Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Charlottesville 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.

Craig Andrew Peters, MD FACS
(434) 924-9559
Univ Of Va Med Ctr, VA
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jay Y Gillenwater
(434) 924-2224
2nd Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, VA
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Urology

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Stuart S Howards, MD FACS
(434) 924-2224
PO Box 800422
Charlottesville, VA
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia
Graduation Year: 1963

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Kathleen Hwang, MD
(434) 982-3306
1719 Mattox Ct
Charlottesville, VA
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Urology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Raymond A Costabile, MD
(434) 924-9560
PO Box 800422
Charlottesville, VA
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Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1984

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Marguerite C Lippert, MD
(434) 924-9561
PO Box 800422
Charlottesville, VA
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Urology
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Female
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Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dan Theodorescu, MD FACS
(434) 924-0042
PO Box 800422
Charlottesville, VA
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Medical School: Queen''s
Graduation Year: 1986

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Raymond A Costabile
(434) 924-0000
Lee St
Charlottesville, VA
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Urology

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Craig A Peters
(434) 924-0000
Lee St
Charlottesville, VA
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Urology

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Jay Y Gillenwater, MD FACS
(804) 243-4552
2955 Ivy Rd Ste 303
Charlottesville, VA
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Male
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Medical School: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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