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Interstitial cystitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Date:2013-04-29 click:

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition characterized by a combination of uncomfortable bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in your pelvis, which can range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain.

 

What causes interstitial cystitis?

 

No one knows what causes IC, but doctors usually believe that it is a real physical problem and not a result, symptom, or sign of an emotional problem. Because the symptoms of IC are varied, most researchers believe that it represents a spectrum of disorders rather than one single disease. It's likely that many people with interstitial cystitis also have a defect in the protective lining (epithelium) of their bladder. A leak in the epithelium, for example, may allow toxic substances in urine to irritate your bladder wall.

 

What are the symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

 

Interstitial cystitis symptoms include:

 

Pain in your pelvis (suprapubic) or between the vagina and anus in women or between the scrotum and anus in men (perineal).
Chronic pelvic pain.
A persistent, urgent need to urinate.
Frequent urination, often of small amounts, throughout the day and night. People with severe interstitial cystitis may urinate as often as 60 times a day.
Pain during sexual intercourse.

 

What are the treatments of interstitial cystitis?

 

Herbal medicine for interstitial cystitis is a good choice. Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is a good herbal medicine for this condition. However herbal remedies are all made by herbs or insects in the nature, they're almost as safe as foods. Some special herbs which can milden toxicity of some herbs are added inthe formula is necessary. As a result, prescribed herbal formula seldom causes any side effect. In general, sufferers can recover in three months.

 

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