3 Facts About Cystitis That are Hard to Deal With

One of the biggest things that is important to understand about cystitis is that so far nobody knows how to cure it. For the most part, cystitis is usually referred to as "interstitial" (a medical word that means "in between") cystitis. What generally happens with this condition is an inflammation between the wall of the bladder and the muscle surrounding it. How serious the condition becomes and whether or not you will develop ulcers will depend upon a variety of factors. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of understanding IC. Because doctors still don’t know what causes the condition, it’s understandable that nobody really knows what its origin is either.

First of all, there are different kinds of interstitial cystitis. Some of them cause ulcers, and some of them do not. Really, it’s not surprising when you realize that there are many differences in each potential diagnoses. The development of ulcers in the body is something that less than 10% of those that contract cystitis will actually get. This is not the same as ulcers that you get in your digestive tract by the way Where the inflammation occurs (wall of the bladder) is where the interstitial cystitis will actually cause ulcers that form. Both types of ulcers can bleed which is the only similarity between the two.

Also called non-bacterial cystitis, once the urinary tract is tested for infection, and there is none, then this determination can be made. What is known about this condition is there are problems in the immune system. Anyone that is diagnosed with cystitis may certainly have gotten this condition because their immune system was at some point compromise. This particular health issue is the results of small cracks that form in the bladder wall. These fill up with urine causing problems adjacent to the bladder muscle itself. Urine in the cracks will degrade the tissue lining of the bladder itself. Basically, the urine is what is causing the irritation because it shouldn’t be there.

This is a brief summary of the most important aspects of the facts known regarding cystitis in the United States. Roughly 20% of all women will get cystitis sometime during their life. This is very disturbing! Women that are roughly 20 to 50 years old, and who are regularly participating sexually, can get IC more easily than others. And when it comes to comparing men and women, women are 30 times more likely to get cystitis. Research regarding men and cystitis is now being done to provide a more accurate understanding. Sometimes medical problems that men have our misdiagnosed as cystitis, prompting the need for more studies. All of the studies have shown that cystitis can actually develop in virtually anyone at anytime. Males are less likely to get IC, women more likely. For some reason, sexual activity with women, and their age, seems to contribute to why they develop this condition. On other hand, that is just a statistical correlation and not a guarantee which is obviously a good thing.

For a variety of reasons, interstitial cystitis provides equally individuals and doctors a new manage for his or her money. When looking at this particular condition, deciding their cause, as well as acquiring get rid of it, is tough details for you to find.

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