morning after drinking. It is possible to confirm the “alcoholic” origin of the disease by a biochemical method, but, as a rule, anamnesis is sufficient.
Ethanol - a psychoactive substance, its reception, with rare exceptions, reduces the ability to control behavior and actions. The drunk person, especially not in moderation, is inclined to supercool and to have casual sexual relations, often resulting in infections of the genitourinary system. Alcohol of any strength can provoke infection of the urinary organs.
- Frequent painful urination.
- Feeling of incomplete emptying of the urea.
- Lower back pain, fever.
- By turbidity of urine, the appearance of mucus in it.
The severity of the course of the disease depends on the aggressiveness of the disease agent and the state of the immune system. In abusive cases, it is usually weakened; therefore, alcohol lovers suffer from cystitis more often, especially women. The acute form becomes chronic, the next intake of alcohol can cause inflammation. Given the adverse effects of ethanol on the entire body, it should be avoided.
Compatibility of alcohol and disease
With cystitis from alcohol should be abandoned. For two reasons - so as not to cause a double blow to the patient's body and due to the lack of compatibility of ethyl alcohol with the preparations of basic therapy. In case of inflammation of the bladder, antibacterial agents and uroseptics of the nitrofuran series are appointed, which are incompatible with ethanol (danger of a disulfiram-like reaction).
- Ceftriaxone, cefotaxime,
- Biseptol, Sumetrolim,
- Metronidazole, Ornidazole,
- Furadonin, Furamag.
Joint use of alcohol and drugs prescribed during therapy increases the risk of poisoning with acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of ethanol. An increase in its concentration in the blood occurs as a result of the blockade of the enzyme that breaks it down (acetaldehyde dehydrogenase). The result will be a life-threatening symptom complex that requires urgent medical attention.
Types of alcoholic beverages differ in strength, manufacturing features and composition. Most of them are obtained by fermentation and in addition to alcohol contain a lot of additional components (preservatives, dyes, stabilizers, flavor enhancers).
Even the most harmless low alcohol drink, taken during the treatment of cystitis, is able to provoke undesirable reactions - from allergic to teturamone.
Cognac and Vodka
Two different alcoholic drinks, made from different raw materials, according to different technologies. One thing unites them - a high degree of ethyl alcohol. Half a cup (100 ml) 40 ⁰ tinctures may well cause cystitis. High-quality vodka is made from wheat, subjected to repeated purification, without impurities.
Cognac is made from grapes, purified only at the stage of distillation, a multi-component drink. Alcohol with cystitis is contraindicated especially in the acute period. After recovery, episodic brandy consumption is possible not more than 30 ml per day. When inflammation of the walls of the bladder vodka is a prohibited product.
In moderate doses, natural non-bonded wine:
- boosts immunity
- improves digestion
- increases urination.
Such alcohol has a lot of healing qualities, but it is undesirable to use it in case of inflammation of the bladder. Outside of an aggravation white semisweet or sweet Angevin is allowed. Red wine with cystitis can not drink, especially fortified. The benefits of powdered wine drinks are dubious.
Quality natural beer is made without the addition of alcohol. Malt, hops, yeast and water are used in its production. It has diuretic, bactericidal and immunomodulatory properties. Doctors speak very cautiously about the benefits of industrial beer, since it is far from a natural product. During exacerbation of the disease it is impossible to drink it for the following reasons:
- contains alcohol (3.5–6 ⁰) and yeast,
- replete with various additives,
- irritates the kidneys and ureters,
- retains fluid, causes swelling,
- increases urination.
Little about cystitis
First, remember what cystitis is. Everyone knows what is called bladder inflammation. If you delve into the question, it is an inflammatory process that originates and develops in its mucous layers. Symptoms of the disease would be tolerable if they were limited only to frequent urge to urinate and temperatures above 38 degrees. However, they add a burning sensation that occurs in the genitals, and sharp severe pain in the lower abdomen. If you think that this can be easily transferred, it means that you have never had cystitis, after which you would never begin to reason like that.
