Chronic UTI/Interstitial Cystitis Specialist

No More Pelvic Pain, Chronic UTI, or Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that affects mostly young woman. They develop constant pelvic pressure, burning sensation, frequency on urination, urgency, pain in the urethra, vagina, vulvar area and clitoris. The symptoms are constant and can last for months or years.

The cause is unknown but it is believed to be caused by urinary infection even though the urine is normal, the cultures are negative, cystoscopy is normal, and there is a poor response to antibiotics, medication or bladder insufflation.

Most patients are treated with antibiotics for a year or more, becoming symptomatic once the antibiotic is discontinued.

The condition starts after developing a urinary infection treated with antibiotics multiple times. The symptoms then become chronic.

Dr. Zermeno has been treating patients with this condition for approximately 10 years with great results; 95% become symptoms free in as little of three weeks after treatment.

It is Dr. Zermeno personal opinion based on his 10 years of experience treating this condition that the problem is not located in the bladder but outside the bladder, mainly in the pelvic area. The patient complains of symptoms not related to the bladder, like pelvic pressure, pain in the vagina, urethra, clitoris and perineum. The urine is usually normal, cultures are negative and cystoscopy is normal in most cases and there is very poor response to antibiotics. There is minimal evidence that the bladder is the problem even when the patient experiences few bladder symptoms.

Dr. Zermeno believes that the problem is related to inflammation of the autonomic nerves in the pelvic area. The symptoms are very suggestive of neuropathy and become present after a urinary infection treated with antibiotics. Many antibiotics are known to cause neuropathy especially fluoroquinolones like Ciprofloxacin.

His treatment targets the pelvic area, not the bladder. It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and helps repair the damaged tissues by increasing oxygenation. After few weeks of treatment the symptoms disappear. Most of his patients have remained asymptomatic for many years. He does not use medication, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories or bladder insufflations.

Using antibiotics long term is very dangerous causing resistance, yeast overgrowth and tremendous damage to the microbiome or benign intestinal bacteria, which are essential for our well-being.

The damage to the intestinal bacteria leads to intestinal permeability syndrome also known as leaky gut, resulting in the development of food allergies, chronic infections, autoimmune disorders and neuro inflammation with development of brain fog, chronic fatigue and a variety of neurological symptoms. Trying to sterilize the bladder without affecting other bacteria is almost impossible. His treatment is local, effective and does not affect the benign bacteria.

To learn more, contact Dr Zermeno at the American Institute of Natural Medicine today.


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