Cystitis When Travelling

Cystitis When Travelling

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
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