15 July, 2022

What is Cystitis? Symptoms and Phage Therapy


What is Cystitis?

Cystitis is a bladder inflammation. The most common cause of bladder inflammations is bacterial infection, also known as UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). Cystitis is very painful and should be treated with care to avoid it spreading to the kidneys and causing serious problems.

Symptoms of Cystitis

    • Urinary incontinence
    • Scalding
    • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
    • Passing cloudy or strong-smelling urine
    • Kidney discomfort
    • Low temperature
    • Pelvic discomfort

Causes of cystitis

Cystitis is usually caused by the following:

  • Excessive consumption of antibiotics and medicines, leading to antibiotic resistance
  • Ultraviolet rays in the solarium
  • Excessive use of feminine hygiene products
  • Bladder or kidneys diseases
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Harmful bacteria are presented in sexually inactive women bodies

Bacterial Cystitis

Bacterial cystitis is caused by the E.coli bacteria, which enters the body through the urinary tract and multiplies there. Cystitis is three times more common in girls than in boys. About 20-25% of women get some form of cystitis at least once in their lifetime. 10% permanently complain of cystitis symptoms (chronic cystitis).

Phagyo® a treatment for cystitis

Since bacteria are the main cause of cystitis, phages, the natural “enemies” of bacteria, are used to treat them.  Phage therapy is used to prevent and treat chronic and acute bacterial infections through bacteriophages (or simply phages).

Phagyo® is one of the mostly widely used pharmaceutical phage products in Georgia and in the world of phage therapy. It is produced by JSC BioChimPharm (Phage Factory), a world leader in R&D and the manufacturing of phage preparations with nearly 100 years of technological tradition and know-how.

Phagyo®  is used for the treatment and prevention of the following bacterial purulent-inflammatory infections:

  • Bacterial infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract (inflammation of the sinuses, otitis media, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, pleuritis)
  • Gastroenterology (enterocolitis, cholecystitis, dysbiosis – Irritable bowel disease (IBS))
  • Urology (urethritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis)

Phagyo®  has liquid form that can be taken orally and/or through local procedures, in consultation with a doctor. The dosage for adults is 20ml two-three times a day. For more detailed information, please refer to this annotation.