There are some health conditions for which we have assumptions about, and therefore we are surprised when something out of the norm comes up. There are so many health conditions which we believe we understand and therefore we have a lot of assumptions that go along with this.
You will find this to be quite true when it comes to often misunderstood health conditions for which we assume things about because we don’t know what else to believe. Such is the case with interstitial cystitis for it is a very misunderstood health condition and getting insight into it is what patients everywhere truly want.
If you suffer from interstitial cystitis as a woman then you may get a bit more understanding from the people around you. The biggest problems come about when you are a man who suffers from this condition, and you may even get some negative reactions. People don’t necessarily believe that this can be a condition which afflicts men, and yet there are so many living with it who need help.
Men Can Suffer From It Too and This Is Where True Understanding Matters The Most
This may be an instance where some men don’t even try to seek out treatment, simply due to the fact that they are embarrassed or that they don’t want to be ridiculed. This cycle must be stopped, for it is doing nothing good and is actually causing men to live with an unhealthy and very painful condition that they need not suffer through. There must be an understanding given here which can help men everywhere to work through this condition. This is not a medical condition that only affects women, and therefore there must be some breakthroughs to help men and women alike to work through this condition once and for all.
Here we look at what we know about interstitial cystitis in men and why this is such a difficult thing to face. It may not necessarily be impossible to treat, but understanding and compassion must be provided to men who suffer with this condition. The communication needs to begin and beyond that it must also be something for which proper treatment is provided. Here we look at the implications of interstitial cystitis in men and how we can help these men and women alike to get the help that they need, and to make these painful symptoms truly a thing of the past!
You Want To Help These Men Just Like Anything Else
Men can suffer from this very real and very misunderstood condition, and it’s time to put a stop to this. Though this health condition can very often be misdiagnosed it’s a matter of understanding and education, and also seeing men as part of this problem too.
This is often misdiagnosed, particularly in men
This is one of the biggest problems that so many men suffer from. Sure this is a condition that many believe is common in women, and it can be, but it’s not impossible for men to get it. This is a condition that can and does affect men everywhere as it has much to do with the bladder and the region around it. This is like any other health condition for which men and women can get, and this is where understanding really comes into play. It is naïve to think that this is just a “woman’s disease” and therefore get rid of all of the negative sentiments that are associated with it. Men deserve respect and help just like women do here!
There is a great deal of pain, though in a slightly different area with men
The reality is that men are going to suffer from painful flare ups just as much as women are. The pain or the location of it may vary, and that’s probably the biggest distinction to keep in mind. Men will often suffer from some bladder pain, but that may radiate or even center around the anus. This is due to the location of the bladder in men and just their overall body makeup, so understanding this matters greatly in the long run and in helping men to get control over their pain.
There is often overlap with other health conditions in men specifically
Though this may be true in women, this is often always the case in men. The men who suffer from the painful symptoms of interstitial cystitis often have an overlap with other health conditions. They may have bladder or even kidney problems, some of which they are aware of and some of which are completely new to them. These men may also have prostate problems and so the diagnosis will be instrumental to their ability to work through the pain and manage the condition overall—it may even bring about other realizations here too.
It may be mostly about managing the pain and other symptoms in men
The very same treatment methods that help women can help men here. You may need to treat the other conditions that are present as this is usually the case with men. They may find that the physical symptoms are easy to be managed through holistic practices and proactive measures. Turning to methods such as acupuncture and boosting the immune system as well. You want to take a proactive approach to this with men just as you would with women. They may have other symptoms associated if there are other conditions present though, and that’s what you have to get to the heart of it.
Men can live with this condition and manage it within a healthy lifestyle, but it’s important to first get a true understanding for those who suffer with it and stop allowing there to be shame—this is not a “woman’s condition” and these men need the same help in keeping the pain away!