Interstitial cystitis Term opposite to regular cystitis is a chronic ailment that is not triggered by microbial contamination but that has very similar symptoms to acute UTI.
“Cystitis” is a medical word that means “inflammation of the bladder.
Cystitis is simply an inflammation of the urinary bladder and is often caused by some forms of bacterial infection. Interstitial cystitis could really alter the course of normal life for people living with it, and while it may affect both sexes and people of all age groups, women are more susceptible to the condition than men. A frequent urge to urinate and a piercing or burning pain while urinating are the most common symptoms. Cystitis can be treated with antibiotics no matter which one it is of the many types that exist but homeopathy can also be used in treating this condition.
Homeopathy is one branch of medicine that can provide treatment for Interstitial cystitis in a more natural way since its treatment is based on minerals and herbs rather than on chemical substances. Homeopathy is done not only to relieve pain but to also enhance the body’s immune system to fight and heal itself from different conditions. Since it is a safe and non-intrusive remedial treatment, it can help alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by cystitis easily. It makes use of the body’s own immune system and defenses to combat illnesses; it is one of the most natural and toxin-free forms of treatment that exists.
Symptoms of IC
In a lot of cases, Interstitial cystitis usually comes with an inflammation of the urethra which then makes the disease a urinary tract infection. The high susceptibility of females to cystitis is due to their shorter urethra which makes it easy for bacteria to move into the bladder. The common cause of Interstitial cystitis in males is kidney disease. Interstitial cystitis shows different symptoms some of which are;
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain in the lower back
- Discomfort in the suprapubic area
- Tenderness around the pelvic environment
- Sexual intercourse becomes painful
- Pain when bladder gets filled up and relief after it gets emptied
Symptoms may increase in women during menstruation and men may feel pain in the penis while ejaculating.
Interstitial cystitis and homeopathic treatment
The approach to treating Interstitial cystitis is to address the cause whenever it is known and as much as possible. Homeopathic treatment is often designed to manage symptoms of cystitis if the cause of the condition is not known. It can provide relief in symptoms, and it can help reduce the recurrence of infections affecting the urinary tract and essentially reduce the need for antibiotics.
There are so many homeopathic medicines used for treating interstitial cystitis, and some of them include;
- Hepar sulphuricum
- Apis mellifica
- Nux vomica
- Lycopodium clavatum
- Kali carbonicum and many others.
The homeopathic treatment to be used is chosen based on your state of health, the nature of the symptoms you are experiencing, and the extent of your condition.
Some of these homeopathic medicines are considered more in detail:
- Apis Mellifica
Thus is recommended for patients that urinate only in little quantities but have frequent urges to urinate. The stinging and burning pain felt when urinating (arguably the main symptoms in most Interstitial cystitis cases) can be relieved using Apis Mellifica through cold and open-air applications.
When there are symptoms of an acute burning sensation or pain radiating outward, this homeopathic medicine known as Berberis
is always helpful. It is usually recommended for lethargic individuals.
This is usually recommended for people who have the constant urge to urinate people with a burning pain who also feel like the bladder is never completely empty after urinating.
Is prescribed for people who have problems when urinating or are unable to urinate no matter how strong the urge is. The people who are advised to use this the most are people who are introspective with compulsive behavior and irrational fears. The symptoms worsen with an intake of coffee and in the cold.
When symptoms of Interstitial cystitis are an uncomfortable feeling of fullness of the bladder and dull pain after it is emptied, then this homeopathic medicine will be of help.
This is recommended for people who have burns and piercing pain while urinating and after urinating. This medicine is usually prescribed to people who are often impatient, hurried, and regretful. Warm surroundings typically increase their physical symptoms.
- Nux vomica
This is essentially the most appropriate choice for people with spasmodic pain in the bladder with a somewhat irritating desire to urinate. Their physical symptoms worsen when they feel mentally exhausted or after intake of coffee or spicy foods.
Of all these homeopathic medicines, whether you choose it or it is recommended to you, always ensure you pay close attention to the dosage.
Treatment of the Interstitial Cystitis in Philadelphia
At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, the team of medical professionals led by Dr. Tsan treats this Intestinal Cystitis with a combination of individually customized homeopathic remedies and classical acupuncture. In many cases, homeopathic drugs are used even in the form of injections. While traditional treatment of this medical condition is not effective most of our patients report significant improvement and long-term remissions.
To book an appointment for homeopathic treatment of the Interstitial Cystitis call our clinic (267) 403-3085 or use our online scheduling system.