Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Barberton OH

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.

Emilio C Chu, MD
(330) 848-2667
103 Fifth St Suite P
Barberton, OH
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1968

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Scott David Shie
(330) 344-6000
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialty
Urology

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Holly Wyneski, MD
2178 Thornbury Ln
Akron, OH
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel Dale Mulligan
(330) 543-8212
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialty
Urology

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Daniel Robert McMahon, MD
(330) 376-3332
300 Locust St Ste 260
Akron, OH
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1988

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Nasir Chaudry
(330) 344-6050
400 Wabash Ave
Akron, OH
Specialty
Urology

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John D Chulik
(330) 434-1204
185 W Cedar St
Akron, OH
Specialty
Urology

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John Dale Chulik, MD
(330) 434-1204
157 W Cedar St Ste 203
Akron, OH
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1971

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Daniel Robert McMahon
(330) 376-3332
300 Locust St
Akron, OH
Specialty
Urology

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Phillip F Nasrallah, MD
(330) 543-8212
300 Locust St Ste 260
Akron, OH
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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