Bladder Inflammation (Cystitis) : Symptoms, Causes, Types, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention


In addition to treating the underlying cause, lifestyle changes may also be recommended to prevent bladder inflammation and cystitis. These changes may include the following:

    • Drinking plenty of fluids, which helps the kidneys eliminate toxins, reduces the risk of urinary stones, and flushes out bacteria
    • Avoiding irritating foods and beverages such as coffee and alcohol if you have high sensitivity
    • Maintaining proper hygiene

If lifestyle changes are ineffective, medications that reduce bladder irritation or antibiotics may also be prescribed. For example, when patients need to keep a urinary catheter for an extended period, they can receive prophylactic antibiotic treatment.