What is Painful Bladder Syndrome

Painful bladder syndrome, also called interstitial cystitis, is a chronic condition that causes mild to severe pain in the bladder and surrounding pelvic area. In women, the pain tends to worsen during menstruation.

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November 06, 2013

Study: Cannabinoids May Help Treat Painful Bladder Syndrome
According to WebMD, more than 4 million people in the US suffer from a chronic bladder disease called interstitial cystitis. Although little is known about its cause, statistics suggest that middle-aged women are the most at risk of developing it. US Researchers Treated Interstitial Cystitis With Cannabinoids Symptoms of interstitial cystitis, also referred to as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), include a similar discomfort to that caused by urinary tract infections, as well as chronic inflammation of the bladder and an increased sensitivity to pain. Another common symptom is an increase in urination frequency. The average person is said to void …
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October 02, 2013

Study: Cannabinoids May Serve A Role In Bladder Function
Research Suggests CB1 Receptor Involvement In Bladder Function As we know, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have reported success using cannabis to battle the symptoms. Usually, medical cannabis is credited simply with reducing the number of spasms; however, recent reports suggest that it could also help improve bladder function. A 2004 uro-neurology case study from London suggested, “cannabis-based medicinal extracts are a safe and effective treatment for urinary and other problems in patients with advanced MS.” The study opened the door to a world of questions, and new research may offer some answers.