Interstitial Cystitis

There are a number of things we can do together to make a world of difference with interstitial cystitis, but it all starts with talking to your INTEGRIS Health urologist.

Relieve the pressure – and the pain.

Mixed Messages

Your bladder is a hollow, balloon-like organ that stores urine until it’s ready to be expelled. As the bladder expands, the pelvic nerves communicate to the brain that it’s time to urinate. But chronic inflammation from interstitial cystitis confuses these signals. Your brain might be telling you that it’s time to urinate more often, but you’re actually producing smaller volumes of urine. Interstitial Cystitis can also cause bladder pressure and pain ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain.

Solving the Problem

We’re not sure exactly what causes interstitial cystitis. If could be due to an autoimmune reaction, heredity, stress, infection, allergy, or some other cause. What we do know, however, is how to make it better. There are a number of simple life changes as well as treatments that can make a world of difference. The first step is talking with an INTEGRIS Health urologist to get a diagnosis and discuss which solution will work best for you.

Understanding Interstitial Cystitis

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