What is Interstitial Cystitis?
If you had asked me a month ago what Painful bladder syndrome and its Natural Remedies were, I would have just stared at you without the slightest idea of what you were talking about. Well, that will be probably because it is a less common form of cystitis that is not even caused by infection or bacteria. After a bit of research though, I was somewhat amused that I have never heard of such a interesting disease.
Interstitial Cystitis is an autoimmune disorder that is much graver than the average cystitis. It is a chronic inflammation of the bladder that affects men and women of all ages, although 90% of the people affected are women, especially the pregnant or the ones in menopause.
What are its causes?
Interstitial Cystitis may act up on its own or connected along with other autoimmune disorders. People with autoimmune disorders are more prone to Interstitial Cystitis but this is not, however, the cause of it. There are actually many theories on what the cause might be, but doctors have yet to find the exact cause of Interstitial Cystitis. Most people think so but stress isn’t the cause either.
What are the symptoms?
The most common, and sometimes the only symptom for Interstitial Cystitis is the frequent feeling of wanting to urinate immediately, up to 60 times a day in severe cases. This is why Interstitial Cystitis is often mistakenly diagnosed as bladder infections, urethritis, or emotional problems. Other symptoms include pain in the lower abdominal, urethral, or vaginal area, bladder spasms, stiffness in the bladder, incontinence, “acidic” feeling while urinating, and lower bladder capability. Painful bladder syndrome is not contagious.
What are its Natural Remedies?
The cure for Painful bladder syndrome has not yet been found but there are remedies that can relieve or help lessen the symptoms.
The five most effective natural remedies include: Collodial Silver, Serrapeptase, Zell Oxygen, Repair-Tonic, and Capra Mineral Whey with Boron.
Other common remedies for Painful bladder syndrome and other autoimmune diseases are: Zell Immunocomplex, Vitamin D3, Immuno Calm or Kalawalla, and Deep Cell Detox (Deep Cell Detox is a combination remedy consisting of Seagreens, MSM, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Acetyl L Carnitine).
The following lifestyle changes also help and are worth taking note of:
• Avoid food and fluids that irritate the bladder.
• Alcohol, acids, and spices are also a no-no.
• If you smoke, you should quit.
• Exercise more.
• Wear loose clothing.
• Stress only worsens it.
• Bladder training helps.
• Increase intake of alkaline.
• The addition of Plant Sterols and Sterolins are also encouraged.
Although Interstitial Cystitis is not common, many people who have them aren’t aware about it. Even some internists, rheumatologists, and even urologists, don’t know or don’t believe in it. It is better to know about them now in case you or one of your friends has it, but does not know.