What is Interstitial Cystitis (IC)?
Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome, causes symptoms that include: burning bladder pain, frequent bathroom trips, and nighttime urination. IC has no one-size-fits all cause, meaning effective treatment can be illusive when approached using conventional medicine. Thankfully, using a functional medicine approach, Dr. Rafatjah has had success in alleviating her patients of this often debilitating disease.
The PrimeHealth Approach:
“I have had patients who were suffering with IC and were able to resolve things after various interventions,” functional medicine doctor Soyona Rafatjah, MD, owner of the primary care and integrative medicine private practice, PrimeHealth, tells Bustle. “There is currently no consensus on its origin, and studies have shown that the treatments that work for individuals are highly variable. Therefore, it’s impossible to come up with one treatment that works for all IC patients. It’s most important to consider all possible inflammatory causes in an individual’s history to come up with the best treatment approach.”
How Functional Medicine Can Help:
Because the cause of IC varies so greatly from patient to patient, uncovering its cause requires a doctor knowledgeable in many treatment modalities, and that is able to dedicate great attention to each patient. The beauty of treating patients in this way is that when we resolve the cause of IC, we tend to see improvements in many other areas. We don’t simply mask symptoms with painkillers and other medications, we use a whole-body approach to find, address, and treat the cause of your IC.
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If you or someone that you know is suffering from IC, please schedule a free phone consult with Dr. Rafatjah to discuss how we can help.