Interstitial Cystitis is commonly known as Bladder Pain Syndrome, and awareness of this condition is of utmost importance since it affects millions.

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Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis

  • Range from mild to severe
  • May come and go, for many, it may come and go
  • Most people with Interstitial Cystitis feel pain and pressure in the bladder area
  • Symptoms are similar to a bladder infection, but IC does not respond to antibiotics
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Interstitial Cystitis treatment options should be decided with your doctor. Changes in lifestyle may help control symptoms. Just for information, 8 in 10 people with this condition are women.

Diet to Follow in Interstitial Cystitis

  • Certain foods make symptoms for Interstitial Cystitis worse
  • Avoid citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes.
  • Avoid spicy food, and also limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol
  • Cranberry products may trigger irritation in an Interstitial cystitis bladder
  • Interstitial Cystitis friendly fruits are pears, mild sweet apples and blueberries.
  • Follow the elimination method for choosing your diet
  • Stop eating all kinds of foods that irritate your bladder for a week or two.

Stress Relief

  • In addition to following a strict diet, limit stress as much as possible
  • Come up with new coping methods to deal with emotional and mental stress
  • Develop useful strategies that may help manage pain better

Other Lifestyle Tips

  • Quit smoking as it can worsen symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing
  • Interstitial Cystitis-friendly activities including yoga, Pilates, and walking
  • For tenderness or pain in the pelvic floor area, manipulative physical therapy may help reduce pain.

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