Many women experience cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, during menopause. Cystitis often results from an imbalance in the body’s natural pH levels and can be caused by infections and other health conditions. Cystitis symptoms can include pain or burning during urination and blood in urine—and sometimes no symptoms at all! It’s important to know how to treat this condition, so read on for tips on how to overcome painful bladder syndrome and take back your life!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic digestive disorder that affects the large intestine. It causes abdominal pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits. The symptoms of IBS include bloating, constipation or diarrhea and nausea.
IBS may be triggered by stress, diet and life changes such as pregnancy or menopause.
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that affects the bladder. It causes pain and pressure in your bladder, frequent urination, and urgent need to urinate. You may also feel like your bladder is full or you have to go even when it’s empty.
It’s not clear what causes interstitial cystitis but it seems to be related to inflammation of the lining of your bladder wall (called “interstitium”). The inflammation can cause tiny scars on this lining which make it more sensitive to pressure from urine or blood flow through small blood vessels called capillaries near this area. This makes it harder for you to control when you pee, which leads to more discomfort when you do go because there’s more liquid coming out than usual–so things get messy quickly!
Urethrovaginal fistula is a condition that causes the formation of a connection between the urethra and vagina. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from your bladder to outside your body, while vaginas are… well… you know what they are.
The most common cause of this condition is pelvic surgery or radiation therapy to treat cancer. If you have had these treatments and experience symptoms like incontinence (inability to control urination), frequent urination, pain when you pee, burning when urinating and/or vaginal discharge then talk with your doctor as soon as possible because they may recommend surgery to correct this problem!
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in menopausal women, and can be caused by bacteria or fungi. UTIs can be treated with antibiotics, but it’s important to know that they’re not always preventable.
It’s important for menopausal women to drink plenty of water and wipe from front to back so that the bacteria don’t get into the urinary tract where they can cause infection.
Icterus, Nephritis and Proximal Tubulopathy
If you’re a woman in your 40s or 50s, you may have heard of idiopathic interstitial nephritis (IIN). IIN is a rare disease that causes inflammation of the kidneys. It’s usually caused by diabetes, autoimmune disorders, or infections. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle pain, headaches and joint pain.
In addition to these symptoms there are also more specific ones related to cystitis:
- Blood in urine
- Burning sensation when urinating
Renal Tubular Acidosis (RTA)
Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a kidney disorder that can cause blood and urine problems. RTA is caused by the kidneys not being able to properly regulate the acid in the body, which can lead to serious health problems.
The symptoms of RTA include:
- Nausea and vomiting
Cystitis can be a painful condition and even more so in menopausal women.
While the symptoms of cystitis in menopausal women are similar to those in younger women, there are some important differences. Menopausal women are more likely to have an underlying condition that causes cystitis, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This means that if you have a history of IBS or other gastrointestinal problems, it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible if you start experiencing urinary tract symptoms.
The other difference is that menopause can cause changes in hormones and blood flow, which may make it more difficult for your body to fight off infections like UTIs.
The best way to treat cystitis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. This can be done by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, limiting the use of soap or other chemicals on your genitals, wearing cotton underwear instead of synthetics and avoiding tight pants or jeans that hold moisture against your skin. If you do experience symptoms then see your doctor immediately so they can prescribe antibiotics which will help clear up any infection quickly!