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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the bladder, ...Read more


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Is ic hereditary?

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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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Is ic progressive?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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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

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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How long does ic last?

Long time: If you mean interstitial cystitis (ic), most people have this problem for years. It can come and go, or it can be a chronic problem that is very debilitating. There are medicines and treatments that can help, but the condition tends to recur. Making sure your estrogen levels are adequate is important too, as well as eating the correct diet without spicy foods that could irritate the bladder. ...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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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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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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Cut the nails straight across
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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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How is ic/bps treated usually?

How is ic/bps treated usually?

Treatment of IC: Although there are multiple treatment options for ic, most are reported to have only modest efficacy. However, studies suggest early treatment of ic may yield better outcomes. Treatments may consist of behavioral and lifestyle changes, dietary restrictions, pharmacological agents, bladder instillations therapy, neuromodulation and biofeedback therapies. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Are there different types of ic?

Are there different types of ic?

Yes but....: You need to clarify what ic means.... "infection control"-yes- contact vs. Airborne vs. Droplet... "inflammatory colitis" -yes- ulcerative colitis, crohn's... "immune complexes"-yes- igg, igm... ...Read more

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How can I avoid flare-ups of my ic?

How can I avoid flare-ups of my ic?

Avoid triggers: Many people with ic notice certain "triggers" or foods that make their symptoms worse- especially acidic foods like orange juice or pasta sauce. Try keeping a food log. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Is it unusual to have ic at age 75?

Is it unusual to have ic at age 75?

IC and Age: Interstitial cystitis most commonly presents between the ages of 20 and 60, although it may present at any age, even rarely in children. Once established, it is a lifelong chronic condition that typically has periods of remissions and exacerbations, with varying degrees of symptoms. ...Read more

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Do you find ic to be a pH imbalance?

No : It's a breakdown of bladder lining related to bladder irritants one of which is acid. ...Read more

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