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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

Yoga for Chronic Pain

10 January 2020

Being active and getting yourself up and moving is important when you have interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). Regular exercise helps maintain your heart, lungs, muscles, bones, joints, bowel, and brain function. The health of your bladder also depends on good … Continued

Meet ICA Volunteer, Linda Salin

10 January 2020

Linda Salin has been involved with the ICA for over 30 years. She is currently one of the volunteers who answers emails and returns calls to IC patients who contact the ICA. Read more about Linda in this article from … Continued

Your web site is very comprehensive, informational, and user friendly.

- Lynn

Interstitial Cystitis Association

  • 7918 Jones Branch Drive,
    Suite 300
    McLean, VA 22102
  • icamail@ichelp.org

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