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Interstitial Cystitis - Causes, Symptoms, Precautions And Its Treatments!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Interstitial Cystitis - Causes, Symptoms, Precautions And Its Treatments!

What is Interstitial cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis is chronic inflammation of the bladder. It is a combination of uncomfortable bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in your pelvis, which can range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain.

Symptoms of Interstitial cystitis-

  • Discomfort or pain in the penis and scrotum
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • A persistent, urgent need to urinate
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Causes of Interstitial cystitis-

  • Abnormality of the bladder lining
  • Abnormalities of the immune system
  • Overactivity of nerve cells of the bladder

Risk factors of Interstitial cystitis-

Complications of Interstitial cystitis-

  • Reduced bladder capacity
  • Pain may interfere with social activities, work and other activities of daily life.
  • Emotional stress
  • Relationship troubles 

Diagnosis of Interstitial cystitis-

Diagnosis of Interstitial cystitis involves the following tests:

Precautions & Prevention of Interstitial cystitis-
There is no way to prevent interstitial cystitis. It can be reduced by avoiding the following foods or drinks:

  • Caffeine-containing beverages
  • High-acid citrus fruits
  • Spicy foods
  • Chocolate
  • Fermented foods
  • Alcohol

Treatment of Interstitial cystitis-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Interstitial cystitis
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Interstitial cystitis
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Interstitial cystitis
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Interstitial cystitis
  • Surgical Treatment of Interstitial cystitis
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Interstitial cystitis
  • Other Treatment of Interstitial cystitis

Homeopathic Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis-

Homeopathic Treatment of Interstitial cystitis helps in relieving frequent, intense urges to urinate with cramping, burning pains. Some of the homeopathic remedies for treatment of interstitial cystitis are:

  • Stigmata
  • Berberis
  • Belladonna
  • Terebinth
  • Cantharis
  • Merc C

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis-

In the Acupuncture Treatment of Interstitial cystitis, a practitioner places numerous thin needles in your skin at specific points on your body. This helps in relieving pain and other symptoms by rebalancing the flow of life energy. It also boosts the activity of your body’s natural painkillers.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Interstitial cystitis-

Allopathic Treatment of Interstitial cystitis involves the following medications:

Surgical Treatment of Interstitial cystitis-

Surgical Treatment of Interstitial cystitis involves the following surgeries:

  • Bladder augmentation
  • Fulguration
  • Resection

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Interstitial cystitis-

  • Avoid carbonated beverages, caffeine
  • Avoid citrus products and food containing high concentrations of vitamin C

Other Treatment of Interstitial cystitis-

  • Easy stretching exercises may help reduce your interstitial cystitis symptoms.
  • Try methods such as visualization and biofeedback, and low-impact exercise
     

 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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