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

16 August 2017

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

IC-friendly Stretching Can Help Relax the Pelvic Floor

16 August 2017

From the winter 2016 issue of the ICA Update. Stretching with IC can relax the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles, releasing the stress and tension that builds up in the pelvic region. Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS, developed the … Continued

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

- Michelle


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