Interstitial Cystitis (hemorrhagic, Chronic, Interstital) and Cystitis Treatment
What is Interstitial Cystitis ?
Interstitial Cystitis is a most common complaint in
women. Escherichia coli infections are considered the primary culprit in cystitis. The female
anatomy makes it more convenient for e.coli bacteria, which normally inhabit the colon., to travel
from the rectum to the vagina, up the urethra and into the bladder. Interstitial Cystitis is a common inflammation of the bladder.
Information on Cystitis Bladder
The kidney and bladder are the principal strikers in the urinary system. The kidneys are situated
on the back of the abdomen, one on each side of the spine at about the level of the lowest rib.
The bladder is situated in the lower abdomen, in the pelvis. The body is relieved of the greater part of the waste matter, resulting from the complex working of the whole body’s vital processes
by means of these two organs.
For Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis
Causes of Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial Cystitis may result from infections in other parts adjacent to the bladder such as the kidneys, the
urethra, and the vagina. Local irritation and inflammation of the bladder may be caused if urine is
retained there for an unduly long time. It may also result from severe constipation.
Continual draining of pus and germs from an infected kidney may injure the epithelial lining of
the bladder. Trouble may also arise from the presence of a stone in either bladder or kidney.
Childbirth injuries and major surgical procedures within the pelvis may also lower the resistance
of the bladder-wall and predispose to the development of the cystitis. There is also the problem
of new brides who sometimes suffer from so-called honeymoon cystitis. The bladder wall may
become swollen and ulcerated so that the bladder cannot hold the normal amount of urine.
Germs may then find their way into the bladder and bring about chemical changes in the urine.
Calcium or lime may thus be deposited in the walls of the bladder, increasing the patient’s
Treatment and Cure of Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
At the onset of acute cystitis, it is essential to withhold all solid food immediately. If there is fever,
the patient should fast either on water or tender coconut water for three or four days. If there is
no fever, raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice diluted with water, should be taken every
two or three hours. By so doing the biochemical energy needed for digestion and metabolism of
food is diverted to the process of eliminating toxins and promoting healing and repair.
For proper Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, it is
advisable to rest and keep warm at this time.
Pain in Interstitial Cystitis can be relieved by immersing the pelvis in hot water or alternatively by applying heat to the
abdomen, using a towel wrung out in hot water, covering it with dry towel to retain warmth.
should be taken to avoid scalding. A little vegetable oil gently rubbed into the skin, will avoid too
much reddening. This treatment may be continued for three or four days, by which time the inflammation should have subsided and the temperature returned to normal.