Painful Bladder Syndrome & Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial Cystitis, also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome or Hypersensitive Bladder Syndrome, is the very reason I became a naturopathic doctor. I had interstitial cystitis in my early twenties and fully recovered from the disease via natural medicine.
Painful Bladder Syndrome can be excruciatingly painful and alter the way you go about your normal life. The process of getting a firm diagnosis can be exhausting, since it is a diagnosis of exclusion. A lot of conventional treatments for interstitial cystitis are aimed towards treating symptoms. While symptom relief is a crucial part of managing this condition, if you want it to go away, you need to treat the cause.
In my practice, I utilize the following to find and treat the cause of interstitial cystitis:
- laboratory testing
- lifestyle modifications
- diet therapy
- herbs and natural supplements
Working with patients who have painful bladder syndrome brings deep meaning to my own suffering with interstitial cystitis. Our suffering is never wasted. I would love to not only help you heal from interstitial cystitis but to help you make sense of the “why”.
You’ve come to the right place and you are in very good hands.