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

Sleep Problems

Sleep Problems

have suffered from sleep problems at some point

Depression

Depression

have suffered from depression at some point

Affected social life

Affected social life

said BPS/IC has an effect on their social life

Affected travel

Affected travel

said affects their travel/holiday plans

Mood

Mood

said BPS/IC has an effect on their general mood

Intimacy problems

Intimacy problems

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.

4. Fiander N. Painful bladder syndrome and interstitial cystitis: treatment options. Br J Nurs. 2013;22(9):S26, S8-33. 8. The Cystitis and Overactive Bladder (COB) Foundation. COB Foundation Survey. 2009.