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Interstitial Cystitis is an assumed auto-immune disorder of the bladder. It is said to have no cure, but is that true?
Women are mostly diagnosed with IC; however, a percentage of men are diagnosed as well.
So what is IC exactly?! Tune in to find out!
Read about it here: http://www.glendalecollegeinsider.com/?p=525
Philip Weeks is a leading expert on natural medicine and nutrition and a Master Herbalist and acupuncturist. Renowned for his deep understanding and knowledge of ancient medicine, he runs busy practices in London and Hereford, UK. He is deeply versed in Auyurvedic, Arabic, Chinese, and Greek medicine and synthesizes these sytems in his clinical work with patients. He is the author of “Make yourself better: A practical guide to restoring your body’s wellbeing thorugh ancient medicine” as well as the book he will be discussing in detail today “Painful Bladder Syndrome: Controlling and Resolving Interstitial Cystitis through natural medicine”.
This episode will discuss Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and how it relates to pelvic pain. I will be discussing IC, pelvic pain, and conservative treatment options for this diagnosis. Please tune in live where you can call in or instant chat questions. All shows are also archived for your convenience.
This episode is part of an on-going series of shows that are meant to raise awareness to pelvic floor diagnoses. I am a physical therapist who treats women's and men's health conditions related to the pelvic floor and am very passionate about getting the word out on these less frequently discussed topics.
Urologist and chronic pelvic pain specialist, Dr. Jeannette Potts, joins us from the West Coast today as she discusses her work within the field of pelvic pain in men. She will specifically be discussing the role of Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. She will also discuss why she chooses to focus on men and the issue around gendered medicine.
After practicing at the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological Institute for 15 years, Dr. Potts realized she needed to find a better way to provide more holistic care to men suffering from Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes (UCPPS). During her tenure at the Cleveland Clinic she became more subspecialized, focusing her work in prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain, and psychosexual well-being. Dr. Potts was named among the "best Urologists" in North East Ohio, by Cleveland Magazine.
She has been a passionate collaborator with the NIH and the IPCN, to advance research and care of patients suffering from UCPPS. She has published numerous articles in urology and family medicine and has given over 100 lectures on UCPPS and related topics, as an invited speaker at medical and urological conferences world-wide.
Dr. Potts is Assistant Clinical Instructor, on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Have you and your doctor tried everythnig but you still won't get better?
Is your doctor getting ready to give up on you? Are you getting ready to give up on yourself??
WAIT!!!! There might be an answer.....OXALATES!
On Monday, April 13, 2015, at 8 PM Eastern Dr. Jess Armine will lecture on oxalates. Join us and learn what oxalates are, how they can affect all your biochemical pathways, how they prevent healing, how they create pathology in your body and, most of all, when to suspect these oxalates are an issue and how to treat them.
Did you know that oxalates have been associated with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, vulvodynia, kidney stones, autism, methylation issues, and many other conditions?
This is one of those "not to be missed" podcasts because the healthcare practitioners who are "in the know" are healing those who otherwise will not get better by understanding all about oxalates.
There will be a PDF associated with the podcast so you can follow along visually and, as always, it will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Join us for this most important podcast! See you then :-)
Join our original "Pelvic Messenger" Elisabeth Oas, as she interviews Dr. Mario Castellano of Phoenix Arizona. He is here to discuss some of the underlying causes of the biggest diagnoses chronic pelvic pain patients deal with. While many of us, have IC, Endo, Pudendal Neuralgia and more...we also often might have other diagnoses going on we are unaware of, that are either mimicking these bigger players or making them worse. In either case treating these other diagnoses is important to feeling better!! I think we can all agree that being able to recognize the subtle differences in our pelvic pain can be hard, especially when everything is hurting at once. Tune into this show to help yourself with gaining the insight on how to do this!!
Dr. Castellanos expertise includes pudendal neuralgia, pelvic congestion syndrome, pelvic floor muscle spasms, interstitial cystitis, and pain related to vaginal mesh procedures. He has special skills in pudendal nerve decompression surgery, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, and Botox trigger point injections. He is also a fellowship trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon for the treatment of complex pelvic pathology and pelvic pain.
He has presented at national congregations and published on various topics related to chronic pelvic pain. He is an active member of the AAGL and the International Pelvic Pain Society. It was his research and work presented at the 2014 IPPS annual conference, that inspired us to have him on the show! Discussing these very complicated and critical topics can make a world of difference for the overall well being for the patient living with pelvic pain.
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Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Renee Mollan-Masters. Renee worked as a speech pathologist in the Fountain Valley School District and in her own private practice for 10 years. During this time she created with other teachers a reading remediation program which was later used statewide. While teaching a College Success Class at Orange Coast College in Southern California she developed the You Are Smarter Than You Think program. For 10 years during the 90’s she surveyed nursing students all over the country.
this episode Q&A includes:
• man on flomax wanting herb to help prostate- saw palmetto tincture..
