Take control of your Interstitial Cystitis treatment plan with this comprehensive guide!
Interstitial Cystitis, also called painful bladder syndrome, is a growing epidemic and can be debilitating. Successfully treating the disease requires a multidisciplinary approach that often features a combination of medication, physical therapy, alternative medicine, lifestyle changes, and more.
Find the information you need all in one place with the Interstitial Cystitis Solution. Scientific reviews and evaluations of possible treatments are provided, along with a helpful treatment plan that can easily be modified to fit your specific symptoms and lifestyle. The information is provided in an accessible way, with anecdotes from IC thousands of IC patients who have found treatments that are working for them. This comprehensive guide allows you to take control of your healing and will restore your sanity in an insane world of conflicting diagnoses, treatments, and internet advice.
, Jesse Cozean
Fair Winds Press
Country of Publication:
28 September 2016
Contents Introduction Section 1: Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Overview Chapter 1: The Big Picture: An Overview of IC Chapter 2: IC and You: Symptoms of IC Chapter 3: The Cause Conundrum: What Do We Know? Chapter 4: The Struggle for Answers: The Road to Diagnosis Chapter 5: The Pelvic Floor Connection: It's Not Just Your Bladder Section 2: Treatments and Therapies Chapter 6: Treatment of IC: An Overview Chapter 7: A Bitter Pill: Why Medication Isn't the Answer Chapter 8: Within the Bladder: How Your Doctor Can Help Chapter 9: Beyond the Bladder: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Chapter 10: Put Yourself First: Self-Care for IC Chapter 11: Food as Medicine: The Role of Diet in IC Chapter 12: Thinking Outside the Box: Nontraditional Therapies Section 3: The Three Stages of IC Recovery: Your Action Plan Chapter 13: Stage I: Manage the Symptoms Chapter 14: Stage II: Address Underlying Issues Chapter 15: Stage III: Live Successfully with IC Appendix: Practical IC Solutions References Acknowledgments About the Authors Index
Dr. Nicole Cozean serves as the Clinical Director of Sarton Physical Therapy. A board-certified therapist in the specialty, Nicole brings an advanced orthopedic background to patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. In 2006, Dr. Cozean graduated from Chapman University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 2003. Beyond her time in the clinic, Nicole has travelled extensively to Kenya and Tanzania with the East Africa Partnership (EAP), leading medical mission teams as the head of the Medical Program.