IC Awareness Daily Fact #3 – A Six Step IC Treatment Plan

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IC Awareness Daily Fact #3 - Six Step Treatment Protocol

In 2011, the first standardized protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of IC was released by the American Urological Association. This provides a six step treatment plan that minimize the risk of side effects and reduces costs. If your doctor suggests surgery (Step 6), Botox (Step 5) or neuromodulation (Step 4) as a first line therapies, you MUST read this document first.

Interstitial Cystitis Treatments AUA GuidelinesThe AUA Guidelines encourage patients to start at Step One, complete everything there before going to Step Two, etc. Why? Because the lower steps have fewer risks and side effects and in this challenging economic times, they are also much less expensive.

Surgery is the LAST option available and should be explored only after Steps 1 through 5 have been completed! Download Our Free IC Treatments Fact Sheet Here!

 

By | 2015-08-30T16:49:17+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #3 – A Six Step IC Treatment Plan

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. Representing the IC community, she has appeared radio and TV shows including the PBS “Healthy Body Healthy Mind” television series. She serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine and has authored dozens of articles on IC. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app!