Interstitial cystitisis a puzzling bladder condition, in which the bladder wall becomes irritated or inflamed, causing pain and frequent or painful urination.
The symptoms of interstitial cystitis are often similar to the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. However, in interstitial cystitis, there is no infection, and the symptoms do not respond to antibiotic treatment.
The exact cause of interstitial cystitisremains a mystery, although researchers continue to investigate possible causes, such as unidentified bacteria, an allergic or immune system reaction, a toxic substance in the urine, or a neurological problem in the bladder wall. There also is some evidence that interstitial cystitismay not be just one illness, but several illnesses that share similar symptoms.
Regardless of the origin, it is clear that the majority of interstitial cystitispatients struggle with a damaged urothelium, or bladder lining. When the surface glycosaminoglycan layer is damaged via a urinary tract infection, excessive consumption of coffee or sodas, traumatic injury, etc.), urinary chemicals can "leak" into surrounding tissues, causing pain, inflammation, and urinary symptoms.
Oral medications like Elmiron and medications that are placed directly into the bladder via a catheter work to repair and rebuild this damaged/wounded lining, allowing for a reduction in symptoms.
The presence of endometriosis has a very close relationship with typical IC findings on cystoscopy including ulcers ,glomerulations, and reduced bladder capacity.
It is estimated that more than 700,000 people in the United States have interstitial cystitis, usually between the ages of 20 and 50. Approximately 90% of people with interstitial cystitisare women.
Traditional Chinese medicine "Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill" has magic curative effect to interstitial cystitis. Patients can achieve a marked effect in 1 month, get rid of all symptoms and receive a cure in 4 months.
Even though the exact cause of interstitial cystitisis not clear, we find out cystoscopic pathological changes through cystoscopy, which does not show in routine urianlysis. Traditional Chinese medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can eliminate symptoms and remove pathological changes to achieve its magic curative effect to interstitial cystitis.
Dr. Lee is good at treating female and male reproductive and urinary system diseases, such as prostatitis, cystitis, mycoplasma, chlamydia, etc..