Interstitial cystitis (also known as oversensitive bladder or PBS) is an affliction which may occur in men and women of which nobody knows the exact cause. IC or PBS is more common in women.
Pain in the lower body (including the bladder), the constant feeling of a need to urinate and the frequency of urination make daily life difficult for this group and has a clear negative influence on their feeling of wellbeing and the general quality of life of these patients.
Doctors and specialists are often unable to offer much of a solution, precisely because it is not clear which factors may worsen the symptoms and in which situations; there are however options to relieve the worst of the complaints.
For instance, medical bladder irrigation solutions exist, such as Cystistat®, which specialists around the world have accepted as a method to reduce the frequency, urge and pain of urination and in many cases bring these problems back to an acceptable level or even solve them entirely. Cystistat® contains hyaluronate, which naturally occurs in the body and in highly purified form can be used as a unique bladder irrigation solution. The compound hyaluronate covers the bladder wall in a natural way and strengthens the bladder wall, thereby reducing pain. After a number of irrigations, this calms the bladder and reduces pain, urge and frequency of urination.
It is clear that Cystistat®, combined with proper information about dietary and lifestyle habits and the following of specialist advice, is capable of strongly improving quality of life.
The use of Cystistat® may also be considered in case of bladder complaints after radiation or in case of frequent infections and inflammation of the bladder.
Cystistat® offers effective protection for the sensitive bladder, because the natural compound hyaluronate (not sourced from animals) is necessary to effectively strengthen the bladder wall. This makes hyaluronate, as used in Cystistat®, unique in its use.