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BPS and associated diseases: literature on allergy and BPS  

ESSIC uses the name bladder pain syndrome (BPS) instead of interstitial cystitis (IC) and/or painful bladder syndrome (PBS):
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  • Effect of Comestibles on Symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis.
    Shorter B, Lesser M, Moldwin RM, Kushner L. J Urol 2007 May 10; [Epub ahead of print]

    • patients with painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis 90.2% indicated that the consumption of certain foods or beverages caused symptom exacerbation
    • there was no correlation between allergies and the effect of comestibles on symptoms
    • the most frequently reported and most bothersome comestibles were coffee, tea, soda, alcoholic beverages, citrus fruits and juices, artificial sweeteners and hot pepper
relationship between allergy and irritable bowel syndrome
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