Fact Sheets for Interstitial Cystitis Treatments, Diet, Flares

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 protocol, the IC diet and food triggers as well as IC flares and common flare triggers! These are available at no cost to patients through our website. ICN Professional Subscribers receive fact sheets in bulk for their clinics.


IC/BPS Fact Sheet & Treatment Protocol

By |2017-01-31T12:40:07+00:00July 19th, 2014|Awareness, ICN Announcements, Interstitial Cystitis Network Blog, News, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Fact Sheets for Interstitial Cystitis Treatments, Diet, Flares

About the Author:

My Google Profile+ Jill Heidi Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. As the editor and lead author of the ICN and the IC Optimist magazine, Jill is proud of the academic recognition that her website has achieved. The University of London rated the ICN as the top IC website for accuracy, credibility, readability and quality. (Int Urogynecol J - April 2013). Harvard Medical School rated both Medscape and the ICN as the top two websites dedicated to IC. (Urology - Sept 11). Jill currently serves on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel (US Army) where she collaborates with researchers to evaluate new IC research studies for possible funding. Jill has conducted and/or collaborates on a variety of IC research studies on new therapeutics, pain care, sexuality, the use of medical marijuana, menopause and the cost of treatments, shining a light on issues that influence patient quality of life. An IC support group leader and national spokesperson for the past 20 years, she has represented the IC community on radio, TV shows, at medical conferences. She has written hundreds of articles on IC and its related conditions. With a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacology and a Masters in Psychology, Jill was named Presidential Management Intern (aka Fellowship) while in graduate school. (She was unable to earn her PhD due to the onset of her IC.) She spends the majority of her time providing WELLNESS COACHING for patients in need and developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! Jill was diagnosed with IC at the age of 32 but first showed symptoms at the age of 12.