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Which foods affect interstitial cystitis the most?

Which foods affect interstitial cystitis the most?

See list: Alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy food. However, not everyone will "flare" with everything on the list. Some people will flair with items not on the list. I would suggest a food diary and an elimination diet. These tools will help you gain control over your life. ...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 recently been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and I was wondering what the typical diet plan is for food and things to drink and snack on?

I have recently been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and I was wondering what the typical diet plan is for food and things to drink and snack on?

Cystitis diet: Eliminate bladder irritants -- caffeine, carbonated sodas, citrus, chocolate, pickled foods, alcohol, spices, tomatoes, and artificial sweeteners. Empty bladder by the clock. Frequently. Do not smoke. Avoid secondary smoke. Wear looser clothing. Reduce emotional stress. Exercise. Stretch abd and waist and groin. Acupuncture may help. Avoid uti. Drink 3 liter/d. Incline diet to alkaline. ...Read more

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My wife doesn't care about sex. Is it because she has interstitial cystitis?

My wife doesn't care about sex. Is it because she has interstitial cystitis?

Communicate: Interstitial cystitis isn't the whole answer though it make make for some discomfort. This kind of problem can be a disaster for a marriage. I would urge the two of you to get with your personal physician, speak with him/her together, then separately. If marriage counseling is an option, please choose a wise guide. Best wishes and I hope that the situation can be remedied. ...Read more

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Why do I have all symptoms of interstitial cystitis even if i don't have it?

You likely have it.: If you have the symptoms, you likely have it. You may even have upper urinary ttract infection, and not know it. You'd be wise to see your doctor for urinalysis and culture and other tests to find out what infection you have before it does permanent damage. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wife doesn't care about sex. she has interstitial cystitis?

What do you suggest if my wife doesn't care about sex. she has interstitial cystitis?

Couples therapy: This is very serious and her illness is probably not the cause. Get seen together be someone who is good and look at every aspect of your relationship. ...Read more

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How to doctors know if you have interstitial cystitis? What is the range of cost for tests? I don't have insurance but have every symptom. I am fearful of costs but want relief!

How to doctors know if you have interstitial cystitis? What is the range of cost for tests? I don't have insurance but have every symptom. I am fearful of costs but want relief!

Dx of exclusion : All other possible diagnoses have to be evaluated and excluded to arrive at a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. There is no one test that will diagnosis it. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis?

What is interstitial cystitis?

Trigger points!!: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more

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Interstitial cystitis, what to do?

Check out this link: Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/interstitial-cystitis.

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Who develops interstitial cystitis?

Who develops interstitial cystitis?

30-40 yr old women: It is disease of unknown cause and affect women more than men and is more common around the age of 30-40 years. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001508/. ...Read more

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Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

Interstitial cystitis -- what is it?

Painful Bladder: Ic is a condition that has multiple symptoms. Most common symptoms are frequent urination, urinary urgency and pain in the bladder and pelvic area. There is no definitive test to diagnose ic, but there is usually inflammation of the lining of the bladder that produces the symptoms. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, and possibly bladder instillation of various compounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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