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IC Awareness Month Contest: What’s your FAVORITE IC Flare Coping Strategy $30 prize by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Allright my fellow IC patients. It’s time for our second IC Awareness Month contest. What’s your FAVORITE IC Flare Coping Strategy Why: It’s IC Awareness Mo ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #9 – Patients Often Struggle To Find Doctors by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 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, t ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #8 – Many IC and pelvic pain patients have had unnecessary... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some patients have had inappropriate hysterectomies only to discover, after the fact, that their pelvic pain was originating from their bladder. IC patient Angela B ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #7 – The Impact of IC & Pelvic Pain on Families & Friends by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 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 ... Read on »
IC Awareness Daily Fact #6 – Avoiding Acidic Foods Can Help Reduce Bladder & Prostate... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 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 ... Read on »
IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #4 – Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and IC Often Co-Exist by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #4 The role of the pelvic floor muscles in contributing to pelvic pain is now undeniable. Urologists often describe muscles ”as t ... Read on »
IC Awareness Month Daily Fact 3: Confused about IC Treatments? Six Step Treatment Protocol Reduces... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #3 In 2011, the first standardized protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of IC was released by the American Urological Associ ... Read on »
Interstitial cystitis is more of an injury to the bladder by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine IC Awareness Month Daily Fact #2: There are various forms of “cystitis” that are easily confused. Bacterial cystitis, aka urinary tract infection, is treated with a ... Read on »
Donations for IC Research & IC Awareness Month by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Donate Directly To A Research Center Many have asked how they can support research through IC Awareness Month. We encourage patients to consider donating to Beaumon ... Read on »
Interstitial Cystitis May Effect One Out Of Every 26 People In The USA by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Daily Fact #1 – Interstitial cystitis is not a rare condition. New epidemiological studies revealed that three to eight million women in the USA and one to four mil ... Read on »
September is IC Awareness Month – Ten Ways You Can Help by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The most exciting time of the year for the IC community, IC Awareness Month, begins September first as patients around the world unite to educate others about IC. W ... Read on »
Summer 2014 IC Optimist Now Available by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The IC Optimist is the ICN’s quarterly patient and professional magazine dedicated to all things IC and pelvic pain. Subscriptions are available for just $25 per year via ... Read on »
Great New IC Book Released – The Proactive Patient: Managing IC/BPS and Related Conditions... by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m thrilled and excited to announce that we have a fabulous new resource for patients struggling with interstitial cystitis. Written by Gaye and Andrew Sandler, The Pro ... Read on »
Doctoral Student Seeks Life Stories From Interstitial Cystitis Patients by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Interstitial Cystitis Network is always happy to help undergraduate and graduate students conduct research into IC. Here’s a doctoral student in the United Kingdom w ... Read on »
Vaginal Mesh Sling Complications and IC? by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The use of vaginal mesh during pelvic reconstruction surgeries, such as for the repair of pelvic organic prolapse, is now very controversial due to a number of serious a ... Read on »
Female Triathletes At Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Were you an athlete before you developed bladder and/or pelvic pain? One of the trends currently being tracked in patients struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction a ... Read on »
New Fact Sheets for Interstitial Cystitis Treatments, Diet and Flares by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ICN Fact Sheets The ICN is pleased to release a new series of Fact Sheets for 2014 for patients and care providers discussing basic IC facts, the new AUA treatment pro ... Read on »
Ten Money Saving Tips For IC/BPS Treatments & Drugs by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The first two phone calls I received Monday morning were from elderly gentleman who had been taking, with great success, Elmiron for their IC. The problem for each was t ... Read on »
Bacteria Found in Bladders of Healthy Women Differ From Those in Women with Incontinence by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Newswise — Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola Universit ... Read on »
IC & Independence Day – Get Out & Celebrate by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many interstitial cystitis patients dread holidays, such as Independence Day. The joyful family picnic or nighttime firework display lose their appeal when you’re strugg ... Read on »