September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month. According to the Interstitial Cystitis Network, as many as one out of every 26 people in the United States right now may be living with symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis.
Also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis is a feeling that ranges from minor discomfort to great pain or pressure around the pelvic area, most specifically the bladder. Many who are affected by the symptoms are not even aware that they have it. This is why it is important to spread awareness, so that those who are affected can seek treatment. While there is no cure currently, there are a variety of treatments available that can help lessen the symptoms and make Interstitial Cystitis much more manageable.