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IC Research Survey About Pain and IC Needs Men & Women To Participate by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you do just one thing today for IC, I hope that you will participate in this very important IC research study! Dr. Dean Tripp (Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada) i ... Read on »
Fall 2014 IC Optimist Released – Stories on IC Treatments, Latest Research, Pelvic Organ... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In this issue (1) ICN Editorial – What are you willing to do to get better? This issue begins with an editorial about a woman who, after years of struggling with ... Read on »
IC Workshop on Complementary Therapies in So Cal this weekend by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An IC workshop being held this weekend that addresses complementary approaches to treating IC/PBS. This is not being hosted by the support group, but I wanted to let you k ... Read on »
ICN E-Newsletter – October 24, 2014 – New IC Treatment Guidelines Released, Clinical... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Looking for the latest news about IC? The October issue of the ICN E-newsletter has been released. Read it now at: http://www.ic-network.com/newsletters/weekly1014.html ... Read on »
Europeans Release Updated Chronic Pelvic Pain Guidelines by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By Jill Heidi Osborne, MA One of the barriers that IC patients face is a general lack of understanding of the many conditions which can cause and/or contribute ... Read on »
Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014 by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The American Urological Association (AUA) released a new update to their 2011 Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (I ... Read on »
Pin of the Day – It’s Okay To Tell People You’re Not Okay And That Your IC Is... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do you hide your IC from family and friends? Do you say “I’m fine” even when you’re not? A man with IC was told by his urologist NOT to tell anyone that he was expe ... Read on »
Pin of the Day – Everyone Has A Story by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the hardest parts about IC is that we look normal on the outside, but on the inside we’re struggling with pain, stress, worry and anxiety. Our friends and family ca ... Read on »
2014 IC Awareness Month Poster Contest Winners! by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine FIRST PLACE – CHRISTY KEYES – $100 gift certificate Christy Keyes wins first place this year for a gorgeous yet satirical poster that utilizes color and text powerfull ... Read on »
Cyclosporine Study Seeks Men and Women Who Have Failed Previous IC/BPS Therapies by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Men & Women Welcome To Participate In This Cyclosporine & IC Study If you are suffering from Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome) and have had three or mor ... Read on »
Study Weeks Women With Moderate to Severe IC and Bladder Pain by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Interstitial Cystitis Network is pleased to inform you that a research study is now enrolling women between the ages of 18 and 75 who have IC/BPS. This study will as ... Read on »
Study Seeks Women With Moderate to Severe IC and Bladder Pain by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Interstitial Cystitis Network is pleased to inform you that a research study is now enrolling women between the ages of 18 and 75 who have IC/BPS. This study will as ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #30 – With gratitude, we honor those who have left their mark on the... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine On this, the last day of IC Awareness Month, we honor those patients and providers who are no longer with us. Many helped the IC movement become the vital, vibrant ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #29 – Smoking and IC by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When a 2012 research study was released that showed the children of smokers were at high risk of developing severe urinary disorders, we were stunned (1). Yes, we a ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #28 – Types of IC Flares by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As almost every patient can attest to, interstitial cystitis and bladder pain patients often experience sudden and unpredictable “flares” or worsening of their symp ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #27 – Pain of Interstitial Cystitis As Severe As Cancer Pain by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While pain is not always a symptom in IC, for the men and women who have it, it can be agonizing, as if razors are cutting our bladders. Yet, for years, patients ha ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #26 – Wine and IC/BPS by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is it safe to drink wine when you have interstitial cystitis (IC), bladder pain syndrome (BPS) or chronic prostatitis? If you’re actively in a flare or have Hunner’ ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #25 – Beer and Interstitial Cystitis by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is it safe to drink beer when you have interstitial cystitis (IC) or bladder pain syndrome (BPS)? If you’ve had a flare after drinking beer, you are not alone. In o ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #24 – Pregnancy and IC by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you’re wondering if you can have a baby after a diagnosis of IC, take heart! Thousands of IC patients have had successful pregnancies and children. The most comm ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #23 – Cranberry Juice is an “acid-bomb” in an IC bladder! by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice and cranberry products are NOT helpful for all bladder conditions. In fact, cranberry can provoke increased urinary freq ... Read on »