• interstitial cystitis- comfrey leaf infusion..
• psoriasis- autoimmune disease- work with immun system, no processed foods, no essential oils- hypericum oil internally, tincture internally, astragalus and linden infusions..
• night shade family plants are some of the healthiest in the world..
• immune system is two armed- one to deal with bacterial infections and one to deal with viral infections..
• infused oil is not essential oils..
• do not make infused oils from dried herbs..
• honey is a humectant- keeps skin moist..
• swollen lymph nodes- cleavers infusion or tincture and poke root tincture..
• on antidepressants with heart palpitations and anxiety- meditation practice and motherwort tincture
• genital herpes- infusions of burdock and echinacea angustifolia..
• reflux, hernia and anxiety- slippery elm balls dissolved slowly in the cheek..
• breast cancer- check out Susun's book 'Breast Cancer? Breast Health!'
• comfrey for cyst on labia..
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The first segment of IC on Arlette and Mike Talk created a buzz. Journalist, Marelle Reid decided to interview Arlette Yousif about her experience with IC and has published an article about Arlette's journey and advice in her blog. We have invited Marelle to join part II of Arlette and Mike Talk's IC segment.
Check out Marelle's article here: https://thehappybladder.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/stories-of-hope-my-body-was-telling-me-what-i-needed/
If you haven't read Arlette's article on IC, read it now: http://www.glendalecollegeinsider.com/?p=525
For a great meditation tutorial, watch this: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/deepak-chopra-meditation
Gloria has been living with Interstitial Cystitis and Lupus for 25 years and traditional doctors were unable to improve nor resolve her symptoms. Gloria decided: "It was time to take responsibility for my own health care and stop hunting for the cure. The fact was I had a myriad of symptoms that could have had any number of causes and looking for the cause became secondary to improving my quality of life through healthy lifestyle changes."
"I had many teachers and I was taught that if I wanted to resolve and prevent health issues, I needed the following:"
* A healthier diet (comprised of organic fruits and vegetables)
* Water intake that is free of heavy metals and chlorine
* Relaxation techniques including deep breathing exercises
* Outdoor activities so as to get adequate natural light (sunshine)
* Adequate sleep (up with the sun, down within a couple hour of sunset)
* Exercise, walking, stretching, yoga and physical therapy
* Significant decrease in the use of toxic chemicals in my body and living environment.
* A truer love of myself, others and Mother Nature
* A deeper spirituality (time alone with self, meditation and a higher power)
"I was so excited over this simple approach that I became empowered to take better care of my body and mind because, for the first time in my life, my symptoms were decreasing."
Today Gloria is going to sharing with us how to eat healthily by telling us: What she eats, How she prepares her food, What she eats in a day, and How it has effected her life with Interstitial Cystitis and Lupus.
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Get excited for the next episode of the Pelvic Messenger, Stimulating Science with Dr. Kenneth Peters, on August 21, 2014 (1:30 PM EST).
Dr. Kenneth M. Peters is Professor and Chair of Urology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, Michigan. He is also Chair of Urology at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, and Medical Director of the Women’s Urology Center in Royal Oak, a unique multidisciplinary center dedicated to women with chronic pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Peters subsequently completed his training in surgery and urology at William Beaumont Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in female urology and urodynamics.
Widely recognized as a leader in research, Dr. Peters is internationally known for his work on interstitial cystitis, neuromodulation for voiding dysfunction, nerve rerouting surgery to restore voiding in spina bifida patients, and adult human stem cell injection for stress urinary incontinence.
Dr. Peters is an active and well-respected clinician, educator and researcher. He specializes in the treatment of voiding dysfunction and female urology. He has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on incontinence, interstitial cystitis and neuromodulation. He has twice won the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) clinical research award.
Internationally renowned sex therapist, Talli Rosenbaum, will speak on how mindfulness techniques are especially helpful within the realm of treating pelvic and sexual pain disorders. Ms. Rosenbaum will discuss how she incorporates mindfulness into her counseling practice with individuals and couples navigating pelvic and sexula pain disorders. In addition, specific mindfulness techniques will also be discussed for the use of dilators in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Dr. Frank Tu's current research focus is in the field of female pelvic pain disorders, where he is funded by an NIH/NICHD K23 grant to study pelvic floor musculoskeletal dysfunction in visceral pain disorders such as endometriosis and painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis. He is also a co-investigator on an NIH/NIDDK multisite grant, Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Pain.
Dr. Tu and Dr. Hellman will join the Pelvic Messenger to share how their research is progressing.
Dr. Tu's Clinical Trial for Chronic Pain Risk Associated With Menstrual Period Pain:
Article on the Mechanisms of Brainstem Modulation:
Article of Risk Factors for Pelvic Pain:
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