Dr Oz: Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
Dr Oz said that women are ten times more likely to get Painful Bladder Syndrome or Interstitial Cystitis than men. If you have a constant need to urinate, you experience pain when you urinate, and / or you have cramps, it may not be a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection like we so often think. Doctor Oz said that these exact symptoms are also a sign of Painful Bladder Syndrome or Interstitial Cystitis.
Dr Oz: Painful Bladder Syndrome
Doctor Oz showed his Assistant-Of-The-Day a real bladder, so that she could see the different layers that make up this very muscular organ. She said it felt thick, muscular and rubbery. Dr Oz said that a healthy bladder has a protective lining inside called an Interstitial Layer, and when you have Painful Bladder syndrome, this layer breaks down which causes your bladder to get irritated and stiff (rather than being soft so that it can easily compress and expand).