Bladder Pain Syndrome

An estimated 4 to 12 million people in the United States suffer from Bladder Pain Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis), 90 percent of whom are women. Many people are either misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.

Symptoms include pelvic pain, urethral pain, urinary urgency and urinary frequency that occur over a long period of time. Previously referred to as interstitial cystitis as these symptoms mimic a normal urinary tract infection so it was thought there may be a deep infection in the bladder lining (interstitium). However Bladder Pain Syndrome (interstitial cystitis) is more complex and many sufferers do not have chronic bladder infections. There is good evidence that in Bladder Pain Syndrome the way that messages from the pelvic organs are received by the brain changes and this is often accompanied by tension in the pelvic floor.

Desert Harvest Super-Strength Aloe Vera Capsules have been shown in clinical trials to effectively reduce bladder pain, urinary frequency and urgency, pelvic pain and urethral burning that are a part of many bladder disorders, but especially Bladder Pain Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis). Desert Harvest Aloe Vera contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) which adhere to the bladder mucosal lining, preventing potentially irritating solutes in the urine from reaching the bladder wall. The patented harvesting method ensures the D-Mannose found in the Aloe is also preserved alongside 200 other active nutrients whilst removing anthraquinones. With no harsh chemicals or side effects Desert Harvest has been supporting BPS sufferers in the United States since 1993 and Pelvic Relief is proud to bring this product to the UK.

Desert Harvest Aloe Vera is antibacterial, antifungal, antibiotic, analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory, and because there are no harsh side effects, it adds many more elements to the pain relief and improvement in day to day life for the IC/BPS sufferer.

There is also exciting research regarding Desert Harvest's new CBD supplement. Desert Harvest have been supporting work by Dr Reza Sharif-Naeini at McGill University in Canada who has recently shown the formulation decreases the excitability of human sensory neurons and has an analgesic effect in preclinical pain models the early indication is that CBD may have a role to play in chronic bladder pain management.