You Have the Power

There are many treatments available to help reduce symptoms of interstitial cystitis (IC). But people with IC already have a powerful tool to combat the condition: themselves. You can significantly reduce symptoms and prevent flare-ups by learning to make a few key lifestyle changes.

Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD; | Last Review Date: Oct 10, 2012

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