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How to Treat Interstitial Cystitis?


Medical Treatment:
  • There is no cure for interstitial cystitis and it can be hard to treat. Although there is a number of treatments can be tried
  • To find one that works for you, you may need to try several treatments. Try the following treatments to help you:
  • Lifestyle changes such as:
    • Try to relax
    • Avoid smoking
    • Do not drink alcohol
    • Avoid eating certain foods such as tomatoes
    • Planned toilet breaks
  • Medications:
    • Tablets or capsules may be used to treat people who are all have interstitial cystitis. It includes over-the-counter painkillers (like ibuprofen and paracetamol), stronger painkillers (like amitriptyline, gabapentin, and pregabalin), etc
  • Supportive treatments and other therapies such as psychological therapy, bladder retraining, physiotherapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) are may be helpful
  • Surgery may be necessary as a last resort if the other treatments do not work