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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Thomas Berkeley Shelton, MD
(901) 726-1541
1325 Wolf Park Dr Ste 1
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Urology Center Of The South

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Edward Bob Tieng, MD
(865) 522-6005
2001 Laurel Ave Newland Professional Bldg Suite 50
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1994

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William J Binkley
(615) 860-1702
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Urology

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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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Matthew C Kincade, MD
(901) 448-1026
140 Isle Creek Dr
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Nimmagadda Veera Raghavaiah
(901) 683-3848
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Jon Andrew Rumohr, MD
(615) 322-5000
512 Ashlawn Ct
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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