Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Fort Smith AR

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.

John Leslie Lange, MD
(501) 709-7416
PO Box 17030
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1975

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Darryl R Francis
(479) 452-2077
6801 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Urology

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Dr.RONAD Knobloch
(479) 709-7416
1500 Dodson Avenue #240
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Urologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Mark Hewett
(479) 271-7077
600 South 14th Street
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Urologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Darryl Robert Francis, MD
(501) 484-4760
3017 Heather Oaks Way
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinic

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Sinclair W Armstrong
(479) 452-2077
7001 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Urology

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Ronald Page Knobloch, MD
(479) 709-7416
PO Box 3007
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1977

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Mark Alan Hewett, MD
(501) 785-2604
600 S 14th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1983

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Archie La Vern Hewett, MD
(501) 785-2604
600 S 14th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; Crawford Memorial Hosp, Van Buren, Ar; North Logan Mercy Hosp, Paris, Ar
Group Practice: Hewett Urology Clinic

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Henry Grady Edwards, MD
(812) 232-7122
822 Broadway St
Van Buren, AR
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1953

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Bladder Problems

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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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