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Do you find ic to be a pH imbalance?

Do you find ic to be a pH imbalance?

Perhaps...: The cause of ic is unknown, but certain foods, usually associated with a high acid content, have been known to increase the irritability associated with ic. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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What causes ic?

Unknown: Doctors ? Interstitial cystitis (ic) cause ; #fibromyalgia association. Imo bladder spasms ; hyperactivity of pelvic parasympathetic nerves of autonomic nervous system, same nerves that stimulate irritable bowel syndrome, ; nerves course from spine ; sacrum. Sympathetic nerves ; ganglia parallel, but not contact, most of spinal column. Fibromyalgia cases with low back ; pelvic pain have ic ; ibs. ...Read more

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Is ic hereditary?

Yes: There is a tendency for i.C. To recur in families, siblings and daughters. There is also a family tendency for endometriosis and these two problems often run together. I am not aware of the exact gene problem linked to this difficult problem. ...Read more

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Is ic progressive?

Is ic progressive?

IC can be...: Patients with interstitial cystitis often undergo a waxing and waning course, may be completely asymptomatic with intermittent flares, or may have a chronically progressive course of increasing symptoms over several years. Ic can severely affect your quality of life. But spontaneous remission occurs in as many as 50% of patients with ic. ...Read more

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Who can get ic/bps?

Women more than men: Women are affected more than men. Children can be affected as well ...Read more

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How long does ic last?

IC: Ic is a chronic condition that we can treat but not cure. It is a lifetime condition that at times will go asymptomatic with flares occasionally. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with ic?

You bet: Main issue is controlling the urgency but often intense exercise will distract from this. ...Read more

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What are causes of ic/bps?

What are causes of ic/bps?

Unknown: The cause of ic is unknown. It is thought to be the results of damage to the protective layer in the bladder allowing irritants to penitrate & cause symptoms. For more information see this link; http://www.Drjkm.Com/interstitial-cystitis/. ...Read more

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How long do ic flares last?

How long do ic flares last?

Depends: Everyone is different. Things you can try to help ease the pain. Over the counter AZO or prescription Pyridium (phenazopyridine). Prelief, bladder antacid, or 1/4-1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz water no more than twice a day. Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, or Benedryl. Drinking a lot of fluids to dilute the urine. Avoid caffeine, acidic foods, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. Look IC diet ...Read more

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Can you have ic with no pain?

Unlikely: Interstitial cystitis is usually associated with discomfort and or pain. ...Read more

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