Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Ripley TN

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.

Dejo Viprakasit, MD
(901) 476-1135
PO Box 388
Covington, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chulalongkorn Univ, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1970

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John Carraher, MD
(731) 427-9971
28 Medical Center Dr
Jackson, TN
Business
Jackson Urological Associates
Specialties
Urology

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Whitson Lowe
(615) 250-9200
2801 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Rodney Gorman Elliott
(901) 527-7100
995 S Yates Rd
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Christopher C Thacker
(423) 472-3201
400 Berywood Trl Nw
Cleveland, TN
Specialty
Urology

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DeJo Viprakasit
(901) 476-1135
1995 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Duffin
(931) 553-2800
800 Weatherly Drive
Clarksville, TN
Business
Pediatric and Adult Urology
Specialties
Urology, Incontinence, Oncology, Infertility
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All insurances accepted

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Gateway Medical Center
Residency Training: Georgetown University, New York Medical College
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1988
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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James P Hitch
(865) 522-6005
2001 Laurel Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Urology

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David Wayne Jones, MD
(423) 928-0168
508 Princeton Rd Ste 104
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Johnson City Med Ctr, Johnson City, Tn
Group Practice: East Tennessee Urologic Assoc

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Gilbert D Ezell, MD
(615) 250-9200
5651 Frist Blvd Ste 616
Hermitage, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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