Medical Treatment of Interstitial
Cystistat Therapy in Interstitial
Dietary Advice in Interstitial
- Some foods and drinks make symptoms worse
- Some foods will precipitate attacks
- Dietary control MAY relieve symptoms
- As part of Treatment Regime dietary control
Foods to avoid
- Spicy foods eg Curries
- Chilli based foods
- Raw tomatoes
- Citrus based foods eg Lemon Curd/Marmalade
Drinks to avoid
- Coffee (Decaff is ok)
- Red Wine
- Citrus based drinks
Cystistat - simple instillation
treatment for painful interstitial cystitis
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Interstitial Cystitis - visit
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Interstitial Cystitis is a Chronic Benign Inflammatory condition of the
Bladder characterised by:
- Pain on passing Urine (Dysuria)
- Pain after passing Urine
- Pain after passing Urine
- Negative Urine Cultures
- No relief with simple pain Killers or Antibiotics
The condition predominates in Women
aged 18 to 80 years and is difficult to treat.
The cause is unknown but theories propose
- An allergic response in the bladder to either
a product found in the urine or to an infecting agent (bacteria.)
- A defect in the protective coating of the
- A change in the Cell defence mechanism of
- Changes in the Nerve Supply or blood supply
to the Bladder.
These are carried out in the outpatients department and may include Flexible
Cystoscopy, ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder, and a Cystometrogram.
This may be Multiple and often with varying success and includes:
- Oral Therapy
- Intravesical Therapy
- Surgical Treatment
Capio Healthcare Springfield
Patient Advice Sheet on Cystistat, Mr Lewi patients
You will have recently been to see Mr Lewi,
who has advised you to have a 6 week course of Cystistat
instilled into your bladder in order to treat your urinary
symptoms. Cystistat is a clear liquid that is inserted into
your bladder, via a catheter.
The aim of the treatment is to stabilise and
strengthen the lining of your bladder by the topical application
You will receive your dates from Sarah Buttle,
Specialist Urology Sister and also a letter from Springfield
Hospital confirming your admission. You will only be at the
hospital for ½ an hour and you will be able to drive
in/home. You can eat/drink as normal.
On arrival at the hospital please report to
main reception, where a member of the administration team
will escort you to your room. Sarah will then meet you.
You will need to have a small catheter inserted
into your bladder, via which the treatment is instilled.
The catheter is then removed and you will be shown to the
bathroom for a wash and then you can get dressed.
You need to hold the treatment in your bladder for a minimum of an hour.
At this stage you can order tea/coffee from
the kitchen and then you can go home.
It takes about 4 weeks worth of treatment before
to you begin to feel any improvement, so do not become disheartened.
If you have any questions please call Sarah
on 07905 428836.