Interstitial cystitis is often known as bladder pain syndrome. Usually, there is pain felt when a person voids. It is often associated with urinary tract i…
Interstitial cystitis is often known as bladder pain syndrome. Usually, there is pain felt when a person voids. It is often associated with urinary tract infections (UTI) because they have the same signs and symptoms that is why they are usually mistaken. Their difference is that, in interstitial cystitis, no infection is present and the symptoms do not respond to antibiotic treatment. Studies show that the cause of this is unknown.
Most of the people who have interstitial cystitis often experiences back pain, urinary frequency for as often as 10 minutes. Interstitial cystitis back pain is usually evident in the back at the lower part just above the pelvis. If you feel back pain then the condition is severe and must be given immediate care for the condition not to worsen. Pain is felt because there is injury to the bladder and it is not associated with infection as to what others have known. Its cause is usually unknown, although several therapies are now available for the treatment of cystitis. Women are always prone to this infection.
When a person experiences pain the back brought about by cystitis, then he or she won’t be able to do the things that he wanted to do for the day. He or she won’t be productive in that day because all the person will do is to remain in bed all day. The pain is said to be triggered by factors like a certain food or drink. You should avoid highly acidic foods like citrus fruits, spicy foods, tomatoes, alcohol, chocolate, caffeinated drinks and artificial sweeteners. Smoking is also prohibited, as tobacco causes bladder cancer. To be able to shield yourself away from pain, you should avoid those foods which can further irritate the damaged bladder wall.
There are exercises that aid in the prevention of back pain in patients who has interstitial cystitis (IC). This includes a series of gentle stretchings and Kegel exercises. Over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen may be used to treat the pain caused by cystitis. Some tricyclic antidepressants, amitriptyline (Elavil) in particular have been known to reduce the pain and decrease the urinary frequency brought by cystitis. The recommended dosage is 100 mg, taken three times a day, and may require for 4 to 6 months for the drug to take effect. It is still best to consult your physician to which medication your body will best respond to. Do not make it long for you to seek medical help when you feel pain at the lower part, above the pelvis. When this happens, contact your local health provider immediately to take the necessary precautions to be able to distinguish the cause of the disease.
A patient with IC should strictly follow the recommendations of his health care provider to be able to meet the required healing process and for the given treatment to be also successful. Thanks to our health care providers, dealing with interstitial pain is now tolerable and patients pain are lessened to the point that they are able to tolerate the pain brought by IC.