Bladder infections involve the bladder and are commonly associated with bacterial infection. When bacteria enter the bladder, it may trigger a urinary tract infection and cause inflammation in the bladder (cystitis). For some woman, their bladder infection can be triggered after intercourse or other factors that increase the chance of having a bladder infection. 

For women who frequently have urinary tract infections they often face difficulty with antibiotic therapy become ineffective. At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we develop a treatment plan specific to your health needs. We help you get to the root of your health concerns by customizing treatment and helping implement positive lifestyle adjustments to help you get control of bladder infections.

Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of bladder infection (cystitis). 

+ What is Bladder Infection (Cystitis)?

A bladder infection is often due to bacteria entering the bladder which can cause urinary tract infections.

+ What causes Bladder Infection (Cystitis)?

As bacteria enters through the urethra, the bacteria moves into the bladder causing an infection. Once the bacteria enters into the bladder the bacteria is able to attach itself into the walls of the bladder and starts to grow at a rapid pace. As a result, the body's ability to destroy the bacteria becomes overwhelmed resulting in symptoms of a bladder infection.

The most common strain of bacteria that causes most bladder infections is Escherichia coli (E. coli). Which are a common bacteria found on inside our intestines.

Additional factors that can increase the likely hood of frequent bladder infections (cystitis) is intercourse and hormonal imbalance (low estrogen).

+ What are symptoms of Bladder Infection (Cystitis)?

Symptoms of a bladder infection can vary depending on the severity. The most common symptoms include:

Pain or burning when urinating
Cloudy or bloody urine
Increase in the frequency of urinating
Change in the smell of the urine (foul-smelling urine)
Increase in urgency of needing to pass urine
Lower abdominal or lower back pain

If you have mid-back pain accompanied with fever, chills, nausea or vomiting, your infection may have spread to your kidney, which requires urgent treatment.

+ Self-care & Prevention - Bladder Infection (Cystitis)

Diet: Cranberry products may help reduce the symptoms of bladder infections. Also drink plenty of water to help your body flush out the bacteria.

+ Treatment for PCOS - How We Can Help

Step 1 - Listen and understand your concerns: Listen to your health concerns, symptoms, review your health history and check your hormones.

Step 2 - Start your treatment plan to address your main areas of concern: Start your initial treatment plan to address bladder infection symptoms as well as identify and address underlying factors which may worsen your bladder infection symptoms.

Step 3 - Treating your root cause: Tailor your treatment to address both your symptoms and underlying factors and help your body reduce inflammation in the bladder by restoring the bladder walls to its normal structure and function.

Natural Bladder Infection (Cystitis) Treatment

NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's™ (Remove, Restore & Recover)

Remove Symptoms


Remove: Start addressing your bladder infection symptoms you are struggling the most with: frequent urination, urgency, bladder discomfort, intercourse discomfort, etc.

 Restore Hormones


Restore: Normal bladder function by addressing the underlying causes such as hormonal imbalance or chronic inflammation which may help restore normal bladder function. 

Recover Your Health


Recover: Tailor your treatment so you can eliminate bladder infection (cystitis) symptoms and feel better. Recover your health and say goodbye to bladder infections.