Many women experience cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, during menopause. Cystitis often results from an imbalance in the body’s natural pH levels and can be caused by infections and other health conditions. Cystitis symptoms can include pain or burning during urination and blood in urine—and sometimes no symptoms at all! It’s important to know how to treat this condition, so read on for tips on how to overcome painful bladder syndrome and take back your life!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic digestive disorder that affects the large intestine. It causes abdominal pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits. The symptoms of IBS include bloating, constipation or diarrhea and nausea.
IBS may be triggered by stress, diet and life changes such as pregnancy or menopause.
Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that affects the bladder. It causes pain and pressure in your bladder, frequent urination, and urgent need to urinate. You may also feel like your bladder is full or you have to go even when it’s empty.
It’s not clear what causes interstitial cystitis but it seems to be related to inflammation of the lining of your bladder wall (called “interstitium”). The inflammation can cause tiny scars on this lining which make it more sensitive to pressure from urine or blood flow through small blood vessels called capillaries near this area. This makes it harder for you to control when you pee, which leads to more discomfort when you do go because there’s …Menopause Cystitis Symptoms Women Menopause Read More