The wide spread of the disease contributes to a wide variety of reasons why it can develop:
- very often ladies who like to dress easily even in severe frosts become victims of cystitis,
- cystitis can manifest itself after or during infectious diseases,
- tight underwear contributes to the penetration of infections
- improper nutrition and, as a result, frequent constipation,
- sedentary and sedentary lifestyle
- even depression often leads to such unpleasant consequences.
However, there is one more reason closely related to the topic of our article. This is a frequent use of alcohol.
Why it happens? Everyone knows that alcohol causes frequent urination. If you take it regularly, respectively, and the state in which a person visits the toilet several dozen times a day becomes something permanent. This leads to dehydration, urine becomes concentrated and begins to irritate the mucous membranes of the bladder. As a result, we get inflammation, that is, cystitis.
We will not speak in detail about the treatment now, but some points need to be mentioned so that it becomes clear how alcohol consumption can affect it.
The treatment plan in each case is determined by the doctor after receiving the test results and assessing the patient's condition. However, common points are always there. So, not to do without antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, often need painkillers and immunostimulants.
As an integral part of the treatment, measures are needed that reduce the burden on the urinary system and avoid the appearance of complications. It:
- strict diet. Complete rejection of fried, fat, smoked and very salty,
- the use of pure water - at least two liters. Water copes with the purification of the kidneys from the toxins accumulating in them,
- plentiful drink: herbal teas, fruit drinks.
Little about beer
And now let's talk about the effect of a foamy drink on our body and the bladder in particular. After this, it will become clearer whether to drink alcohol during the treatment period for cystitis.
So, each bottle of beer contains hops and malt, which, in principle, is even useful. However, a considerable dose of ethyl alcohol is added to them, which cannot be called a desirable product for the body. What else do we see in the composition? Depending on the brand - various preservatives, flavor enhancers, colorants and thickeners. In general, a huge amount of chemistry, which will go through our kidneys and urinary system. Is it necessary to the already inflamed bladder?
Лечение женщин при цистите подразумевает прием различных лекарственных средств, о которых мы говорили выше. How does alcohol mix with them? There are various options for developments, but they are all with a minus sign. The most common effect is the weakening of the action of drugs, this is most often observed when alcohol comes into contact with antibiotics. They are removed from the body much faster, so they do not have time to exert the necessary influence on his enemies. Given the fact that the treatment process must be continuous, one evening with beer will easily nullify all your efforts to get rid of the disease.
Since there are a lot of chemicals in the composition of beer, no one can predict exactly what the result of their “meeting” with the drugs being taken will be. It is possible that the drugs will simply leave the body, “walking” on it to no avail. As an option - an allergy will manifest itself or an upset stomach will begin. But we can not exclude the more serious consequences.
After drinking alcohol fluid in the body is delayed. That is, we have the effect opposite to that which we need for cystitis.
Ethyl alcohol irritates both the kidneys and the bladder. Hence the frequent urination to urinate. Since cystitis and so provokes a similar problem, after they are superimposed on each other, you no longer want any holidays, if only the toilet was near.
The myth of the benefits of beer
The myth of the benefits of beer originated in those ancient times when this drink was natural. And then, of course, he was not yet a myth. Now the situation is somewhat different, which we hope has become clear from the story about the composition of a frothy drink, in which alcohol is not always the most harmful component.
The benefit of beer is explained by the presence of hops in it. And here we will say that hops for cystitis is highly and highly recommended. However, there is no need to take it inside. Doctors recommend using hops for washing. And, of course, not in the form of beer. Hop cones must be brewed and hygiene procedures must be carried out with the broth obtained. Very soon they will help to get rid of the burning sensation, which will significantly ease the condition of the patient.
And a few more words about beer. For women, this is, in principle, not the most useful and recommended drink. It has a negative effect on the body in general and on hormones in particular. As for combining alcohol with the treatment of cystitis, consider whether a glass of frothy drink suffers from the suffering that you have to endure due to, in fact, a break in taking medications, which makes all previous efforts meaningless?
