ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data and Top-Down Pressure on CDC Sc...

How Glutathione Can Save Your Life

Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound

Gut Bacteria, Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Brain inflammation dramatically disrupts memory retrieval networks, UCI study finds

Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases

Clinical trial demonstrates safety, effectiveness of immunotherapy for AdV, BKV, and herpesviruses i...

Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication

New estrogen-based compound suppresses binge-like eating behavior in female mice

Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's

 
Print Page
Email Article

Interstitial Cystitis may be considered a chronic inflammatory disease

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 1, 2013


Editor's Comment: Interstitial cystitis is a common comorbidity among patients with ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Dr. Jay Goldstein observed that 20% of his patients experienced pain upon urination, while other physicians have placed that percentage even higher (up to 90%). For those who suffer from this condition, constant bladder pain can be just as disabling as any other symptom. 

Increased Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines, C-Reactive Protein and Nerve Growth Factor Expressions in Serum of Patients with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

Yuan-Hong Jiang et al.

Abstract

Objective: The etiology and pathogenesis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) are unclear. Chronic inflammation is considered the main pathology of IC/BPS. This study measured the serum c-reactive protein (CRP), nerve growth factor (NGF) and pro-inflammatory cytokine/chemokine interleukin (IL)-1?, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-?, and IL-8 expression in patients with IC/BPS to elucidate the involvement of systemic inflammation in IC/BPS.

Methods: Serum samples were collected from 30 IC/BPS patients and 26 control subjects. The concentrations of serum nerve growth factor (NGF), IL-1?, IL-6, TNF-?, and IL-8 were quantified using a bead-based, human serum adipokine panel kit. Serum C-reactive protein

(CRP) was also assessed. Differences of serum CRP, NGF, IL-1?, IL-6, TNF-?, and IL-8 levels between the IC/BPS patients and controls were compared, and correlations between CRP and pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokine were also evaluated.

Results: The results showed that CRP level (p = 0.031), NGF (p = 0.015) and pro-inflammatory cytokines/chemokine IL-1?, IL-6, TNF-?, and IL-8 levels were significantly higher in the patients with IC/BPS than among controls (all p<0.001). Significant associations were observed between IL-1? and IL-8 (p<0.001), IL-6 and CRP (p = 0.01), IL-6 and IL-8 (p = 0.02), and IL-6 and TNF-? (p = 0.03).

Conclusion: Increased pro-inflammatory cytokines/chemokine (IL-1?, IL-6, TNF-?, and IL-8) expression in the sera of IC/BPS patients implies not only mast cell activation, but also that other inflammatory mediators play important roles in the pathogenesis of IC/BPS. Thus, for some patients, IC/BPS is considered a chronic inflammatory disease.

SourcePLoS ONE 8(10): e76779 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076779.Jiang Y-H, Peng C-H, Liu H-T, Kuo H-C (2013) Increased Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines, C-Reactive Protein and Nerve Growth Factor Expressions in Serum of Patients with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. 




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Free Shipping on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

The Curcumin Revolution: The Curcumin Revolution: "Golden" Ticket to Better Health
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10
Shoo Pain, Don't Bother Me - Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Shoo Pain, Don't Bother Me - Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life
Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?
Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing