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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

ICA at the AUA Patient Advocacy Hub

12 May 2017

ICA is at the AUA annual meeting this weekend to share the patient voice regarding interstitial cystitis at the Urology Care Foundation Advocacy Hub. Here’s the link to the schedule of all the advocacy orgs who will be presenting and … Continued

Dietary Manipulation on Female IC/BPS Patients

12 May 2017

Clinical Efficacy of 1-Year Intensive Systematic Dietary Manipulation as Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies on Female Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome Patients Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of intensive systematic dietary manipulation (ISDM) for female patients with interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder … Continued

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