Changes in diet help many patients control their symptoms and IC treatment guidelines recommend dietary changes as part of an IC therapy plan. However, studies have found there is a lot of variability from one IC patient to another. These patients find that making a few strategic changes to what they eat and drink can help to control their IC symptoms including pain, frequency, and urgency. Unfortunately, a lot of it is confusing and inaccurate, and figuring out what to eat—and not to eat—can be stressful. Remember, how much, how often, and the specific foods and beverages that affect bladder symptoms are different for each person with IC. In addition, if you have a milk allergy or are lactose intolerant, your IC symptoms may worsen when you drink milk and eat dairy foods. Many patients also report gastrointestinal problems when they consume gluten, even though there is currently no proven relationship between gluten and IC symptoms. Other patients may need to consider additional dietary modifications when they have existing comorbidities, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Meet with a registered dietitian nutritionist RDN to learn more about how to identify which foods and beverages might bother your IC. Also, find out if your health insurance covers the cost of nutrition counseling.
Beyer is one of the foremost experts on the disease—and also a patient. She was diagnosed with IC in She has done the research scrutinizing what little of IC has been studied thus far while also being a staunch advocate for more research to be conducted and has felt the pain of IC firsthand. Because IC patients are in dire need of help, Beyer explains, and dietitians are in a great place to provide that aid. It turns out diet modification can improve symptoms for many IC patients, and recent American Urological Association guidelines even recommend physicians refer IC patients to RDs for nutrition guidance. Be that one person. What Is IC? According to the Interstitial Cystitis Association ICA, IC is a condition that consists of recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency and urgency. IC also goes by many other names, including painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome, hypersensitive syndrome, and pelvic floor dysfunction. IC symptoms can be similar to those of a bladder infection, but the difference is that IC patients will have sterile urine. Thus far, research points to a damaged bladder lining as the biggest culprit behind IC. The most common IC symptom is pain of various types and severities.
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