Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis - chronic inflammation of the bladder wall. Its cause is usually unknown and the illness itself is usually only diagnosed by ruling out other conditions. It tends to occur around age 30 to 40, women being 10 times more susceptible than men.

Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment: First, Diet Modification

There is no cure or standard treatments for Interstitial Cystitis. Most treatment of diet change and medication is based on trial and error until the patient finds relief.

Some patients find that eliminating some of the following foods and beverages known to cause irritation may help control symptoms.

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment: Second, Medications

A medication called Elmiron is the only medication taken by mouth that is specifically approved for treating IC. It works by coating the bladder like Pepto-Bismol coats the stomach.

Other medicines may include:

Interstitial Cystitis: Stronger Treatements

Interstitial Cystitis: Tests

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