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  • Does eating "bad" foods cause damage?

    My urologist told me that eating foods that cause pain (caffeine, tomatoes, etc) does not actually damage the bladder lining but only irritates the exposed nerves. Any thoughts on this?

  • #2
    Interesting- I wonder if any research has been done on whether chronically irritated bladder nerves could eventually damage the bladder lining. Maybe you could ask your dr. the next time you see him? I haven't seen much written on this aspect of irritation in the bladder.

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    • #3
      This makes sense to me as I understand it with IC the linning of the bladder is already gone, this is why eatting irritating foods bothers us, there is no lining to protect the inside of bladder from the acidity of these foods.

      I don't think the linning grows back, just somethings coat it some to offer some protection.

      Just the way I understand it too be. After all if the linning grew back would that not mean we could be cured?

      MG
      My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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      • #4
        MG
        What do you think happens for those like myself who have extended remissions? Do you think the lining grows back? It seems like it must, since I have had no symptoms at all for 21 months, eat whatever I want, and take no medications. I never took any of the bladder coating treatments such as Elmiron, Cystoprotek, Uracyst, Aloe, etc.

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        • #5
          I wonder if they can do stem cell on our own bladders? and if they can why has it not been done for us? and would it do any good?
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          • #6
            I truely don't know what causes a remission in some and not in others, or why some are longer than other's.

            I guess really to truely know the answrs to any of these ? they would first have to know what causes IC.

            Maybe it has many causes and hence some remissions and some not.

            Lets pray someone figure it out fast, and hence be able to figure out how to cure it.

            MG
            My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

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            • #7
              Do you have any idea what caused your symptoms to go into remission? Did you go on the diet for awhile?

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              • #8
                Sorry...disregard my earlier comment...I just read what you posted at the bottom (what helped you go into remission). : )

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                • #9
                  Briza I noticed that you had Hunner's Ulcers~found and removed during hydro
                  How is the procedure done? I had the hydro but that was it.

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                  • #10
                    They were fulgurated (burned) off during the hydro.

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