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Interstitial Cystitis Association

Health AwardsThe Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit charitable organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis (IC).

IC is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).

IC can affect anyone. More than 12 million people in the US have IC:

  • Women: 3 to 8 million
  • Men: 1 to 4 million
  • Children: prevalence data are not known

Revised Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Latest from ICA

Introducing the ICA Update Article Index

22 July 2016

Searching for specific information on an IC-related topic? Trying to locate a particular ICA Update article you may have read but can’t seem to locate? We’ve made it easy for you with an index that organizes all articles by topic … Continued

ICA Puts the Science Into Diet and the Fun Back In Food!

22 July 2016

For years, IC patients have known that what they eat can make a big difference in their IC symptoms, and the American Urological Association lists diet modification as a first-line treatment for IC. Up until now, the standard non-scientific “IC … Continued

May God Bless your organization for all the wonderful work they are doing.

- Michelle

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