The effect of alcohol on the human urinary system
Cystitis has many manifestations. It reduces the possibilities of the immune system of the human body. This simplifies the process of pathogenic microflora, which irritates the bladder and its walls, causing an inflammatory process.
With the intensification of an infectious inflammatory process in the urinary system, pain and burning during urination appear. Moreover, the severity of such symptoms in women is noted to a greater extent than in men.
And what is the effect of alcohol in this case? When ingested, it is in the digestive system. After that, its decay products are already in the bladder.
Despite this, they irritate the mucous membrane of the organ, which aggravates the disease and minimizes the therapeutic effect of the treatment.
It is because of the negative effect of alcohol on the urinary system, the doctor strongly recommends that you completely give up alcohol and any products containing it with cystitis. Even after recovery, they should not get carried away. During periods of remission, it is recommended to drink broths and fruit drinks in large quantities, as well as clean water.
Is alcohol tolerated for cystitis?
On the question of whether it is possible to drink alcohol with cystitis, experts unanimously answer in the negative. The problem is its irritating effect on the walls of the bladder, which only aggravates the inflammatory process occurring in this area.
Along with this, alcohol consumption significantly reduces or completely neutralizes the therapeutic effect of the medications taken by the patient. There is in pharmacology and an extensive group of medicines, the reception of which can not be combined with alcohol. Otherwise it threatens with negative consequences, hypertrophied side effects and even consequences of an irreversible nature.
Another feature of alcohol is that the period of its complete elimination from urine is at least two days. This explains such a negative impact and a serious exacerbation of the pathological process in the bladder.
All this confirms that the use of alcohol in cystitis is unacceptable.
Is it possible to drink beer with cystitis?
People believe that beer with cystitis can contribute to the treatment of disease. This opinion is reinforced by the diuretic effect characteristic of a frothy drink (supposedly it contributes to the removal of pathogenic microorganisms from the bladder) by the beneficial effect of one of its main components, hop. Hop in folk medicine is considered an important source for the body of trace elements and vitamins.
So, is it possible to drink beer with cystitis? Despite the above arguments, the answer to the question remains negative. In the case of drinking beer with inflammation of the bladder increases the risk of complications, the drink contributes to the development of the disease, reducing the body's defenses.
The main component of this drink is far from natural hops. He was replaced by chemicals that adversely affect the course of the inflammatory process, irritate the bladder mucosa.
The presence of alcohol negates the positive effect characteristic of natural hop.
Beer, like other alcoholic beverages, is banned for cystitis. In addition to these reasons, it should be noted that most medicines are incompatible with alcohol, especially in small doses.
Can alcohol contribute to the development of cystitis?
According to statistics obtained in recent studies, it was found that in many cases, cystitis develops after alcohol. The disease introduces significant discomfort and can cause serious consequences.
Alcohol is a component of any of the alcoholic beverages in varying concentrations. It tends to accumulate in the bladder after passing through the organs of the digestive tract.
During the period of its stay in the cavity of the bladder in the composition of urine, it irritates its walls. It activates the synthesis of prostaglandins - components that provoke the inflammatory process. This increases the availability of the bladder for exposure to pathogenic microflora.
The main reason for the development of cystitis may make excessive alcohol consumption. Why you should give up alcohol for the treatment of cystitis
During an acute inflammatory process in the bladder, not only painful or just unpleasant sensations appear, but the daily number of urination significantly increases up to two dozen times a day. Concentrated urine has a serious irritant effect on the mucous membrane of the organ, provoking the complications of the disease and its transition to the chronic form.
Treatment of cystitis involves taking drugs with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect. To maintain the body's defenses, vitamins and minerals are prescribed. All of them are incompatible with alcohol, in a minimal amount.
Assuming their use, a number of effects appear that can affect both the cardiovascular and digestive, as well as the central nervous system of the body.
If the external symptoms of cystitis against the background of the treatment disappeared, it is categorically impossible to interrupt the therapy previously recommended by the doctor. Even after the onset of remission, it is unacceptable to immediately start drinking alcohol. Otherwise, the influence of alcohol can provoke an exacerbation of the disease.
