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    Old 05-04-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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    Unhappy nutritional help for cystitis, interstitial

    Here I am again.
    I am looking for help mainly for my niece, who is only five years old. I have interstitial cystitis, but so does my little niece. I have learned to live with it and take medications, and have to keep changing my diet. I am still learning however, AND it is still painful and discouraging.

    ANYHOO...I am mainly here for her. You see, most of the medications for adults just are NOT appropriate or suitable for children. Also, NEITHER are the diet restrictions. I am DESPERATELY trying to find some natural or dietary ways to help her out. She is ALSO diabetic. We are going to be seeing a dietician soon, but not for another six weeks, and so far this poor child is suffering. It is just SO frustrating!!

    ANY help anyone can offer us would be MUCH appreciated.

    God bless and THANK YOU!!!

    Suzi

     
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    Old 05-19-2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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    Re: nutritional help for cystitis, interstitial

    Suzi-
    Did a search and found the following dietary recommendations at a interstitial cystitis site:
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    The idea behind managing your diet is to avoid foods and beverages that may irritate your bladder and result in a flare up of interstitial cystitis. Here is a list of some of the suggested items to restrict, followed by foods and beverages that a number of IC patients have noted do not cause them problems.
    Milk/Dairy Products

    AVOID: aged cheeses, sour cream, yogurt and chocolate

    OK TO TRY: white chocolate, non-aged cheeses such as cottage or American, frozen yogurt and milk

    Vegetables

    AVOID: fava beans, lima beans, onions, tofu, soy beans and tomatoes

    OK TO TRY: other vegetables and home grown tomatoes (which may be less acidic)

    Fruits

    AVOID: apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, cantaloupes, citrus fruits, cranberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, rhubarb, strawberries and juices made from these fruits

    OK TO TRY: melons (other than cantaloupes) blueberries and pears

    Carbohydrates and Grains

    AVOID: rye and sourdough bread

    OK TO TRY: other breads, pasta, potatoes and rice

    Meats and Fish

    AVOID: aged, canned, cured, processed or smoked meats and fish, anchovies, caviar, chicken livers, corned beef, and meats which contain nitrates or nitrites

    OK TO TRY: other poultry, fish and meat

    Nuts

    AVOID: most nuts

    OK TO TRY: almonds, cashews and pine nuts

    Beverages

    AVOID: alcoholic beverages (including beer and wine), carbonated drinks such as sodas, coffee or tea, and fruit juices, especially citrus or cranberry juice.

    OK TO TRY: non-carbonated bottled water, decaffeinated, acid-free coffee and tea, and some herbal teas. Call 1-800-TEALEAF for information on coffees and teas.

    Seasonings

    AVOID: mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, salsa, spicy foods (especially such ethnic foods as Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Thai), soy sauce, miso, salad dressing and vinegar, including balsamic and flavored vinegars

    OK TO TRY: garlic and other seasonings

    Preservatives and Additives

    AVOID: benzol alcohol, citric acid, monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (Nutrasweet®) and saccharine, foods containing preservatives and artificial ingredients and colors

    Miscellaneous

    AVOID: tobacco, caffeine, diet pills, junk foods, recreational drugs, cold and allergy medications containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, and certain vitamins

    Although the list of foods to avoid may initially appear daunting, remember that there are still many foods you can enjoy. Some IC patients report that they have the least trouble with rice, potatoes, pasta, vegetables, meat, and chicken. With these foods as a base for your diet, you can create nutritious and flavorful meals. You can still cook for family and friends and share meals with them because the foods you can eat are the basic elements of a healthful, balanced diet. However, you may need to make some minor adjustments, such as setting your serving aside before adding seasonings. You may also want to consider adding a source of fiber to your diet to promote regular bowel movements.
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    Old 05-25-2004, 08:21 PM   #3
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    Re: nutritional help for cystitis, interstitial

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    Originally Posted by suzi47cmt
    Here I am again.
    I am looking for help mainly for my niece, who is only five years old. I have interstitial cystitis, but so does my little niece. I have learned to live with it and take medications, and have to keep changing my diet. I am still learning however, AND it is still painful and discouraging.

    ANYHOO...I am mainly here for her. You see, most of the medications for adults just are NOT appropriate or suitable for children. Also, NEITHER are the diet restrictions. I am DESPERATELY trying to find some natural or dietary ways to help her out. She is ALSO diabetic. We are going to be seeing a dietician soon, but not for another six weeks, and so far this poor child is suffering. It is just SO frustrating!!

    ANY help anyone can offer us would be MUCH appreciated.





    God bless and THANK YOU!!!

    Suzi




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