Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Gorham ME

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.

Thomas Michael Kinkead, MD
(207) 773-8167
229 Vaughan St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me; Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Portland Urologic Associates

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Gregory Steven Adey, MD
(207) 523-5901
195 Four River Parkway
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 2000

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Brian Michael Jumper, MD
(207) 772-1456
229 Vaughan St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me; Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Portland Urologic Associates

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Lisa Beaule, MD
(207) 772-0506
229 Vaughan St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jeffrey P York, MD
(207) 878-3103
1250 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me

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Samuel Berry Broaddus, MD
(207) 773-6364
229 Vaughan St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert P Timothy, MD FACS
(207) 772-3200
122 Neal St
Portland, ME
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard
Graduation Year: 1961

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Marc Adam Hodroff, MD
(207) 523-5901
195 Four River Parkway
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1998

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Moritz Henrik Hansen, MD
(207) 772-3200
229 Vaughan St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lisa T Beaule
(207) 773-1728
100 Brickhill Ave
South Portland, ME
Specialty
Urology

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Bladder Problems

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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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