Urology - Interstitial Cystitis

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Interstitial cystitis (IC) is an inflammatory condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region (1,2). The actual cause of IC is not known and symptoms can vary (2). Treatments tend to focus on managing the symptoms of IC and may include lifestyle modifications such as avoiding alcohol and spicy or high acid foods (if these are potential triggers), bladder training and medication (1,2). The link by which foods or fluids may exacerbate IC
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Last Updated: 2023-06-08