Updated March 11, 2023
Interstitial Cystitis, ICS, is a tricky problem with the bladder lining that causes both chronic and acute discomfort. This discomfort can feel like burning, pressure, sharp pains, urgency, spasms, and other symptoms of various patterns. If a bladder endoscopy is done, sometimes the bladder lining has visible abnormalities but often it does not. Because of its location and intimacy with tissues that are close by, ICS can be associated with Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions, Irritible Bowel Syndromes (IBS) and symptoms affecting the rectum anus, genitalia and skin.
The conventional approach often includes courses of antibiotics and less frequently anti-fungals. Holisitic approaches look for root causes that can include toxins, foods, allergies, stealth infections, hormones and bio-energetic factors.
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