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Hydration is Important For Your Bladder, Too!

We all know how important hydration is to the body.  Our body is mostly made up of water, and it requires constant fluid intake in order to function optimally.  Being just a little bit dehydrated can lead to fatigue and

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms

Non-hormonal Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

Are you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties and experiencing symptoms related to low estrogen?  Do you have vaginal dryness or burning, painful intercourse, feel like you’re getting a urinary tract infection often (even though you’re not)?  Has Read

Posted in Bladder, Hormones, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen sclerosus, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Cost of MonaLisa Touch Treatments & Quality of Life

Today I’d like to do something most doctors will not do, and that’s to talk about the cost of MonaLisa Touch treatments.  We’ve been offering MonaLisa Touch treatments to our patients and are having great success; however, some patients are

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Cinco de Mayo Tips for Interstitial Cystitis Sufferers

This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday where we celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire on that date in 1862.  Here in America it tends to be a day of indulging in all things Mexican– from

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Long Term Elmiron Patients: Please Visit Your Eye Doctor

If you have been taking Elmiron (pentosan), I recommend that you make an appointment with your eye doctor for a full exam.  A recent study published in August of 2018 has linked long term Elmiron use to changes in vision.  If

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Helps Women Who Experience Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is exactly what it sounds like— painful!  Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  It could be due to declining estrogen levels, from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pelvic issue like Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Can Help With Interstitial Cystitis

MonaLisa Touch is the newest service offered in our office, and it is great for women who have vaginal discomforts like dryness, painful intercourse, or other menopausal symptoms.  However, it can also be quite beneficial for women who experience incontinence

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Treatments

TENS Unit Variation with Acupuncture Needle

Last week we talked about treating IC flare-ups at home with a TENS Unit.  This device delivers a gentle electronic stimulating pulse to the skin that travels up the leg in order to decrease pain and spasms associated with bladder

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Treatments

Decrease IC Bladder Pain at Home with a TENS Unit

Would you be interested in treating an IC flare-up at home with a TENS Unit?  We have been offering this non-invasive service in our office for many years to help women decrease the pain and spasms associated with this chronic

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Chico May Provide Symptom Relief for IC Patients

Interstitial Cystitis is a complex condition with no cure.  Anyone who suffers from this condition understands how truly frustrating it is; constant trips to the bathroom, incessant worrying about accidents or being unable to find a restroom in time, Read

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

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