Daily Fact #21 – Anxiety and IC

Got Anxiety AND IC? You are not alone! It might surprise you to learn that anxiety is a strongly related condition to IC and pelvic pain. It was the human genome project which made the connection. Researchers trying to determine which section of the human genome correlated with anxiety discovered that a large, distinct subgroup [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 21st, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on Daily Fact #21 – Anxiety and IC

Daily Fact #17 – Men With IC

Interstitial Cystitis (IC/BPS) affects men of all ages, from high school students to seniors, air force pilots to Hollywood actors. Many, if not most, have been misdiagnosed with chronic prostatitis, often for years, before they receive a correct diagnosis. You might also be surprised to learn that IC/BPS has been tracked in high numbers in [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 17th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on Daily Fact #17 – Men With IC

Daily Fact #15 – Disability and IC

Patients with more severe IC who are unable to work may apply for disability benefits in your state our country. In the USA, there are four different types of disability insurance. Private Disability Insurance Private Disability Insurance is usually obtained through your employer if they offer disability benefits. In general, private disability insurance kicks in [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 15th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on Daily Fact #15 – Disability and IC

IC Awareness Daily Fact #13 – The IC and IBS Connection

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome can suffer from chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation and/or a combination of both. One hallmark symptom is intense cramping, often occurring after eating a problem food or beverage containing caffeine, MSG or chocolate. Constipation can also be a side effect of many medications used for IC, particularly pain medications, as well [...]

By |2021-09-17T15:14:17-07:00September 13th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #13 – The IC and IBS Connection

IC Awareness Daily Fact #9 – Patients Can Struggle To Find Medical Care Providers

If there was one common dream among IC patients, it's working with a knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who could treat all of their pelvic ills: the bladder, the pelvic floor, the bowel and, of course, the reproductive tract. Thankfully, a small but growing number of urologists and urogynecologists are moving in that direction, adding physical [...]

By |2020-09-12T14:02:33-07:00September 9th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #9 – Patients Can Struggle To Find Medical Care Providers

IC Daily Fact #6 – IC and Diet Modification

One of the easiest ways for patients to try to reduce their bladder and prostate discomfort is by removing foods which are high in acid, alcohol or hot spices. Even one cup of coffee day, one green tea or one soda can trigger severe bladder irritation and discomfort. Worse, that daily acid wash may prevent [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 6th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Daily Fact #6 – IC and Diet Modification

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

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. The AUA Guidelines encourage patients to start at Step One, complete everything there before going to Step Two, [...]

By |2020-09-03T14:35:21-07:00September 3rd, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #3 – A Six Step IC Treatment Plan

Launching IC Awareness Month

We sent out a blast email to 25,000 patients to kick this off. Just think, if just 10,000 of you post about IC Awareness Month, Tweet to "#icfeelslike", posts about it on their Facebook page, sends out a press release, makes a poster, this will be the largest IC Awareness campaign EVER!!! The IC movement [...]

By |2012-08-20T13:10:22-07:00August 20th, 2012|Announcements|Comments Off on Launching IC Awareness Month
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