Cystitis is a disease from which it is impossible to get rid of, if you do not rebuild the usual rhythm of life. To accelerate recovery, you will have to completely give up alcohol, while increasing fluid intake and strictly follow the recommendations of the treatment menu.
Along with this, measures are required to restore the body's defenses and strengthen the immune system.
Consequences and dangers
Alcohol use in cystitis is fraught with complications, including:
- interstitial form — lesion of the muscular layer of the bladder,
- the appearance of blood in the urine (hematuria),
- pyelonephritis (inflammation of the kidneys),
- disulfiram-like phenomena.
Alcohol-containing drinks with drugs for cystitis, which are biochemically incompatible with alcohol, are especially dangerous. This can trigger a life-threatening disulfiram-like reaction, from which the patient may die.
- face redness,
- nausea, vomiting,
- pressure increase
- trembling all over
- anxiety, choking,
- feeling the fear of death.
Treatment and Prevention
In the treatment of cystitis "alcoholic" or "non-alcoholic" origin, drugs of the same pharmacological groups are used: antibiotics, uroseptics, phytochemicals. The principle of treatment and medication set also do not differ and pursue one goal - to permanently get rid of inflammation. The success of therapeutic measures depends largely on the attitude of the patient to their health. Strict compliance with medical requirements contributes to the speedy recovery.
- completely give up alcohol
- take medication regularly
- maintain drinking mode (up to 3 liters per day),
- empty your bladder regularly,
- monitor the hygiene of the urinary organs,
- follow a diet, eat berry fruit drinks (cranberries, lingonberries),
- avoid hypothermia.
Alcohol creates prerequisites for the occurrence of inflammation in the genitourinary area. In 80% of cases, the cause of cystitis is a bacterial or viral infection, but nevertheless, urologists consider cystitis a disease of drinking patients. Protect from relapses can a healthy lifestyle and careful attitude to their health.
Causes of Cystitis
The causative agents of cystitis most often become E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus. In women, it develops more often due to the peculiarities of the anatomical structure of the urogenital system. In men - as a consequence of chronic prostatitis.
In girls, the disease is caused by dysbacteriosis of the vagina, in boys - phimosis. It happens and accidental infection in the urethra.
The reasons may be:
- infectious diseases (ARVI, flu),
- severe hypothermia
- frequent stress and depression,
- addiction to constipation
- tight underwear
Symptoms of cystitis, the manifestations of which increase from alcohol:
- cutting pains and burning when urinating,
- increased urination, sometimes false urges to him,
- dull discharge from the urethra, often with pus.
With cystitis in women, aggravated by the use of alcohol, there are such symptoms:
- redness and itching in the vulva,
- discomfort and painful intercourse,
- frequent urge (especially at night) to urinate,
- discharge with an unpleasant odor.
Can I drink beer for cystitis? All alcoholic beverages irritate the bladder wall mucosa and increase the symptoms and development of cystitis. Some people believe that beer is good to drink even with cystitis, thanks to its main component, hops.
Hops really contain many trace elements and vitamins. However, the alcohol contained in beer only worsens the condition of the bladder walls and increases the painful symptoms of cystitis. And in our time, the composition of the drink is very different from ancient recipes. Now it is a mixture of water, chemical elements and alcohol. Even folk herbal tinctures recommended for chronic cystitis should be taken drop by drop, strictly following the dosage.
And in case of acute cystitis, any alcoholic drinks should be categorically excluded so as not to aggravate the disease. In addition, there are bladder overload and stretching, which further reduces its functionality.
The infection penetrates the bladder in different ways:
- ascending - through the urethra,
- downward - from the kidneys,
- from other organs through the blood or lymph.
Urinalysis makes it possible to determine cystitis by the excess rate of leukocytes, the presence of red blood cells in the morning portion. Sometimes the causative agent of inflammation is also found.
To determine whether spirits consumed the day before caused inflammation, an analysis of the average portion of urine according to Nechiporenko was carried out. This study analyzes the cellular composition of urine, the number of red blood cells, leukocytes and epithelium. Women should additionally take a vaginal smear to clarify the overall picture of the disease.
