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Summer Issue of ICA Update Mailing Soon


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:

  • One Step at a TimeIC can make physical activity difficult. But for many patients, the journey to better health can begin with a single step—and a little support.
  • Take the First Step!Whether you’re an experienced athlete or have never exercised regularly, there are ways to move towards regular physical activity.
  • ‘Exercise Helps’A survey of more than 580 IC patients shows that many exercise when able—and see real benefits.
  • Practitioners Forum: Overcoming ChallengesWhile most successful athletes have physical limitations, coach Nick Tranbarger says that other traits are what help people find a way to succeed.
  • Essential Oils and ICWhile the research is unclear, some IC patients report symptom and stress relief from aromatherapy and other uses of essential oils.
  • Faces of Hope: It Can Be Done!IC patients share physical victories, big and small.