Since the appearance of an article about our success in treating a case of interstitial cystitis in Megan’s Blog, we have received many new patients and even international calls regarding our treatment of this miserable condition. Thank God, we have had great success with treating interstitial cystitis! I recently received a “testimonial” from a young woman, that I want to post here. Patient Review of Salmon Creek Clinic Interstitial Cystitis Treatment: “Dr Zeff . . . I just wanted to give you an update on how I am feeling. Well, I want to give you a HUGE thanks! I am feeling WAY BETTER. The pressure and urgency and frequency are.
Interstitial Cystitis is a difficult and miserable problem, mostly suffered by women. It is like a bladder infection in sensation, but there is no infection, and the pain is constant. There is no good treatment conventionally, which is partly why it is difficult. I am pleased that we have been able to cure most of the people who have come to us with this problem. By most, I mean over 90%. The problem involves pain in the bladder area, sometimes including vulvadynia or pain elsewhere in the perineum. It will vary somewhat in symptoms, but usually presents as constant pain in the bladder region, maybe worse from sitting, though in.
“Interstitial Cystitis” is defined as a “noninfectious bladder inflammation that causes pain, urinary frequency and urgency with incontinence.” (Merck Manual) It is like a bladder infection that never stops, and that has no good conventional treatment. The Merck Manual article goes on to say that “cure is rare”. But cure is common in our clinic. Cure, meaning, no further pain or problem. I will write a bit here how we accomplish cure for this difficult problem. Like many chronic inflammatory problems, there is a dietary problem that underlies most of this. The explanation is simple. If one consistently eats a food that irritates one’s body, the irritation becomes chronic..