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

New Lyme guidelines promote options and informed choice

Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment

“Worm pill” could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health, Pitt Study Says

Preserving Cognitive Function with Aging

Scientists Look for Biomarkers to Improve Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition

9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel

 
Print Page
Email Article

Interstitial Cystitis Association Headlines Latest Science & Much More

  [ 33 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 23, 2010


Following are a few headlines & quotes excerpted from recent information-packed Interstitial Cystitis Association e-newsletters.  (See their nonprofit www.IChelp.org site for much more on IC/painful bladder - including many educational resources; finding a doctor, diagnosis, and clinical trials; a Q&A; blogs; overlapping conditions such as IBS, allergies, endometriosis, vulvodynia, pelvic floor problems, prostatitis, panic attacks, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, & TMJ; and much more.)

Omega 3s [fish oil] May Prevent Entometriosis. Could They Also Ease IC?

“The first-ever modifiable risk factor – that is, a risk factor you can do something about – has been found for endometriosis…. [To see the cited report, “A prospective study of omega-3 and endometriosis risk,” click here.]

“…One of the reasons this study is so intriguing for people with IC is that omega 3 supplements came up well in the 2009 ICA Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey. 58% of you said fish oil or other omega 3 supplements help ease your IC symptoms at least somewhat….”

[See also:
“Vitamin D and pelvic floor disorders in women: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey”
“Early identification of interstitial cystitis may avoid unnecessary hysterectomy,”  noting a frequent result of misdiagnosed IC. ]

Allergy Shows Strong Link with Vulvodynia… [and by association, Interstitial Cystitis]

Highlights the study of “Allergic reactions and risk of vulvodynia,” which reports that inflammation-causing histamine generating cells – the cause of ‘allergy’ symptoms – are always found in vulvar tissue of vulvodynia patients, but not normal subjects. Notes that “This is the first study we know of that makes a definite link between allergy and the risk of having an IC-related condition. Women with vulvodynia are at least twice as likely to have had allergies beforehand as women without vulvodynia. In the days when bladder biopsy was more common, pathologists often noticed mast cells in IC patients’ bladder tissue....”

[In this vein, see also:
“Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation
“Quercetin inhibits expression of inflammatory cytokines through attenuation of NF-KB and p38 MAPK in HMC-1 human mast cell line”]

Rate of IC in Vulvodynia Patients May Be Very High
“Some 80% of vulvodynia patients may have interstitial cystitis….” [See cited article, “Prevalence of Interstitial Cystitis in Vulvodynia Patients Detected by Bladder Potassium Sensitivity.”] “In fact, some speculate that vulvar pain may often be referred from the bladder…."

AND MUCH MORE - See weekly ICA e-Newswire archive.



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

Save on Your Next Order

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
How I Found My Long-Lost Energy How I Found My Long-Lost Energy
Preserving Cognitive Function with Aging Preserving Cognitive Function with Aging
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints

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