Navigating Disability

From the Summer 2016 issue of the ICA Update. All too often, interstitial cystitis robs people of their lives—and their livelihoods. Financial support is available for those suffering from the most severe symptoms, although there’s no denying it can be … Continued

Spring 2017 Issue of the ICA Update is in the Mail

The ICA Update is an award-winning magazine with in-depth stories about interstitial cystitis (IC) research, treatment, and lifestyle issues. The ICA Update is a benefit of donors who give $50 or more to the Interstitial Cystitis Association. In this issue: … Continued

ICA at the AUA Patient Advocacy Hub

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

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

ICA Visits Capitol Hill

ICA made its annual visit to Capitol Hill on May 2, 2017. ICA’s legislative priorities for 2017 include: RESPONSIBLE PAIN MANAGEMENT Access to chronic pain care medication is a priority for the community. Chronic pain patients depend on important medications … Continued

What is a Disabled Person Supposed to Look Like?

My name is Reeshemah Ford and I am an African American woman who suffers from interstitial cystitis. While trying to live and manage this disease alone, I care for my daughter and elderly father. Although some days are unmanageable, I … Continued

ICA 2016 Impact

Check out the impact that ICA made in 2016!! All made possible with your support! ICA relies entirely on donations from people like you!