Who gets cystitis?

 

Who gets cystitis?

4 out of 5 women will get cystitis at least once in their lifetime. You may wonder why do I get cystitis? But some people in particular are more likely to experience the symptoms:

  • Young women - who tend to have sex more often
  • Pregnant women - as body changes make urinary infections more likely
  • Post-menopausal women - as the bladder lining is thinner and more prone to infection
  • Elderly women - who are less mobile or have difficulty emptying their bladder
 

Although it's less common, men and children can also suffer from cystitis. In these cases, it's important to seek medical advice as soon as symptoms arise.