Week 1 Theme: Interstitial Cystitis and Neurogenic Bladder

Welcome to Week 1 of Bladder Health Month. During November, the Foundation is raising awareness about many conditions that affect the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract, in both men and women. Learn more by viewing and sharing these resources about Interstitial Cystitis and Neurogenic Bladder.

Patient Resource Materials

Bladder Cancer Patient Guide

 What is Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome?

Read about the signs, causes, factors and treatment of Interstitial Cystitis (also called Bladder Pain Syndrome) in this article from the Foundation.

OAB Bladder Diary

Neurogenic Bladder Fact Sheet

Download the Foundation's free fact sheet with information on the diagnosis and treatment of neurogenic bladder. You can also read more in the Neurogenic Bladder article from the Foundation.

Overactive Bladder Assessment Tool

Facts about Interstitial Cystitis

Get facts about Interstitial Cystitis in this article from the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA).

Blog Posts

7 Ways to Help Control Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms
Bladder Pain Advice During IC/BPS Awareness Month

Interstitial Cystitis Association(ICA):

What to Eat When You Have IC

Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA):

Painful Bladder - More than a UTI

Other Resources

UrologyHealth extra® article: Did You Know? Interstitial Cystitis
UrologyHealth extra® article: Effect of Diet on Interstitial Cystitis
Men & IC article from Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder) article from Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA)

Social Media

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  • It's estimated that #InterstitialCystitis affects 4 - 12 million in the U.S. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Nen6eg & from @ICHelp #NovBHealth

  • There's no cure for #InterstitialCystitis, but treatments options may help control symptoms. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2e25ZUE

  • Millions of Americans have #NeurogenicBladder. Learn more about this condition: http://bit.ly/1Neo6iC #NovBHealth

  • Have you read our fact sheet on #NeurogenicBladder (a condition affecting millions)? Read it here: http://bit.ly/1jesfJt #NovBHealth


  • Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic health problem that feels like a urinary tract infection, but does not respond to antibiotics. Also called, painful bladder syndrome, IC can affect anyone. Learn more about IC symptoms and treatments at: http://bit.ly/2e25ZUE

  • Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men, affecting about 4 to 12 million men, women and children. For more information on IC/BPS visit: http://bit.ly/1Nen6eg

  • Millions of Americans have #NeurogenicBladder, which is a lack of bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem such as a spinal cord injury, diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's diseases, stroke or spina bifida, or nerve problems caused by diabetes or major pelvic surgery. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Neo6iC

  • In people with #NeurogenicBladder, the nerves and muscles don't work together very well. As a result, the bladder may not fill or empty correctly. Read our fact sheet on this condition here: http://bit.ly/1jesfJt



Bladder Health Alliance Partners

Alliance for Aging Research
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Geriatrics Society - Health in Aging Foundation
American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS)
Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Blue Thong Society
Caregiver Action Network
Chesapeake Urology Associates
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Men's Health Network
MS Focus: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
National Association for Continence (NAFC)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Simon Foundation for Continence
Society for Women's Health Research
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates 
Society of Women in Urology
Spina Bifida Association
Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
Underactive Bladder Foundation
United Spinal Association
Urological Association of Physician Assitants (UAPA)
Women's Health Foundation
Vietnam Veterans of America