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What is Cystitis (bladder infection, UTI)

What is Cystitis?

Cystitis is the medical term for a condition also known as ‘urinary tract infection’ (UTI) or simply bladder infection. Cystitis is a very common problem, especially among women: it is estimated that over half the women in Britain will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime [1].

Cystitis is one of the most common causes for attending medical consultations and its prevalence is thought to increase with age. An estimated 10-15% of women aged over 60 years have frequent bouts of cystitis [2]. Men and children can also be affected by cystitis but this is less common.

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