Living With IC Video Series Jill Osborne
ICN “Living With IC” Video Series
The ICN “Living With IC” Video series has been viewed more than 500,000 times by patients and family members. From basic tips on diet to the last IC research, our goal is to provide clear information in a hopeful and encouraging manner. We want patients to remember that they are not alone. There is always hope! If you have any topics that you would like to see covered, please send us an email! We’d love to hear your ideas, thoughts and feedback on these videos!
Exploring IC Therapies – Protecting Yourself From Scams & False Cures on the Internet, Treatments Supported by Research, How To Discuss Treatments and Potential Risks With Your Doctor, Oral Medications (Elmiron, Hydroxyzine, Amitryptiline, Antispasmodics, Muscle Relaxants, Urinary Anesthetics) Bladder Instillations (Rescue Instillations, Heparin, Elmiron, Lidocaine), Physical Therapy, Pain Medication, Suggested Books
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Physical Therapy and IC – What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, The “Guarding Reflex”, How It Is Diagnosed in Men and Women, Working With a Physical Therapist, Kegel Exercises are NOT Done, Learning To Relax Muscles, Your “At Home” Program, Helpful Resources, Books & CD’s.
The Estrogen Chat For Women With IC/BPS – Estrogen plays a large role in the health of the bladder trigone and urethra. Learn what happens when estrogen levels drop and what you can do to help your bladder and other mucus membrane organs stay healthy.
Making Sitting More Comfortable – Sitting is often difficult for IC patients from a tender urethra, pelvic floor muscles, prostate, vulva or rectum. Learn how to select a cushion that can help you sit more comfortably.
Restroom Access and IC – Worried about restroom access? ICN Jill shares tips on how to locate safe restrooms in your community.
Summer Vacation Tips for IC’ers – Would you like to take a vacation with your family?? Are you dreading a car or plane trips? Jill shares some tips on how to first select and then enjoy a family holiday. You do NOT have to stay home!
AUA Webcast 2010 – Highlights in Inflammation/Infection Poster Sessions – This very brief summary highlighted some key studies presented in the inflammation and infection poster sessions and features well known IC research Dr. Lowell Parsons. These are very brief and very academic.
AUA Webcast 2009 – Dr. Robert Moldwin reviews the highlights of the IC poster sessions. This is a very academic summary off some of the research highlights.
AUA Webcast 2009 – Dr. Phil Hanno discussing the amitryptiline study for newly diagnosed IC patients.