Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Atlanta GA

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.

James Bennett, MD
(404) 881-0966
128 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
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Midtown Urology
Specialties
Urology

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Robert V DiMeglio
(404) 352-9260
95 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
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Urology

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William F Allen III, MD
(404) 352-9260
95 Collier Rd NW Ste 6025
Atlanta, GA
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Urology
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981

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William Michael Scaljon, MD
95 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Victor Dimeglio, MD
(404) 352-9260
95 Collier Rd NW Ste 6025
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Urology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1991

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Richard Norris Stephens, MD
(770) 677-6257
133 The Prado NE
Atlanta, GA
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Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1981

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William F Allen
(404) 352-9260
95 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
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Urology

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William M Scaljon
(404) 352-9260
95 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
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Urology

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Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
(404) 822-1903
1050 Piedmont Ave NE Apt 11
Atlanta, GA
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Urology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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James K Bennett
(404) 881-0966
128 North Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA
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Urology

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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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