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Uracyst® FAQ > Who Does Interstitial Cystitis Affect?
Ninety percent of Interstitial Cystitis patients are women. They range in age from teens up to their eighties. Recent studies suggest that Interstitial Cystitis most commonly affects people around the age of 40. Interstitial Cystitis is a disease marked by periods with flare-ups and remissions and its symptoms can be exacerbated by menstruation, urinary tract infections, diet and sexual intercourse. The condition affects people in all walks of life. The symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis are similar to other disorders of the urinary system. There is no definitive test to identify Interstitial Cystitis and therefore, doctors must exclude other potential conditions before considering a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.
Bladder pain, frequent urination, and even painful sexual intercourse can have significant impact on the long-term quality of your life. If you have the symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, consult your physician.