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Announcing the Pre-Sale of the NEW 2011 Customizing the Interstitial Cystitis Diet!

by | October 30th, 2010

A lot has changed since I wrote the first Confident Choices IC diet book! In 2009, a collaboration among IC diet experts in the United States created the first standardized IC Diet Food List based on the first scientific validation of food affecting IC patients. We also know more about how stress affects IC, and…Read the Rest of Article

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Treatment Options for Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndromes (Part 3 of the discussion on IC / PBS)

by | August 9th, 2010

Once the diagnosis of IC / PBS has been made, education of the patient is critical. Early diagnosis is especially important in patients. Those that have had IC for less than 2.5 years respond to treatment 75 to 80% of the time, and may be symptom free for years.

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How is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed? (Part 2 of the discussion on IC)

by | July 27th, 2010

How is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed? (Part 2 of the discussion on IC) In part I, I defined Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS), and the possible causes. To read part 1, What is Interstitial Cystitis and What Causes It, Click here. In this segment, I would like to talk about the diagnosis of…Read the Rest of Article

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What is Interstitial Cystitis and What Causes It?

by | July 22nd, 2010

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) is a condition of the urinary bladder associated with pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort with persistent urge to void in the absence of urinary tract infection. The condition was first given its name in 1887 and has undergone several name changes and diagnostic criteria. Over 33 million Americans are affected by urinary dysfunction making this condition more prevalent than adult onset Diabetes in the U. S.

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20 FOODS TO AVOID FOR YOUR BLADDER

by | July 20th, 2010

Urinary urgency and frequency affects over 33 million Americans. That’s about 1 in 6 adult in the United Stated today. Over Active Bladder (OAB) along with Painful Bladder Syndromes – Interstitial Cystitis, is more common than adult onset Diabetes.

Patients who have these conditions often report worsening symptoms with the intake of certain foods or fluids. The elimination of these foods and beverages often result in significant improvement in symptoms.

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