Latest Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome Stories

2005-08-31 18:32:55

MONTREAL, Aug. 31 - IP 751, a potent synthetic analog of a metabolite of THC-the principal active ingredient of marijuana-effectively suppresses pain and bladder overactivity in hypersensitive bladder disorders such as interstitial cystitis (IC), according to animal model study results presented today at the annual meeting of the International Continence Society. IP 751 is a potent anti-inflammatory and a powerful analgesic, although the mechanisms by which it works are unknown. For the...

2005-07-15 09:16:17

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture performed at specific sites on the skin may relieve some of the symptoms of overactive bladder, according to researchers. Their study of 85 women with the condition, marked by an overwhelming and frequent urge to urinate, found that a few sessions of acupuncture improved these symptoms for many. Women who received treatment to acupuncture "points" thought to affect bladder control, including areas in the lower back and abdomen,...

2005-07-04 00:45:00

Scientists investigating gender differences in pain have found that not only do women report more pain throughout the course of their lifetime, they also experience it in more bodily areas, more often and for longer duration when compared to men. There also seem to be differences in how men and women think and feel about their pain. For example, anxiety may affect men and women in different ways, and the strategies used to cope with pain may actually make their experience worse. These...

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