Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Arlington VA

No one really knows what causes interstitial cystitis (IC), which triggers painful urination dozens of times a day, as well as lower back spasms, mainly in women. Read on for more information on bladder problems.

Jonathan L White, MD
(301) 258-1919
15225 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
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Urological Consultants
Specialties
Urology

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Kevin Bryce Blumenthal, MD
4466 36th St S
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Perry Katzen, MD
PO Box 9917
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Harold Eugene Bondy, MD
(703) 671-4720
611 S Carlin Springs Rd Ste 203
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1969

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Hernando P Salcedo, MD
(703) 836-8010
1707 Osage St
Alexandria, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va; Inova Mt Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va
Group Practice: Alexandria Urological Assoc

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Rene Ma B Alvir, MD
(703) 671-7717
611 S Carlin Springs Rd Ste 206
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1960

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Harold Eugene Bondy
(703) 671-4720
611 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA
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Urology

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Ashish Behari, MD
(301) 402-7830
1808 N Quinn St Apt 116
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1997

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Shlomi Albert, MD
(202) 444-7237
2820 S Buchanan St
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 2002

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Gladys Haydee Hirschman, MD
700 New Hampshire Ave NW # 918
Washington, DC
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1967

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Bolster Your Bladder
Q Are there alternative therapies for interstitial cystitis?

A Yes—which is a good thing, since many of the conventional therapies for this debilitating bladder condition don’t help those who have it.

No one really knows what causes interstitial cystitis (IC), which triggers painful urination dozens of times a day, as well as lower back spasms, mainly in women. Some researchers think it’s an autoimmune reaction in the bladder, while others suspect an infection is to blame. Chinese medicine views it as a result of a kidney imbalance, and possibly food allergies.

Some women report that acupuncture eases their symptoms. And in a small double-blind study conducted by the Urology Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland, 88 percent of the women who took anti-inflammatory aloe vera capsules for three months reported relief from at least some of their discomfort. Stress reduction techniques can also be helpful.

Stay tuned for other possibilities: Last year, the National Institutes of Health awarded the University of California, Los Angeles funds to create a research center to study how the brain, stress, and emotions contribute to disorders affecting mainly women, including IC.

For more information on IC, go to www.ichelp.org .

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