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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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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Stephen V Goryl, MD
(931) 528-5547
320 N Oak Ave
Cookeville, TN
Specialties
Urology, Occupational Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Hungarian, Russian, Polish
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Centennial Med Ctr -Park, Nashville, Tn; Cookeville Reg Med Ctr, Cookeville, Tn; Cumberland River Hosp -North, Celina, Tn
Group Practice: Upper Cumberland Urology Assoc

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Eric R Nicely
(865) 637-9431
7557 Dannaher Ln
Powell, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Marcy J Abel, MD
(615) 250-9200
158 Woodmont Blvd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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

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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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James Pittman
(931) 752-7851
200 N Duncan St
Jamestown, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Richard Harlan Kisber, MD
(901) 767-8795
3405 Bent Grass Cv
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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Richard Green Brantley, MD
(865) 483-1093
800 Oak Ridge Tpke Ste A101
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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