Interstitial Cystitis (IC) - Causes and Cures
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
a.k.a. Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS)
IC begins with the irritation and eventual
erosion of the interstitial lining of the bladder -
Consequently, the interstitial tissue in the space between the
normally-protective bladder lining and the bladder muscle becomes chronically
inflamed. This manifests as pelvic pain, and a frequent, urgent feeling,
described as a “hot poker” on the bladder wall or “razor blades in the bladder”.
(glomerulations) – diagnostic cytoscopy
with hydrodistention shows tiny hemorrhages on the bladder lining as a result of
the damaged interstitial tissue.
– the lining can deteriorate to the point of
becoming ulcerated. The resulting so called Hunner’s ulcers are super-sensitive
and extremely aggravated by overly-acidic urine.