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Who develops interstitial cystitis?

Both men and women. It has a tendency to run in families which suggests a genetic factor. It is diagnosed more commonly in women. Read more...
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...

How to relieve interstitial cystitis?

Personal Approach. Interstitial cystitis is a very difficult diagnosis to treat, or provide a simple treatment that works for everyone. Diet modification, elmeron, certain antidepressants and even pelvic floor physical therapy have demonstrated to improve symptoms. Don't get frustrated and work with your urologist to find a treatment that works for you! Read more...

Anyone die from interstitial cystitis?

No. I am not aware of interstitial cystitis directly causing death. However, it is possible for patient to have concurrent bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis. Certainly bladder cancer can cause death. Read more...

Is there an interstitial cystitis pill?

Elmiron (pentosan) & Elavil. Elmiron can help to repair damaged bladder lining. Elavil can have an antihystamine effect as well as reduce anxiety. Oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) & other anticholingeric medications can relieve overactive bladder symptoms usually associated with ic. Bland diet and avoiding acid urine producing food and beverages are important. Check: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. Read more...

How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

IC diagnosis. By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy. Read more...
Cystoscopy. The easiest way which may not be accurate is by using a questionnaire. Another method is by presenting to your physician who would infuse some fluid into your bladder and sometimes depending on the sensation you experience (usualy pain) this could be suggestive of a diagnosis. The most definitive way to diagnose it is by using a camera & looking inside the bladder while distending it with water. Read more...

What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?

IC cause. There is a lack of a protective coat in the bladder that exposes the nerve fibers in the bladder to the urinary irritants.It seems that there is a deficit in an antiresorptive substance that maintains the integrity of this coat in the bladder tissue. Read more...
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...

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...