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Read the latest news about interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and related conditions in the ICN blog.

Pelvic Pain Seminar Comes to Colorado Springs in July 2016

The Bridge For Pelvic Pain has announced their first annual pelvic pain seminar to be held this July in Colorado Springs. The seminar is an immersion in learning about chronic pelvic pain from diagnosis and treatment. Attendees will learn about chronic pelvic pain from one of the best pelvic pain clinicians in the world, Dr Robert Echenberg. [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Pelvic Pain Seminar Comes to Colorado Springs in July 2016

What’s the Worst Drink For IC/BPS Ever?

IC & IBS Patients Share Many Diet Restrictions Heather Van Vorous, author of First Year IBS, has written some fabulous articles for her website www.helpforibs.com. In one of her "Ask Heather" columns, she answered the question "What's the Worst Drink for IBS Ever?" Given the fact that IC and IBS are common in patients and [...]

By |May 13th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on What’s the Worst Drink For IC/BPS Ever?

Dr. Jeannette Potts – Pelvic Pain In Men is Not Prostatitis

"Real Men Get Real Pelvic Pain" Course Provided To Urologists At AUA 2016 - If you've been told that your pelvic pain is the result of chronic prostatitis, you are not alone. If you've spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars on various "prostate centric" antibiotics and other prescriptions, you're in the company of millions of [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research|Comments Off on Dr. Jeannette Potts – Pelvic Pain In Men is Not Prostatitis

Remarkable Patients With Pelvic Pain – Atara Schimmel

Introducing Atara Schimmel - Artist, Advocate, Pelvic Pain Patient (The purpose of the "Remarkable Patients" series is to highlight patients who have done remarkable things in spite of, or perhaps because of, their bladder and/or pelvic pain. We want to feature patients who are artisans, writers, athletes, small business owners to give them the opportunity [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Remarkable Patients With Pelvic Pain – Atara Schimmel

Northwestern Study Seeks Men & Women With IC/BPS or CP/CPPS

MAPP Research Network Study Seeks People with IC/BPS or CP/CPPS - Do you or someone you know suffer from Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) or Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)? Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for men and women who have IC/BPS and men who have CPPS to participate in a [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Clinical Trials, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Research|Comments Off on Northwestern Study Seeks Men & Women With IC/BPS or CP/CPPS

ICN E-Newsletter – April 2016

April 2016 ICN E-Newsletter Interesting Blogs/Feature Stories   How Does Interstitial Cystitis Begin One of the most recognizable figures in research and clinical care, Dr. Lowell Parsons has treated 9000 IC patients in his 35 year career at UC San Diego. A legend in the IC movement, he developed the only oral medication approved for [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|ICN Newsletters, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on ICN E-Newsletter – April 2016

Beware The Non-Organic Strawberry

Study Finds Strawberry Contains The Highest Pesticide Levels If your family loves to eat fresh strawberries, you might be stunned to discover that they were found to contain the highest level of pesticide residues of all tested fruits and vegetables (even after you wash them) according to the Environmental Working Groups 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Beware The Non-Organic Strawberry

How Does Interstitial Cystitis Begin

Dr. Lowell Parson's Explores Early Signs and Symptoms of IC One of the most recognizable figures in research and clinical care, Dr. Lowell Parsons has treated 9000 IC patients in his 35 year career at UC San Diego. A legend in the IC movement, he developed the only oral medication approved for treatment of IC, Elmiron, as well [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on How Does Interstitial Cystitis Begin

ACID ZAP Reduces Acid In Foods

Introducing Acid Zap™, a New Acid Reducing Product If you struggle with acid sensitivity and haven't had a good response with the popular supplement Prelief, a new product on the market may be worth trying. Acid Zap™ is a simple solution of sodium bicarbonate and water that can be added, by the drop, to those [...]

By |April 7th, 2016|Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on ACID ZAP Reduces Acid In Foods

Is vaping safe for interstitial cystitis?

Can I smoke or vape with interstitial cystitis? It is an undeniable fact that the toxins found in cigarette smoke (tobacco) can be lethal. It contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including 69 known cancer-causing compounds, such as formaldehye, ammonia, cyanide, arsenic,  acetone, lead, methanol, DDT (1) and several pesticides (2). These chemicals pass through the lungs, into [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|Front Page Feed, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Is vaping safe for interstitial cystitis?