For each case of cystitis, the doctor, after analyzing the test results and, after assessing the patient’s general condition and complaints, selects the treatment method and necessary preparations.
Treatment of "alcoholic" cystitis
Cystitis can "run wild" after drinking alcohol on the eve of severe hypothermia. Painful cramps in the lower abdomen, burning sensation when urinating, frequent urging to the toilet speak of inflammation of the bladder mucosa, which normally performs a protective function.
Disruption of the normal state of the mucous membrane frees the path of pathogenic microorganisms to the cells of the walls - inflammation occurs. If you do not go to the doctor and try to solve the problem yourself, the disease progresses rapidly and leads to very serious complications.
Drinking alcohol during the treatment of cystitis, the patient reduces the effects of drugs, and some drugs can give a negative effect. Many drugs are not compatible with alcohol. Alcohol in the urine is delayed for 2 days and contributes to the development of cystitis.
When the first symptoms of cystitis appear, the drug monural, the antibiotic furadonin, the anti-inflammatory agent urolesan can help. For anesthesia - no-shpa. And you should definitely consult a doctor, as after the withdrawal of symptoms, the disease can continue to develop.
The treatment prescribed antibacterial and anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as immunostimulants and painkillers.
Antibiotics, when combined with alcohol, are rapidly excreted from the body and do not have time to produce the necessary therapeutic effect. Sometimes drugs with alcohol cause allergies or upset stomach.
Treatment of cystitis involves a number of additional measures that must be performed by each patient. For the fastest recovery of the bladder mucosa, leaching of pathogenic bacteria from it and in order to avoid complications of cystitis:
- eliminate the use of alcohol in all types and doses,
- To enhance the filtration of the kidneys and clean the bladder, drink 2-3 liters of fluid per day (recommended by the attending physician):
- cranberry juice (has anti-bactericidal properties), lingonberry juice,
- alkaline mineral (no gas) room temperature water (relaxes muscles, reduces pain),
- natural juices (carrot),
- herbal decoctions (plantain, flax seeds), weak teas
- you need to urinate frequently to prevent stagnation (urine carries bacteria out of the bladder),
- women must wash themselves after each toilet,
- not to allow hypothermia, it aggravates the course of the disease,
- follow the recommended diet: eat steamed, baked dishes with very limited use of salt and spices. Heavy eating before lunch. In the evening - easy-to-digest foods: fruits, vegetables, cereals, kefir, greens.
For the destruction of bacteria simultaneously in the bladder and in the genitals, women are prescribed vaginal suppositories. A decoction of hop cones for women can be used for washing, it relieves itching and painful burning sensation when urinating.
To reduce the risk of disease recurrence, it is recommended:
- to completely eliminate or limit the dose of alcohol as much as possible: a healthy person can drink no more than 30 g (for women) - 40 g (for men) of pure alcohol,
- drink large quantities of natural juices, berry fruit drinks, mineral water, decoctions of herbs (2 liters of liquid and more during the day),
- during sedentary work, do regular warm-up standing, physical exercise,
- avoid severe hypothermia
- follow a diet that excludes spicy, salty foods, spices,
- regularly empty the bladder and intestines,
- women need to be washed regularly and regularly, examined by a gynecologist,
- wear underwear made from natural, cotton fabrics that do not hinder movement, do not rub and squeeze the vulva.
Frequent exacerbation of cystitis (several times a year) may indicate other chronic diseases of the urinary organs.
If you wish to use alcohol tinctures of traditional medicine for the treatment and prevention of recurrent cystitis, you should consult a doctor and follow the recommended dose. Alcohol drops diluted with water before ingestion.
Can alcohol cause illness
More often, cystitis manifests symptoms after hypothermia. But it is often the cause of worsening state of health with cystitis or provoking disease, is alcohol.
The diuretic properties of alcoholic beverages lead to dehydration, an increase in urine concentration, which provokes irritation of the bladder.
