• Interstitial Cystitis - Information and Treatment Options

  • Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the bladder that can cause pelvic pain, feelings the need to urinate frequently and painful intercourse.

    Causes

    IC has no known cause but researchers believe that it may potentially be the product of:

    • Defects or nerve damage in the bladder
    • High histamine levels
    • Autoimmune response against the body’s own tissues and organs

    Treatment

    CHPG Women’s Health is able to patients with IC using a variety of methods including:

    • Dietary changes
    • Medications including pain relievers, antihistamines and pentosan polysulfate sodium
    • Electrical nerve stimulation to increase blood flow and strengthen the bladder

    Schedule your appointment with CHPG Women’s Health today at one of our two convenient locations.

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