/Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

The American Urological Association (AUA) released a new update to their 2011 Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS). The original guidelines included research studies up through 2009. This new revision includes research studies through 2013. Read the amended guidelines here! “Although the science relevant to IC/BPS is continually improving [...]

By |2017-01-31T10:56:23+00:00October 21st, 2014|Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction|Comments Off on Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Guidelines Updated by AUA in Fall 2014

IC Awareness Daily Fact #6 – Avoiding Acidic Foods Can Help Reduce Bladder & Prostate Discomfort

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 |2017-01-31T12:31:12+00:00September 6th, 2014|Awareness, Diet & Food, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Men's Health, Self Care|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #6 – Avoiding Acidic Foods Can Help Reduce Bladder & Prostate Discomfort

Daily Fact #3: Confused about IC Treatments? Six Step Treatment Protocol Reduces Risk and Costs!

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 minimizes the risk of side effects and, surprisingly, also reduces costs. If your doctor suggests surgery (Step 6), Botox (Step 5) or neuromodulation (Step 4) as a [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:32:42+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Awareness, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on Daily Fact #3: Confused about IC Treatments? Six Step Treatment Protocol Reduces Risk and Costs!

IC Awareness Daily Fact #1: Interstitial Cystitis May Effect One Out Of Every 26 People In The USA

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 |2017-01-31T12:35:00+00:00September 1st, 2014|Awareness, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog|Comments Off on IC Awareness Daily Fact #1: Interstitial Cystitis May Effect One Out Of Every 26 People In The USA

September is IC Awareness Month – Ten Ways You Can Help

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. We need to reach those patients who are suffering in silence and give them hope. We need to educate doctors who are still treating IC out of [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:36:08+00:00August 30th, 2014|Awareness, ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News|Comments Off on September is IC Awareness Month – Ten Ways You Can Help

Summer 2014 IC Optimist Now Available

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 email of $50 per year to have a printed copy mailed to you. This issue is also available for single purchase (print or electronic pdf.) Proceeds are [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:36:56+00:00August 13th, 2014|Diet & Food, Editorial, ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Must Reads|Comments Off on Summer 2014 IC Optimist Now Available

Great New IC Book Released – The Proactive Patient: Managing IC/BPS and Related Conditions by Gaye and Andrew Sandler

Gaye & Andrew Sandler have released their first new book in a decade for men, women & children struggling with IC and its many related conditions. What sets this husband and wife team apart from so many other authors who have written about interstitial cystitis is their focus on patient comfort. In The Proactive Patient: Managing [...]

By |2017-01-31T12:37:49+00:00August 4th, 2014|Awareness, ICN Shop & Mail Order Center, Industry News, Interstitial Cystitis IC/BPS, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, Jill's Journal, News, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Great New IC Book Released – The Proactive Patient: Managing IC/BPS and Related Conditions by Gaye and Andrew Sandler