Chronic cystitis with bladder disorders
Impact on quality of life
The symptoms can be very distressing and impact significantly on quality of life.4, 8
have suffered from sleep problems at some point
have suffered from depression at some point
Affected social life
said BPS/IC has an effect on their social life
said affects their travel/holiday plans
said BPS/IC has an effect on their general mood
have experienced problems with intimacy with their partner
Extracted from the Cystitis and Overactive Bladder (COB) Survey carried out who had a diagnosis of BPS/IC (2009). The survey achieved 830 respondents.
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