Painful urination (dysuria) is a common symptom when dealing with infections in the urethra, bladder and kidneys, and can make you feel uncomfortable and even disrupt your daily activities. Dysuria affects men, women, and children and makes relieving yourself an extremely painful experience. Often this symptom is associated with infections such as urinary tract infections (UTI).

“Both women and men can experience dysuria and often it is described as a burning, stinging or itching sensation, with burning being the main description. This pain can be felt at either the beginning or the end of urination depending on the type of underlying cause you have,” explains Rashmita Davechand, brand manager of Tibb-Renotone, product of Tibb.  “Often the pain associated with dysuria can affect your personal and work life, and when experienced by children they will often refuse to urinate due to the pain, which can lead to other health complications. Treating this symptom together with the cause is a necessity.”

According to the Urology Care Foundation, UTIs which can cause dysuria, can be experienced by 2,5% of children and are most common in children under five years old, with girls being more prevalent, and in adults, women experience UTI’s 30 times more often than men. Women with mild dysuria should drink extra water to try and flush the urinary system together with pain medication and complimentary medication, such as Renotone. “Should the dysuria persist after 3 to 5 days after you have increased water intake and taken medication to help with the symptoms then the advice of a doctor should be sort before a more serious infection develops,” explains Davechand.  Dysuria might be a common symptom that many people experience due to an underlying cause, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that is it painful and uncomfortable and being able to manage this pain is an important step in the healing process. 

Lifestyle changes can also help to avoid dysuria and keep infections away:

  • Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps to flush out your urinary tract.
  • Vitamin C helps to keep your urine acidic which inhibits the growth of bacteria in the urinary tract. However, should you already be suffering from dysuria avoid anything that will increase your urine’s acidity levels.
  • After sexual intercourse woman should urinate to remove any bacteria from the urethra.
  • Quitting smoking and choosing a healthier lifestyle helps to avoid contracting an infection.

Treating dysuria alone won’t help the underlying cause, which needs to be diagnosed by a health practitioner, but with the symptoms reduced the possibility of carrying on with your daily life increases. Using a complimentary medication such as Tibb-Renotone from Tibb Health Sciences can help manage burning and painful urination, the persistent urge to urinate, bladder discomfort and the frequent passing of small amounts of urine. It is available in 60 tablets and 100ml syrup which is suitable for children from the age of 3+.

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