Since doctors do not know the cause of interstitial cystitis, there is no way to prevent it.
In people who already have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, symptoms may be less likely to flare up if the patient quits smoking cigarettes; avoids drinking beverages containing alcohol, caffeine or citrus juice; and avoids eating chocolate, spices or high-acid foods, such as tomatoes and citrus fruits.
The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms. No one therapy is so...Read more
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