Bladder inflammation

Anyone can develop bladder inflammation, although women are far more frequently affected than men. The most common cause of bladder inflammation are bacteria.

The characteristic symptoms of bladder inflammation are pains and cramps in the lower abdomen, burning during urination and a persistent urge to go to the toilet. Using the self-test, you can check whether your symptoms are suggestive of bladder inflammation.


Anyone who notices the typical features should react as soon as possible. If you develop the sensation of an infection, it is important to drink at least two-and-a-half to three litres and to obtain a diuretic from the Chemist’s or a Pharmacy in order to avoid having to use antibiotics.  

If symptoms last longer than three days, or if there is a fever or you notice blood in the urine, you should visit the doctor.

In 30-44 % of affected individuals – predominantly women – bladder inflammations occur repeatedly. Preventative measures to avoid bladder symptoms are advisable. 


Obtain advice from specialists on the treatment as well as the prevention of bladder inflammation.   

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Alternative to antibiotics?

Why are women so frequently affected? Frequent kidney and bladder conditions in women occur primarily due to the shorter urethra in the female sex. This means that microbes transmitted e.g. sexually can take root more quickly and produce an infection. This predisposition can be negatively influenced by a weak immune system, thin mucosal membranes, hormones and inappropriate intimate care. 

Symptoms of bladder conditions

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