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 #12 – Hunner’s Lesions Require Treatment

Approximately 15% of IC patients have profound, extremely painful areas of inflammation in the bladder wall known as Hunner’s Lesions (formerly Hunner's Ulcers). These larger, bleeding wounds in the bladder represent the most severe form of interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome. Research released in 2014 (Van Der AA, et al. ) found that Hunner's lesions [...]

By |2020-09-12T14:25:40-07:00September 12th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #12 – Hunner’s Lesions Require Treatment

IC Awareness Daily Fact #10 – Children With IC/BPS Face Many Struggles

(By Jill Heidi Osborne, ICN President) It's hard enough to face pelvic pain as an adult, but can you imagine being a young child who can't sleep through the night, can't sit through class and who may not be believed by their families or doctors? Children as young as three years old have been diagnosed with [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 10th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #10 – Children With IC/BPS Face Many Struggles

IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC on Families

IC affects not only the patient but also the extended family. Parents with IC worry about their ability to support their family. Children wonder why their parent cannot attend normal daily functions, like baseball games, and often mistakenly assume that a parent is dying. The ICN has written a children's book "My Mom Has IC: [...]

By |2017-07-21T07:46:46-07:00September 7th, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC on Families

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 #1: IC Affects Millions of People

Interstitial cystitis is not a rare condition. New epidemiological studies revealed that three to eight million women in the USA and one to four million men with IC may have symptoms of interstitial cystitis. That could be as many as one out of every 26 people in the USA. It's obviously many more million around [...]

By |2017-09-01T13:53:17-07:00September 1st, 2014|Announcements, Daily Facts|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #1: IC Affects Millions of People

Facebook Activities – IC Awareness Month

Social networking is vital to our success. You can educate more people with a simple post on your Facebook and blog pages than many of us can with a national press release. We ask you to please spread the word. Add A Daily Fact Every Day Every day during the month of September ad a [...]

By |2021-09-01T12:41:19-07:00August 25th, 2014|Facebook Activism, Patient Activism, Patient Projects, Ways to Get Involved|Comments Off on Facebook Activities – IC Awareness Month
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