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Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic pelvic pain disorder. Yes, that's right. The new American Urology Association 2022 Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of IC/BPS no longer consider this a bladder disease but rather a chronic pelvic pain syndrome.(1,2) The only patients with a "bladder disease" are those with Hunner's lesions and/or who have infection (bacterial, viral or fungal).  Today, clinicians perform a much more comprehensive diagnostic workup to identify your unique subtype to find those treatments most appropriate for your unique case. Learn more about IC/BPS and subtyping on our health education website - Interstitial Cystitis Network

Recommended Reading



IC 101: It's Not Just A Bladder Disease

Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain


The IC Chef Cookbook





When It Hurts Down There is a simple, easy book for patients looking for simple self-help tips to reduce their pelvic pain. 




Neutraceuticals 



The American Urology Association Guidelines for IC/BPS have encouraged the use of neutraceuticals since they were first released in 2011. Why? Because they pose less risk of adverse event when compared to traditional medications. While the AUA does not recommend brands by name, these supplements are carefully curated for your consideration. 

ALOEPATH®
- For a soothing and pain reducing effect

BLADDER REST® - A simple chondroitin and quercetin formula for sensitive patients.

BLADDER BUILDER® - Our most comprehensive formula with chondroitin, quercetin, palmitoylethanolamide, beneficial probiotics. 

CYSTOMEND® - Provides the strongest bladder coating effect with chondroitin and hyaluronate with an anti-inflammatory effect from pumpkin seed extract.

PEAORA® - For chronic pain relief

Prelief® - The only Medical Food for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis diet induced flares. 

CystoProtek® - The original chondroitin and hyaluronate formula

CystoRenew® - Combines chondroitin and quercetin with the soothing effects of aloe and lemon balm.

*It's not unusual for some to have sensitivities to various ingredients. Please review the label carefully for any known allergens. We suggest starting small. Try one capsule and see how your body handles it. If you feel good, try one a day for a week and again assess. If you are doing well, you can gradually increase to the manufacturers recommended dosages. Of course, if you struggle with any side effects, stop the supplement and talk with your physician.

Wellness Coaching

If you are newly diagnosed and/or struggling to determine what could be causing your symptoms, you might benefit from personal coaching from one of our IC coaches. ICN Founder & National IC Support Group Leader Jill Heidi Osborne MA can help you understand tests, treatments, how to prevent and/or manage flares and so much more. Julie Beyer RD is happy to work with you on diet and nutrition! We are here and we care! 

 
References

(1) Osborne, J. New IC/BPS Guidelines Released in USA. IC Network. May 2022. https://www.ic-network.com/new-ic-bps-guidelines-released-in-usa/

(2) Clemens JQ, Erickson DR, Varela NP et al: Diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. J Urol 2022

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