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Can I eat macademia nuts if I have interstitial cystitis?

Can I eat macademia nuts if I have interstitial cystitis?

IC: Nuts in general are under the foods that could irritate your bladder. You have to remember that you may need to evaluate to see if you eat nuts and bladder symptoms worsen. If no untoward effects are observed you can conclude that they are good for you. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


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I have Interstitial Cystitis, each time after I eat I feel feverish, almost flu-like, should I be concered? What is causing this?

I have Interstitial Cystitis, each time after I eat I feel feverish, almost flu-like, should I be concered? What is causing this?

IC: Having fevers after eating is most likely not related to IC. It could be from potential gastrointestinal sources such as gallstones. You should be seen by your primary md ...Read more

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Can you eat macroons (coconut and egg white) and persimons if you easily get interstitial cystitis?

Can you eat macroons (coconut and egg white) and persimons if you easily get interstitial cystitis?

Maybe: Diet and ic does not have a simple answer. A starting list of foods to avoid include alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy foods. However the best way to find out what foods trigger you is to do an elimination diet. If you want to try a food you are not sure about try taking "prelief" prior to consuming the item. ...Read more

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When I eat wheat my eczema and interstitial cystitis flair up. I also get brain fog. Why may this be?

When I eat wheat my eczema and interstitial cystitis flair up. I also get brain fog. Why may this be?

Gluten insensitivity: Some people believe it may be due to gluten sensitivity or intolerance. If you have nausea, abdominal pain or bloating also, then you should be tested for celiac disease first. If not, then try cutting out foods that contain wheat, barley or rye. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have interstitial cystitis or not?

Your doc can help: Often interstitial cystitis (ic) and bladder infection have similar symptoms, but ic has an insidious onset (slowly) and often more severe pain. Urinalysis/cultures r easily done to make sure no infections/std etc...Also, vaginitis/urethritis can cause similar symptoms as well. It is best evaluated by your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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How come I have interstitial cystitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Unknown: Interstitial cystitis (ic) also called painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is common but causes are unclear, & likely there are many different causes. Treatments include medication by mouth or instilled into bladder, neuromodulation (estim) or treatment of hypertonic (spastic) pelvic muscles with pt, medication or injections. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. What is the newest, latest treatment?

Multimodal.: Therapy is typically multi-modal, including the use of a bladder coating agent (cystistat (sodium hyaluronate) and uracyst (chondroitin)), an antihistamine , and a low dose antidepressant (amitriptyline) to fight neurogenic inflammation. Use of pentosan polysulfate or heparin, sodium hyaluronate, Lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate, stops flare ups. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have interstitial cystitis?

CYSTOSCOPY: CYSTOSCOPY which is direct visualization of the bladder by a urologist. The bladder will have many microscopic nicks and tears . It can be very tough to treat. I recommend focus on hydration 60-80 oz water/dy. monitoring urine PH to keep at level 7.4-7.6(pHion.com). Meds that are effective Zyrtec (cetirizine) /Zantac /Singulair &tramadol. Also in stilling bladder with dmso. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic disease of the bladder, causing pain, for which the cause is presently unknown. It is associated with urinary frequency, urgency and waking at night to urinate. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, in that other causes of bladder pain/urgency/frequency should be excluded first. Ic can be ...Read more


Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more