Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Specialist Shelbyville 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.

Michael Tepedino
(931) 455-2201
1801 N Washington St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Gulla Bala Krishna, MD
(931) 455-6626
705 NW Atlantic St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1959

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Michael J Tepedino, MD
(931) 455-2201
1801 N Washington St Ste 400
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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Christopher C Thacker, MD
(423) 472-3201
341 Stonewood Dr NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Bradley Mem Hosp, Cleveland, Tn
Group Practice: Tennessee Valley Urology Center; Tennessee Valley Urology Center At Copper Basin Med Ctr

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Mark Lloyd Burson
(931) 454-1955
1940 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Specialty
Urology

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Michael J Tepedino Jr, MD
(931) 455-2201
1801 N Washington St Ste 400
Tullahoma, TN
Specialties
Urology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gulla Bala Krishna
(931) 455-6626
705 Nw Atlantic St
Tullahoma, 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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Woodrow W Reeves
(423) 246-4155
1932 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN
Specialty
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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