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Reducing Summertime Interstitial Cystitis Flare Up

A lot of women find that they experience an Interstitial Cystitis flare up during the summer.  Although Interstitial Cystitis is a complex issue, the biggest contributors to flare ups are beverage choices and hydration levels.  It is really important Read More…

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms

Interstitial Cystitis Treatments; Conventional, Complimentary, and Alternative

Interstitial Cystitis is an annoying, frustrating, and painful condition that can range from mild to severe.  Women with this condition oftentimes have lives that rotate around using the bathroom.  When I hear that my patients are using the restroom Read

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Our Services: The Gynecological Issues We Treat

At the Center for Excellence in Women’s Healthcare we treat a wide variety of women with a variety of gynecological issues.  Our patients range in age from young teenagers to the very elderly.  Despite age, each patient struggles with a variety of Read

Posted in Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, Periods/Menstruation, Resources, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

Endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis (part 2 of 2)

Over the many years it has become quite obvious to me that in order to truly help women we need to tackle both Endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis together as one.  Yes, they are two separate issues, but they are intertwined– dubbed

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis (Part 1 of 2)

Years ago it seemed that a lot of my patients who were coming to me complaining of heavy bleeding, painful periods, painful intercourse, or severe cramping also had issues with their bladders.  They had urgency, frequency, bladder spasms, were getting Read More…

Posted in Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis

Pain with Interstitial Cystitis

Our last few blogs focused on chronic pain– we talked about the need to treat chronic pain with a different, well-rounded approach.  But why are we focusing on chronic pain?  And what does that have to do with gynecology?  And

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain

What is Bladder Training?

Bladder Training is a technique that teaches your bladder to void on a schedule instead of relying on signals from your body.  Women who suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, Overactive Bladder, or other bladder issues may find this technique somewhat helpful. 

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Suggestions for Pain Relief from Interstitial Cystitis

Pelvic pain is one of the most common reasons women come to my office.  There are a variety of reasons why women suffer from pelvic pain, and oftentimes Interstitial Cystitis is the culprit.  This painful, annoying condition can feel like

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Treatments

How We Treat Interstitial Cystitis

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how life-altering symptoms can be.  Constantly running to the restroom with extreme urgency only to void a small amount is very frustrating.  Women who have Interstitial Cystitis can feel like their Read

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

More Low Acid Coffee for Interstitial Cystitis Patients

When one of my patients is diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis, coffee is one of the first things I tell her to avoid.  The high levels of acid in coffee are very troublesome for an already sensitive bladder.  Although some patients

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis

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