If you are one of more than 700,000 American who suffers from interstitial cystitis (IC), you probably know its symptoms of recurring bladder pain and other discomforts can have a devastating impact on the quality of life—for both you and your family. Often misdiagnosed, IC sufferers are routinely put through a battery of unfamiliar tests, prescribed a variety of medications, or even encouraged to have surgical interventions.
If you’ve experienced the medical system runaround or live in dread of your next IC flare-up, The Interstitial Surcvival Guide offers both real help and hope. This self-care guide is designed to uncomplicate the process and empower you to make sure you are getting the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Dr. Robert Moldwin, director of the Interstitial Cystitis Center in Long Island, NY, helps you:
Gain a clear understanding of what IC is and how it’s diagnosed
Evaluate the latest medications and their side effects
Make informed decisions about surgery and other treatment options
Learn the latest, most up-to-date medical, nonmedical, and alternative strategies for managing and reducing symptoms
Robert M. Moldwin, MD, FACS, is director of the Interstitial Cystitis Center of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC).He is an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York City.
“Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and sensitively presented, this book gives up-to-the-minute information on every aspect of the disease. It is a pivotal and invaluable guide to surviving and beating IC. Thank you, Dr. Moldwin!” —Debra Slade, President of The national Bladder Foundation
“Both newly diagnosed and long-suffering IC patients will find this book an outstanding information and reference resource. Each chapter is succinct, up-to-date, and complete. Medical professionals will constantly refer to this book as they counsel and treat patients with IC.” —Grannum R. Sant, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Tufts University School of Medicine
“Complete, accurate, and contemporary…the Interstitial Cystitis Survival Guide will serve as an excellent reference not only for the patient, but also those clinicians who are interested in treating this disease. Every aspect of this difficult clinical problem is discussed in depth with clear and concise organization. This is an excellent reference book answering many of the questions that arise both from physicians and patients. Certainly, this is a much-needed book that will inform many patients and assist the treating physician with modern thoughts and theories regarding etiology and treatment.” —S.Grant Mulholland, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Thomas Jefferson Medical College