How clued up are you about cystitis?

 

How clued up are you about cystitis?

Take our quiz to find out how much you really know about cystitis

 
Who are more likely to get cystitis?
 
Correct
Your answer: Women

Women are more likely to get cystitis –
more than 2 million women in the UK have cystitis every year.
Incorrect
Your answer: Men

Anyone can get cystitis at any age, but it is more common in women.
Seek medical advice if symptoms arise in men and children.
Should you avoid sex if you have cystitis?
 
Correct
Your answer: Yes

You should avoid sex while the attack lasts as it may irritate your symptoms further.
Incorrect
Your answer: No

You should avoid sex while the attack lasts as it may irritate your symptoms further.
Drinking more water may help prevent cystitis
 
Correct
Your answer: True

Drink at least one to two litres (three or four pints) of water every day.
Incorrect
Your answer: False

Not drinking enough water can cause the urethra to become dry and
lead to crystals of uric acid irritating the delicate tissue.
Should you 'hold on' when you need to urinate?
 
Correct
Your answer: No

Go to the toilet as soon as you feel the urge to urinate
as this will help reduce the chance of infection.
Incorrect
Your answer: Yes

You should not try to 'hold on' for too long before urinating
as this can cause bacteria to multiply.
You always have to take antibiotics to get rid of cystitis
 
Correct
Your answer: False

Many cases of cystitis can be relieved with a little help from a treatment such as Cystopurin.
However if symptoms continue after completing the 48 hour treatment, please consult your doctor.
Incorrect
Your answer: True

For severe cystitis, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed by a doctor.
However mild cystitis can be relieved with a little help from a treatment such as Cystopurin.
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The   questions that you answered incorrectly was:
Who are more likely to get cystitis?
Should you avoid sex if you have cystitis?
Drinking more water may help prevent cystitis
Should you 'hold on' when you need to urinate?
You always have to take antibiotics to get rid of cystitis