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What are different home remedies for Interstitial Cystitis? – Part 1

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

• Interstitial cystitis is condition in which the person experiences a constant urge to urinate due to pressure on the bladder.
• This condition also causes pain in the bladder and in the pelvis region.
• This is also known as painful bladder syndrome.
• Cystitis signifies bladder infection.
• This condition is not caused by any bacteria.

Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis

There are several factors which include:
• Color of the urine which is different from normal
• Loss of control on bladder
• A strong urge to urinate
• Pain while passing urine
• Pain in the bladder and in the pelvis
• Pain in the penis and scrotum
• Moderate to high fever with urinating very often
• Pain in your groin, sides or the lower abdominal area
• Burning sensation or pain during urination
• Presence of blood in the urine

Causes for Interstitial Cystitis

• Autoimmune problem
• Bladder is leaky
• Secretion of histamines
• Toxic substances in the urine
• Genetic factors
• High levels of stress
• Gender, age and other pre-existing health complications

Home Remedies for Controlling Frequent Urination

1. Monitoring the Intake of Fluids
• Drink 8 glasses of water in the day and do not overdo.
• Choose to drink the right fluids.
• Stay away from coffee, tea, aerated drinks and alcohol.

2. Modify your Diet
• There are certain food items that can irritate the lining of your bladder.
• Restrict the intake of spicy food, chocolate, caffeine and tomato-based products.
• Eat a higher quantity of fiber through your diet.
• Constipation can lead to an overactive bladder.
• Some of the foods that can help prevent frequent urination are:
– Squash
– Cherries
– Blueberries
– Cranberries
– Brown rice
– Bananas
– Barley
– Potatoes
• Foods that should be avoided are:
– Caffeinated foods and beverages like chocolate, coffee, tea and aerated drinks
– Spicy food
– Beans
– Spinach
– Strawberries
– Nuts
– Rhubarb
– Beets
– Red meat
– Vinegar
– Fermented food
– Baked products

3. Practice Bladder Control
• This exercise is usually included in overactive bladder syndrome treatment.
• Hold your urine for a longer time than you normally do.
• Over the course of 12 weeks the urinating intervals are also lengthened.
• Train your bladder to hold urine for a longer period of time.

4. Cornus
• Cornus is an herbal treatment that is used to stop frequent urination.
• This is done by strengthening the kidneys.
• This herb helps with problems like incontinence, excessive sweating and a large volume of urination.
• The fruit of the plant is used in this treatment.
• This comes in the form of capsule.
• This can also be taken as a tea or as a tablet.

Diet for Interstitial Cystitis

1. Well-balanced and healthy diet.
2. Avoid foods containing :
• Caffeine
• Citrus foods
• Alcohol
• Nicotine
• Chocolate
• Foods rich in Vitamin C
3. The above foods are believed to irritate the bladder. Avoid:
• Colas
• Processed foods
• Spicy foods
• Oily foods
• Pickles
• Foods high in sugar
• Artificial sweeteners

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