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The Importance of Vitamin C for Chronic Bladder Problems (And How To Take It)

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known and studied vitamin. I’ve come to believe that it may also be one of the most important ones for people suffering from chronic bladder problems, which I’d like to explain in today’s post.

If you have interstitial cystitis (IC), you may have been told to stay clear of vitamin C supplements – a.k.a Ascorbic Acid. Why? Because as the name suggests, it is rather acidic and could therefore be rather uncomfortable when getting in contact with inflamed tissue. But fear not, I will explain how you can take it without the burn!

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Medical Marijuana for Interstitial Cystitis

Most people will know about marijuana as a recreational drug. But in recent years marijuana has gained more and more popularity as a medical drug for various chronic disorders, often in relation to pain. Today I’d like to look at medical marijuana for interstitial cystitis.

Could it relieve the symptoms of interstitial cystitis or even effectively treat it?

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Treatments for Biofilm Infections

In my last post I’ve looked at biofilm infections and why they could be at the root of bladder problems. In this post I’m going to look at potential treatments for biofilm infections.

If you haven’t read my last post yet it might be a good idea to read it now. It explains what biofilms are.

Biofilms have been recognized to play a role in many infections, yet orthodox treatment options are still limited and research is ongoing.

Treating biofilms is difficult because of the limited ability of antibiotic agents to actually get to the bacteria. Natural antibiotics are no exception.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Interstitial Cystitis

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a standardized meditation program that has been developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for patients suffering from chronic pain.

A recent study published in the International Urogynecological Journal found that MBSR could be a promising complimentary therapy for interstitial cystitis (IC) sufferers.

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Supplements for Interstitial Cystitis

Here is a list of supplements for interstitial cystitis that could be helpful for reducing pain, inflammation and aiding recovery. This list is not extensive and may be updated as research into this condition is ongoing. Personally, I always prefer getting nutrients from real food rather than supplements. This is because I’ve had more adverse effects from supplements than positive ones. Strive to get the following nutrients from real food sources. When diet has been inadequate or additional relief is needed, the following supplements could be helpful.

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The Interstitial Cystitis Diet

The Interstitial Cystitis Diet

Interstitial cystitis is a functional disorder and as such may have different causes. But most chronic orders are linked to diet and lifestyle to some degree.

Our bodies need the right building blocks to carry out repair and maintenance functions. These building blocks are nutrients, found in natural foods.

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