Bladder infection is also known as (cystitis), Causes of Bladder Infections,

What is Bladder Infection?

Empty bladder

A Bladder infection is also known as cystitis. A Bladder is a container that stores urine made by the kidneys. The urine passes out from the bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body.

The term cystitis is refers to an inflammation (swollen) of urinary bladder. The inflammation can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection and may be short-term (acute) or long term (chronic).

    Bladder infection cause by bacteria

Causes of Bladder Infections

A bladder infection is also called a urinary tract infection (UTI). This infection occurs due to the retention (holding) of urine in the urethral tract which causes irritation and formation of a narrow track (Blockage), this blockage is responsible or leads to an infection which in turn affecting the bladder. 

The cause of Bladder infection is the obstruction of the urinary tract, which can be caused due to various reasons like enlarged prostate gland, injury, or a stone in the kidney.

Male urinary system
Female urinary system

Other causes of Bladder infections are:-

1. Sexual intercourse with a partners that is infected.

2. Delay to urinate after sexual intercourse.

3. Long term (Chronic) diabetes.

4. Change in urinary system.

5. Diagnosed with bladder or kidney infection within the past year.

6. Using unsanitary under wear.

7. Wearing undried under wears.


Sign and Symptoms of Bladder Infections

Bladder infections are a common problem in men that is highly misunderstood.

 There are many varieties of bladder infections, and each one has a different cause and effect. The most common variety is due to acute (short term) bacterial infection which occurs when there is an imbalance of bacteria in the urinary tract. Once the balance of healthy bacteria is disturbed, it allows for the multiplication of the bacteria causing the infection.


Some of the common symptoms of bladder infections include:

1. Frequent urination.

2. Strong, persistent urge to urinate.

3. Burning during or just after urination (dysuria).

4. Cloudy urine with a strong odor.

5. Bloody urine (hematuria).


Treatments of Bladder Infections

Bladder infections are extremely common and usually not a cause for concern. However, if person get frequent bladder infections or have other chronic bladder diseases person will probably want to avoid them. Person can prevent most bladder infections by taking certain steps in his daily hygiene. Also, should know that bladder infections can affect person sex life by causing painful urination and a burning sensation while peeing.

People with acute bladder infections are usually recommended a short course of antibiotics but people with more complicated bladder infections will have to take antibiotics for more than 10 days.

Unsweetened Cranberry juice or cranberry supplements can help prevent frequent bladder infections because Cranberry has compounds known as proanthocyanidins that can prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urethra and bladder.

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