Travelling can be fun and exciting. You get to see new places, meet new people, and try new foods. However, for some people with interstitial cystitis (I.C.), these experiences can be painful or uncomfortable. I.C. is an inflammatory condition of the bladder that causes pain and pressure around the urethra or in the pelvic region in both men and women at any age
What is interstitial cystitis?
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition that causes pain, pressure and discomfort in the bladder. It’s not caused by an infection or bacteria, nor is it related to a physical injury to the bladder.
IC can occur at any age but most commonly affects women between 30 and 50 years of age. The exact cause of IC remains unclear but there are certain risk factors associated with developing this painful condition including:
- Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea
- Diabetes mellitus type 1
Causes of Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the bladder wall. It can affect anyone, but it’s more common in women than men, with symptoms coming on at any age.
IC is often thought to be caused by an irritant, such as bacteria or chemicals in the urine. However, recent research has shown that IC may be an autoimmune disease–a condition where your immune system attacks healthy tissue instead of fighting off infections and viruses like it should.
The exact cause of IC isn’t known, but researchers think there are many …Cystitis When Travelling Read More