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    Interstitial cystitis What is interstitial cystitis? Interstitial cystitis is a medical condition characterized by pain and discomfort in the region of the bladder. These features are usually associated with urinary tract symptoms such as urinary frequency (polyuria), burning on urination (dysuria), and urgency. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms be present for more than six weeks in the absence of other causes. Interstitial cystitis is typically diagnosed around age 40 or later and is more common in women compared to men. Patients with the disease tend to have coexisting pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia or irritable bowel syndrome. Individuals often suffer from decreased quality of life. Due to the importance of this condition,…

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    personality disorder. It seemed that there was no improvement in the claimant’s condition. A Pap smear (Papanicolaou test) smear involves collecting cells from the cervix (the lower, narrow end of the uterus that is at the top of the vagina) in order to detect changes in the cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future. Urethrotrigonitis is an inflammation of the tubular passage through which urine is discharged from the bladder to the exterior of the body (urethra) and…

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    In fact, they often go hand in hand. My doctor explained to me that people with Interstitial Cystitis, or IC, have a bladder problem where the lining of the bladder is thin. Depending on the acidity of the urine, the individual can experience abdominal and urinary pain, as well as increased urinary frequency because of this. Basically, I just reduced the amount of acidic foods I eat. Some examples include citrus, tomato, and sweeteners and sugars. If I want to eat something more acidic, like…

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    indications of a UTI can negatively affect anyone’s daily life, especially those who have reoccurring problems. UTIs can also increase the risk of obtaining a kidney infection, scarring of the kidney walls, and/or kidney stones. A study was done in 2014 to, “Determine if daily consumption of cranberry juice decreased symptoms of UTIs among women between the ages of 30 and 39 years who reported at least one previous UTI” (Bass-Ware, Weed, Johnson, and Spurlock, 2014). The researchers gave…

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    they last longer than half a year (Yates, 2015). Pain can be sporadic or continuous and commonly influenced by the menstrual cycle (Yates, 2015). As well, the nature of pain symptoms varies widely, ranging from dull and throbbing to sharp and stabbing (Yates, 2015). The above discussed symptoms are similar to those of a number of pelvic and abdominal diseases; this makes reaching a diagnosis difficult (Yates, 2015). Many others diseases must be ruled out before endometriosis can be considered…

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    I am no stranger to hardship. In fact, I live it daily. Beneath the smiles is someone who is struggling–someone who awakens each morning and says, “Let’s give this life a shot again today.” Every healthy decision I make for my body gets me one step closer to my end goal–remission. However, the process is long and grueling, and with each setback, I have lived through brutal periods of discouragement. Nearly a decade ago, the doctors diagnosed me with the first of a series of health conditions,…

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    the blood are secreted into the filtrate. At the end of this process, the filtrate in the tubule becomes urine containing only water, waste products, and excess ions. The blood exiting the capillaries will have reabsorbed all of the nutrients along with most of the water and ions that the body requires to function. Other functions of the renal system include storage and excretion of wastes, and production of hormones. Diseases and disorders on the renal system. 1. Urinary tract infections…

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