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is there a treatment for cystitus i can buy in the local store

By Anonymous October 17, 2011 - 10:23am
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Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your post and welcome!

While there is no cure for IC, there are certain home treatments or lifestyle changes that can be made:


There is no research linking diet to interstitial cystitis. But many people find that changes in diet can help relieve pain. Different people have different "trigger" foods. Foods commonly reported to aggravate interstitial cystitis include:

Artificial sweeteners
Acidic foods
Carbonated beverages

Bladder Training

Some people are able to train their bladder to have better control by setting a regular timed schedule for emptying their bladder. The amount of time between voidings is gradually increased. Bladder training should be attempted only after pain relief has been accomplished.
You can read more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/interstitial-cystitis

There are various surgeries and other options available of course (and you can read about them on the the link provided, as well as lots of other articles on treatment) but I hope the above also helps.

Let us know!

October 17, 2011 - 11:31am
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