Walk for an IC Cure!
Great timing! Not only am I currently in a flare but I am also trying to walk at least a bit every day. b'h I'm learning to push through my pain and stop complaining (well, at least complain less)! Join me in san diego on the 22nd or donate a couple bucks if u want or join me for a morning walk any weekday 715am in calabasas OR just read the decription below to raise a bit of awareness to something not widely known.
Happy new year!
Did you know that there are more than 12 million people in the US who suffer with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)? IC/BPS is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).
Hunner's Ulcers occur in 5 to 10 percent of people who have the bladder disease Interstitial cystitis. They form on the wall of the bladder and, like any ulcer, they can bleed, ooze, and may vary in size.
Bladder wall flares are most often characterized by a feeling of ground glass or razor blades scraping the bladder. During these flares the bladder has often been irritated by a food/drink sensitivity and becomes more inflamed than usual.
Pelvic floor flares can be occur at random or can be a product of sexual intercourse, long periods of sitting, or something seemingly as simple as riding a bike. They are more of a burning feeling in the urethra, vaginal area, or any part of the pelvic floor. They can also feel like something is falling out of or being pushed into your vagina or urethra.
A muscle flare is typically when the bladder muscle goes into spasms and will often cause a severe aching feeling in the bladder. The pelvic floor muscles can also become tight, spasm, and ache.
ICA relies entirely on donations.The ICA is the only nonprofit charitable organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis (IC). Your contribution is greatly appreciated.Thank you for supporting ICA!
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