Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Frostburg MD

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.

Prabhakar Pandey, MD
(301) 784-1756
904 Seton Dr # 204
Cumberland, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Patna Med Coll, Patna Univ, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert Duggan, MD
(301) 777-0095
500 Memorial Ave
Cumberland, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1966

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Matthew J Allaway, DO
(301) 724-0132
110 Luteman Rd
Cumberland, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Edward Becker, MD
(301) 724-0132
902 Seton Dr Ste 307
Cumberland, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Vasil Xenos Parousis, MD
(301) 724-0132
902 Seton Dr Ste 307
Cumberland, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1999

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Matthew James Allaway
(301) 724-0132
902 Seton Dr
Cumberland, MD
Specialty
Urology

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Vasil Xenos Parousis
(301) 724-0132
902 Seton Dr
Cumberland, MD
Specialty
Urology

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Magno Paraiso Roque, MD
(301) 777-7711
Cumberland, MD
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md

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William Edward Becker
(301) 724-0132
902 Seton Dr
Cumberland, MD
Specialty
Urology

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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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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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