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.
Lining breakdown. It is a condition thought to be caused from the breakdown of the gag layer in the bladder. It is associated with frequency and pain in the bladder.

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What is interstitial cystitis caused by?

Breakdown in GAG. There is a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder. Gag stands for glucoseaminoglycan and it is a microscopic layer that is supposed to help with protection of the mucous layer of the bladder. There is a lot of research going into this area and there is a significant connection between interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Right now we are managing the symptoms as best we can. No cure yet! Read more...
Unknown. Although IC seems to be more common in women with other ayto0immue processes, there is no known "cause" for IC. Interstital Cystitis is more of a compilation of symptoms rather that a true "condition". Therefore, treating the symptoms, e.g. urinary frequency and urgency, pain in the bladder area, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, etc., is the best approach to improving outcomes. Read more...

Please advise what is interstitial cystitis?

InterstitialCystitis. It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions Resources: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/ www.ichelp.org www.ic-network.com. Read more...

What is interstitial cystitis and can it be treated?

There is help for IC. Ic is not well understood, but it is felt to be a chronic, non-infectious, inflammation of the bladder and/or urethra. It is much more common in women than men. There is no one treatment that is effective for everyone, but there are effective treatments. Please see this blog post for more details: http://healthhub.Brighamandwomens.Org/tag/urogynecology. Read more...
Bladder pain. Interstitial cystitis also called painful bladder syndrome is a very common condition. The most common symptom is pain in the bladder and surrounding structures. Many people also experience frequent urination, strong urge to urinate, symptoms that worsen during your period and painful intercourse. There are a variety of treatment options for interstitial cystitis that are usually effective. Check with your doctor to see which options are best for you. Read more...

What is interstitial cystitis? And if untreated what are the complications?

Painful bladder synd. Please go to website: www.Bergenurological.Com click on patient education, and pan down to booklet on interstitial cystitis. Read more...

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial cystitis?

Non-infectious. inflammation of the bladder. The cause is not known and it is a chronic affliction associated with urinary frequency and urgency, and abdominal pain. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/definition/con-20022439. Read more...

Do you know what interstitial cystitis is?

InterstitialCystitis. It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune, diet, allergies, inflammatory conditions Resources: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/ www.ichelp.org www.ic-network.com Diagnosis can be made by urogynecologist or urologist. Read more...

What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC relief. Hydration (uop > 2000ml/24 hours), avoiding foods that contain potassium (eg bananas) and avoiding spicy foods (chilis). Alkalinizing urine may also help. Read more...

What the heck is interstitial cystitis really?

IC. It is a condition in the bladder that causes a variety of bladder, urinary symptoms, usually associated with, freq, urgency, pain....No classic test for ic, is a diagnosis of exclusion....Some refer to it as fibromyalgia of the bladder....Not a medical term though.... Read more...
Urine bladder . Interstitial cystitis reputed to be overactive bladder w. Urgency ; frequency. Officially cause unknown ; infection not associated. I have seen in women w. Sacroiliac joint hypermobility disorder from mechanical injury, like lifting, multiple childbirths, trauma to pelvis, ; who have inherited joint hypermobility syndrome. Imo cause is parasympathetic overactivity due to neural impingement. Read more...