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IC 101: It's Not Just A Bladder Disease - PDF E-File

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New in June 2021! We are delighted to announce our latest publication written specifically for newly diagnosed and veteran patients who are unsure what is causing their pain, what treatments would be the most effective, how to manage diet, flares and pain. 


About The Book 

IC 101: It's Not Just A Bladder Disease offers a new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome, hypersensitive bladder syndrome and chronic overlapping pain conditions.  Recognizing that a "one treatment fits all approach" has failed millions, it introduces newly diagnosed and veteran patients to a new sub typing system that may help patients determine the actual cause of their symptoms. Patients who have had "normal" bladders for years will learn that structures outside of their bladder may be the actual source of their dysfunction. Patients with visible bladder wall irritation will learn the many potential, and preventable, triggers for bladder wall irritation and dysfunction.

Years before they met, co-authors Gaye Grissom Sandler and Jill Heidi Osborne sought an answer to the pain that they struggled with. From skin sensitivity to bladder and bowel pain, they knew that their condition was not mental or emotional. After starting IC support groups thousands of miles apart, they were stunned to find other patients who shared their struggles. Now 30 years later, researchers have begun to connect the dots and it begins with a fundamental concept - that structures outside of the bladder may be responsible for their "IC" symptoms. Newly diagnosed patients will be given a more individualized and intuitive treatment plan that can actually reduce, if not heal, their symptoms. For the veteran patient who has exhausted all treatment options, it will open new doors of treatment and self-care.


Book Details

Published by the Interstitial Cystitis Network
165 pages - Spiral bound
PDF - Must be read with a PDF Viewer, Adobe, Preview, etc. 


Recent Reviews

The SELF HELP Bible

I would have given anything to have a resource as wonderful as IC101 to direct my patients. Patients suffering with pelvic pain need simple tools to help them get immediate relief. IC101 is THE SELF HELP BIBLE for pelvic and bladder and prostate pain. It is written with the passion, common sense, knowledge and experience that only an insider can show. I recommend this book without reservation to patients, family members and all providers of healthcare. - Dr. Martha Boone (June 2022)


The long and short of it is, "I love it". 


As a long-time IC patient of 34 years, I have read and researched extensively over the years and have tried many different treatments/approaches. Thus, I wasn't sure how useful it would be for me. However, I really enjoyed reading through it to see what is new, what I had forgotten and what is no longer being done.  The bladder subtypes are very interesting and I enjoy the exercises and stretching. It has been a good overview and refresher for me to bring me up to date.  I now find that I'm going back to it over and over again to reference information especially when I'm having a flare up.  It's like having a knowledgeable friend to turn to for guidance.  I showed the book to my urologist to make him aware. I think that all IC/BPS sufferers, especially the newly diagnosed, will benefit from IC 101. Thank-you to you and your team for your ongoing efforts to bring information, education and support to the IC community.  You are truly appreciated. - DBC  (March 2022)

This book is quite an accomplishment

IC 101 is just what I needed to bring me up to date with some of the latest information on IC. It covers all the bases. I was not even aware of the pelvic floor or physical therapy for it until the PA I am working with mentioned it to me. The book has become a handy go-to guide for a lot of up-to-date information. It is well-written and easy to read. Topics of interest are easy to fine with the table of contents and the index or just paging through the book guided by the bold chapter titles and subject headings. The layout is very effective and the font is a good size. The spiral binding makes it easy to open the book flat for easy reading. The book would be a valuable tool to any newly diagnosed IC patient or a veteran one like me, a very young 83-year-old retired teacher



Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - SUBTYPING IC/BPS &nbsp
  • BEYOND THE BLADDER
  • PELVIC ANATOMY
  • THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF IC/BPS (ESSIC)
  • UPOINT/INPUT
  • DR. CHRISTOPHER PAYNE SYSTEM
  • CONCLUSION 7

