Vaccination against cystitis!

Bladder infection (cystitis) mostly affects women. Although the urinary tract infection is often uncomplicated, the symptoms are very unpleasant and can interfere with everyday life. Severe and recurring infections are also associated with pain. Vaccination can help prevent chronic cystitis.

Cystitis  usually  occurs when various pathogens get into the urethra and multiply there. Women in particular are affected. The causes are different. One reason is that the short urethra allows bacteria and other pathogens to get into the bladder more quickly than in men.

The changing hormonal balance and a weak  immune  system can also be responsible for the urinary tract infection (UTI). Many women therefore avoid going to the swimming pool, as this can encourage UTIs. The desire for sex can also decrease due to fear of contact with pathogens and a subsequent bladder infection.

Prevent cystitis: Vaccination helps in the long term

Six out of ten women take  antibiotics for an acute bladder infection . Although the drug can help with acute cystitis, experts advise against taking antibiotics regularly due to the side effects and the development of resistance.

Vaccination is therefore recommended for chronic cystitis. Immunoprophylaxis StroVac ®  is used against the five most common cystitis pathogens:

  • Escherichia coli, also known as coliform bacteria
  • Proteus is wonderful
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Morganella morganii

The probability of preventing chronic cystitis through vaccination is 50 to 80 percent.

The most common side effects of vaccination are limited to temporary vaccine reactions such as:

  • Redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Fatigue and flu-like symptoms
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea

This is how the vaccination against cystitis works

The basic immunization consists of three intramuscular injections, which are given at intervals of two weeks. A booster should be given after about a year, further boosters can be vaccinated according to medical recommendations.

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