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Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

by kier September 1 2011 09:00

Breaking the Silence For IC!

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a painful condition due to inflammation of the tissues of the bladder wall. The cause is unknown and often the condition is diagnosed as a urinary tract infection.  Three to eight million women and one to four million men in the US suffer from the effects of this chronic pelvic pain disorder. 

Symptoms include urinary frequency (up to 60 times a day in severe cases), urinary urgency, and pain. 

Some ways to help reduce bladder discomfort is to try and remove foods which are high in acid, alcohol, or salt from your diet that may trigger severe bladder irritation and discomfort. 

Support groups are located all around the country, here is a good list to find one in your area.

September 2011 has been named Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month.  For more information on interstitial cystitis please visit or

180 Medical helps people with their urologic catheters with this condition every day. If you have IC and need urologic catheters, call us today to see how we can help you.