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Got to go? Hurry, hurry... run to the bathroom, better get there quick before a leak. Hurry, hurry... cross the legs while standing in line. Please hurry...finally an open stall. Let ‘er rip. Ahhhh! Wait a minute, still got to go?! Yep, that's what it feels like if you have interstitial cystitis.
That "got to go" feeling never goes away, which can be quite uncomfortable and painful. Normally when the bladder is empty, the bladder is relaxed and comfortable. For others, even when the bladder is empty, there is an urge to urinate. A constant sense of urgency is a very uncomfortable problem. Commonly, a bladder can be irritated by bacteria causing a urinary tract infection. Sometimes the problem is more serious like bladder cancer or a tumor. For others, bladder pain is caused by interstitial cystitis (a.k.a painful bladder syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, and chronic pelvic pain). "Interstitial" means within the tissue. "Cystitis" means inflammation...
Eye burning with discharge is burning, itching, or drainage from the eye of any substance other than tears.
Itching - burning eyes; Burning eyes
Sometimes burning and itching eyes are due to environmental pollutants. If secondhand cigarette smoke is annoying, say so. If an industrial plant in the area is polluting, contact the EPA for solutions.
, including seasonal allergies or hay fever
Chemical irritants (such as chlorine in a swimming pool or makeup)
or pink eye
in the air (cigarette smoke or smog)
Are you like me and wonder about those yogurt commercials that advertise probiotics? A couple of years ago, I would have turned my nose at them, but increasingly researchers are looking into the health benefits of healthy bacteria and other “critters” that live in our body.
Welcome to your microbiome!
Smithsonian.com pointed out that technological advances have really opened a window into microbial life – bacteria, fungi and viruses -- both in and around the body. Stating that this huge effort involves multiple key stakeholders (think international research partnership using leading edge DNA sequencing technology and datasets), the website added, “It also promises the biggest turnaround in medical thinking in 150 years, replacing the single-minded focus on microbes as the enemy with a broader view that they are also our essential allies.” That’s because the microbes have approximately eight million genes that collaborate in helping humans function, ...
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