Do you find yourself suffering from bladder pressure, bladder pain, or urinary urgency and frequency? These are all common symptoms of interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS). It is estimated that as many as 10 million men and women in the US alone suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC).
Women make up 80% of those affected, however, many men may also suffer from IC.
To date, treatment options for IC symptoms have relied heavily on behavioral changes (eg, diet modifications and self-management) and oral medications (eg, antidepressants) that may take months to be effective. Bladder instillations, included in the American Urological Association (AUA) treatment guidelines for IC, provide immediate treatment because medication is delivered directly to the bladder. Click here to learn more about Hep-Lido-A (alkalinized lidocaine and heparin) compounded formulation for bladder instillations.
References: 1. Berry SH, Stoto MA, Elliott M, et al. Prevalence of symptoms of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome among adult females in the US. Available at: http://www.ichelp.org/Page.aspx?pid=824. Accessed February 6, 2015. 2. Clemens JQ, Link CL, Eggers PW, et al. Prevalence of painful bladder symptoms and effect on quality of life in black, Hispanic and white men and women. J Urol. 2007;177(4):1390-1394.
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