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Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder wall. It is not caused by bacteria (like bacterial cystitis which is easily treated with antibiotics) - it will not respond to antibiotics.

Interstitial Cystitis affects more women than men - 90% of sufferers are women. The average age it starts is 40 and recent clinical research has isolated a substance present in the bladder of interstitial cystitis sufferers (APF) that may be responsible for blocking the normal growth of bladder cells.

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Interstitial cystitis is closely linked to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

How Can A Kegel8 Pelvic Toner Help With Interstitial Cystitis?

While we are huge advocates for pelvic floor exercise, avoid Kegel exercise that is too intense if you are suffering from pelvic pain. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner features 20 clinically proven programmes, including 3 programmes clinically proven to help with pain relief. You don't have to use a vaginal probe either, many of the pelvic pain relief programmes use skin electrodes so you can direct the pain-relief pulses exactly where you need them. Learning to relax pelvic floor muscles that are knotted up with pain and in spasm is vital to relax the muscles reduce the pain and improve circulation.

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