CHAPTER 2 - SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSTIC METHODS

  • WHAT’S IN A NAME? 
  • WHAT DOES AN IC/BPS BLADDER LOOK LIKE?
  • SYMPTOMS
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • CONFUSABLE CONDITIONS
CHAPTER 3 - TREATMENTS 
  • AUA GUIDELINES FOR IC/BPS
  • STEP ONE: SELF-HELP
  • STEP TWO: ORAL MEDICATIONS, BLADDER INSTILLATIONS & PHYSICAL THERAPY 
  • STEP THREE: HYDRODISTENTION & HUNNER’S LESION TREATMENT
  • STEP FOUR: NEUROMODULATION AND BOTOX®
  • STEP FIVE: CYCLOSPORINE
  • STEP SIX: SURGERY
  • TREATMENTS NO LONGER RECOMMENDED
  • OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS
  • THE TREATMENT OF PAIN
CHAPTER 4 - RELATED CONDITIONS 33
  • CHRONIC OVERLAPPING PAIN CONDITIONS
  • PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION (PFD)
  • PUDENDAL NEURALGIA (PN)
  • IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
  • FIBROMYALGIA (FMS)
  • CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (CFS/ME)
  • TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER (TMJD)
  • MIGRAINE HEADACHES
  • SJÖGREN’S SYNDROME (SS)
  • CHRONIC PROSTATITIS/CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME (CP/CPPS)
  • ALLERGIES
  • CHRONIC FUNGAL INFECTION
CHAPTER 5 - THE IC/BPS DIET 45
  • FOOD LISTS
  • ELIMINATION DIETS
  • COPING WITH DIET CHANGES
  • EATING ORGANIC
  • FOOD GROUPS
  • BASIC TIPS
  • GLUTEN SENSITIVITY
  • EXCITOTOXINS
  • LEAKY GUT
  • DIET AND FIBROMYALGIA (FMS)
  • CHILDREN WITH IC/BPS AND IBS 
CHAPTER 6 - ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
  • MASSAGE
  • MYOFASCIAL THERAPIES
  • CRANIOSACRAL TREATMENT\
  • OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE
  • CHIROPRACTIC
  • HOMEOPATHY
  • ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE MEDICINE
  • MIND/BODY AND PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
  • RELAXATION AND VISUALIZATION EXERCISES
  • POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
CHAPTER 7 - SELF-HELP
  • MANAGING IC FLARES
  • COMMON FLARE TRIGGERS
  • BLADDER WALL FLARE RESCUE PLAN
  • PELVIC FLOOR FLARE RESCUE PLAN
  • SLEEP QUALITY
  • EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
  • TIPS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER
  • DISABILITY INSURANCE
CHAPTER 8 - RECLAIMING COMFORT & FITNESS
  • SITTING AND IC/BPS
  • SUPPORT FOR STANDING AND WALKING
  • COMFORT AND SUPPORT WHILE LYING DOWN
  • BODY MECHANICS FOR IC/BPS
  • YOGA & PILATES
  • A DAILY ROUTINE OF STRETCHING & STRENGTHENING
CHAPTER 9 - DOCTORS, HOSPITALS & OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS
  • WORKING WITH DOCTORS
  • NEW MEDICATIONS
  • SURGERIES AND HOSPITAL STAYS
  • COPING WITH GENERAL CONDITIONS, ROUTINE EXAMS, AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 10 - CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES & ENVIRONMENTAL ILLNESS
  • MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY (MCS)
  • PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
  • CLEANING UP YOUR HOME ENVIRONMENT
  • THE WORK SPACE
  • TRAVEL
  • BUILDING OR REMODELING A TOXIC-FREE HOME
CHAPTER 11 - LIVING WITH IC/BPS: A PARTNER’S PERSPECTIVE 149
  • LEARNING TO ACCEPT IC/BPS
  • TAKING CONTROL
  • DEALING WITH FEELINGS
  • FAMILY DYNAMICS
  • IMPROVING COMMUNICATION
  • DEALING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
  • PARTNER SUPPORT

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