Treating cystitis: where to go?

The numbers relating to the spread of cystitis in the female population they are quite well known, but it is in any case useful to remember them to better frame the dimension of the problem: half of women suffer from this inflammation at least once a year, and within the following 12 months approximately 30% of them incurs one relapse.

In essence, several million people, mostly women, who have to deal with a disorder that can significantly worsen the quality of life. From this point of view, as the Prof. Massimo Lazzeri surgeon specializing in Urology, it is essential to try not to make mistakes the initial approach to treatment, to prevent evolution into a chronic form.

So no self-medication or improvised therapies, confirms Dr. Debora Marchiori, Specialist in Urology: the first step should always be the timely consultation with a specialist who knows how to listen to the patient and understand how to act in the specific case to prevent the onset of new episodes.

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In particular, i risks of a "do it yourself" therapy - Dr. Marchiori warns - concern the possible evolution of the problem: cystitis is in fact a process initially limited to the bladder but, when it is not properly treated, can trigger more complex symptoms, with severe pain and other unpleasant symptoms of the urinary, genital and intestinal tract.

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The specialized centers

All absolutely true, but in practice, who to turn to when the first symptoms appear? How to quickly find a specialized center where urologists and trained specialists work to rely on?
The scenario, in reality, seems disheartening, looking for example at the data of a pathology with a strong negative impact such as interstitial cystitis, which affects more than 1,000,000 Italian women but of which only 10% would receive a diagnosis correct in a short time, with the significant risk of a chronicization of the problem. Among other things, the negative consequences of chronic bladder inflammation can also determine problems not strictly related to the urinary tract: the "neurotoxic" effect of inflammation on activity of nerve cells could in some cases even lead to depressive phenomena.

A map to orient yourself

As Dr. Marchiori reiterates, direct contact with patients allows for a timely administration custom built therapy, which affects all the points where inflammation develops in the body, but above all by recovering the integrity of the waterproof layer and protective covering the bladder.
It therefore becomes decisive at this point to be able to count on valid information tools that allow you to orient yourself, addressing those who are able to use their experience and professionalism for a timely and effective intervention.

In this sense, the role of the web is irreplaceable in terms of speed and immediacy: this is the case with, a digital information project created to offer clear and reliable answers on urinary tract diseases, which provides patients with a new interactive support to facilitate meeting and dialogue with the Specialist, developed in partnership with Portale della Salute.


It is in fact available online map "Where to go?" with specialized centers for cystitis, spread throughout the territory, to which you can contact for information on the strategies and treatments to be followed. subdivision at the regional level, and therefore by province, makes it easy and immediate to identify the nearest center, with the certainty of quality, reliability and competence. In addition, the signaling with a special distinctive symbol on the map is particularly useful centers of reference for Interstitial Cystitis. A fundamental service for patients looking for an adequate diagnosis and therapy given the complexity of this pathology, where therapeutic timeliness is crucial.

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