Interstitial Cystitis - Prognosis

Prognosis

A survey showed that among people with interstitial cystitis: 40% were unable to work, 27% were unable to have sex due to pain, 27% had marriage breakdown, 55% had contemplated suicide, and 12% had attempted suicide. Other research has shown that the impact of IC/BPS on Quality of Life is severe and may be comparable to the quality of life experienced in endstage renal disease or rheumatoid arthritis.

Countries are increasingly recognizing how severely IC/PBS can affect patients' lives, by officially recognizing that it can completely impair functioning. IC/PBS is now recognized with an official disability code in the United States of America.

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