Tips for Bladder Pain Relief

Interstitial Cystitis Remission

A common question people have about Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is if this disease can be cured. The medical profession believes that IC is incurable; however, they state that the disease can go into remission. Take a look at the questions and answers below. Also, I talk about a study that was done regarding the healing of the bladder lining. A link to the complete article is provided as well at the end of the post.

QUESTION – Does interstitial cystitis go into remission?

ANSWER – Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition, but your symptoms can go into remission. This means that they might go away for a period of time or they are milder.

QUESTION – How long can IC go into remission?

ANSWER – Symptoms may vary daily or weekly or may be constant and unrelenting for months or years and then resolve spontaneously with or without therapy. Spontaneous remission occurs in as many as 50% of patients at an average of about 8 months. [December 2020]

QUESTION – Can you heal your bladder?

ANSWER – The bladder is a master at self-repair.  When damaged by infection or injury, the organ can mend itself quickly, calling upon specialized cells in its lining to repair tissue and restore a barrier against harmful materials concentrated in urine. [July 2018]

A study in mice from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine shows for the first time that non-bladder cells from a nearby anatomical structure called the Wolffian duct can actually provide an assist. It can contribute cells that migrate to the bladder, adopt bladder-like characteristics, and help restore the organ’s function.

“Urinary health is so widely valued, but still considered a taboo topic,” says Vezina. This taboo, he adds, has hindered progress. [July 2018] Chad Vezina, professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Wisconsin.

The surprising discovery carries important implications for potential therapies for bladder-related diseases and for patients’ quality of life related to bladder function and incontinence. Vezina likens this sequence of events to a community requesting assistance from neighboring fire crews during a four-alarm blaze. “The organ is saying ‘I need help.’ And neighboring cells come in to make an assist.”

To read the complete article, click on the link below.

If you have gone into remission, please comment below. As always, thank you for visiting.

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