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Support In the Home

Being raised in a single parent home, our mother acted as both our father and our mother.  It is safe to say she was our rock and our support. I could not imagine my mother accomplishing all she did in a day’s time if she had Interstitial Cystitis. Between all the athletic practices, prepared meals, doctor appointments, and school activities, there was very little time for my mother to take special care of herself. With 4 million people in the United States, living with Interstitial Cystitis it is undoubtedly important that a support system be present in the home.

I was touched by an experience I had with one man - let us call him John.  John’s wife was diagnosed years ago with Interstitial Cystitis and the battle to maintain an active and joyful life had become such a struggle. When I entered his home, I was welcomed with a sense of eagerness to learn more about food and how a better diet could increase their chances of sustaining an energetic lifestyle. He carefully recorded every word I spoke on a note pad near by.  He and his wife together followed along with questions and an enthusiasm to work hands on. The night was a success our relationship has flourished ever since.

To trust and compile a new outlook with your diet is difficult for anyone, but the importance of supporting your spouse is paramount when attempting to embark on such a journey. Begin here with me as I walk you through many ways to increase awareness and give you the tools to enjoy the life you miss.

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case....

What causes IC?

Some of the symptoms of IC/PBS resemble those of bacterial infection, but medical tests reveal no organisms in the urine of people with IC/PBS...

How is IC diagnosed?

Because symptoms are similar to those of other disorders of the bladder and there is no definitive test to identify IC/PBS, doctors must rule out other treatable conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC/PBS...

What are treatments for IC?

Scientists have not yet found a cure for IC/PBS, nor can they predict who will respond best to which treatment. Symptoms may disappear with a change in diet or treatments or without explanation...

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