The negative impact of alcohol is that ethanol slows recovery, reduces the protective functions of the body. Such an effect can make the disease longer, lingering.
If cystitis appears due to the intake of alcoholic beverages, they should be completely abandoned. Women become more susceptible to the disease due to the anatomical structure of the body. Men are also subject to the disease, although compared with women, the risk of cystitis among men is slightly lower.
The influence of alcohol on the course of the disease
After alcohol intake, the disease begins to develop more actively. Alcohol badly affect the mucous membranes, irritating the bladder. The negative impact does not end there. The protective functions of immunity begin to work worse, ethanol affects the state of the nervous, cardiovascular systems.
In addition to irritating the walls of the bladder, reducing the effectiveness of drugs, alcoholic beverages can create favorable conditions for the development of cystitis. Passing filtration through the kidneys, the drinks enter the bladder, its walls become inflamed. Irritation, an inflammatory process in the mucous membranes, which are the main cause of the disease, may appear due to the frequent use of alcohol.
Stress, sedentary work, physical inactivity, stomach diseases and a number of other factors can provoke the appearance of cystitis. If spirits do not become a catalyst for the process, they can significantly increase the unpleasant symptoms:
- burning, cutting pains,
- false urge to urinate,
- increased urination.
It is worth knowing that alcohol can linger in the urine for up to two days. Consequently, the negative impact on health is prolonged. During this time, the effectiveness of drugs also decreases, and the risk of improper absorption of drugs increases.
Can I drink alcohol during treatment?
Acceptance of alcohol during treatment also adversely affects the state of health.
When treating cystitis medications are prescribed:
- Stimulating immunity.
The active ingredients are concentrated in the bladder for directional action in this area.
Alcohol interferes with the normal action of drugs, reduces efficacy.
Antibiotics combined with alcohol are quickly washed out of the body, their concentration decreases. Do not have time to manifest therapeutic properties. The combination of alcohol with other drugs may cause gastrointestinal upset, allergies.
Opinion that beer helps cure cystitis is quite common. Drink provokes more frequent visits to the toilet, this property is considered positive in the treatment of inflammation. But the benefits of beer are more myth than reality.
During treatment it is helpful to drink more fluids, so the pathogenic bacteria are better excreted from the body. But it is the alcohol contained in the beer that negates the benefits of the diuretic effect. In addition, instead of a positive effect, beer can put an extra load on the urinary system, which only worsens the situation.
Useful in cystitis is hops, which is part of the beer. The plant contains beneficial substances that can alleviate the symptoms of the disease. But to show the medicinal properties of hops can only as an infusion, or a decoction that does not contain alcohol. The ethanol contained in the beer eliminates the beneficial effect. Hop-based decoctions are advised to be taken drop by drop, in accordance with the dosage, under the supervision of the attending physician.
In modern drinks there are often many chemicals - flavors, colors, flavors, preservatives. This whole cocktail gives an additional load on the body. Even non-alcoholic beer contains a low percentage of ethanol.
Cystitis is poorly compatible with alcoholic beverages. It does not depend on their strength and quantity.
People who do not limit themselves in alcohol are most prone to the occurrence of cystitis. Symptoms of the disease are manifested in unpleasant sensations in the abdomen, frequent urge to emit urine, feeling cramps, burning, fever.
Wine with cystitis
Perhaps the only exception was the wine, which can be consumed only with the permission of the doctor. The grape drink also has limitations - no more than one or two glasses during the meal. It is important that not every wine can be drunk. Red is banned, but white semi-sweet can be allowed in the diet.
White wine, if taken in limited quantities, can even be beneficial for cystitis. The drink has the following properties:
- bactericidal action
- slight diuretic effect
- improving blood supply to tissues and organs
But with the acute course of the disease, it is better to refuse wine. But as a prophylaxis or in the remission stage of the disease, white wine can have a positive effect.
The combination of alcohol and medicines can be unpredictable, and the deterioration of the protective functions of the mucous membranes can aggravate the course of the disease. To avoid complications, with exacerbation of cystitis, alcohol should be completely excluded from use.