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Learning how to manage interstitial cystitis can make living with it easier.

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    There are places you can go to get information on interstitial cystitis (IC), including support groups that can give you the personal attention you may need. Here are 2 to help you on your way.

    Interstitial Cystitis Association (ichelp.org)
    The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is a national, nonprofit organization offering information and support to IC patients and their families, education for the medical community about IC, and the promotion of research to find effective treatments for IC.

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (kidney.niddk.nih.gov)
    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) — a part of the National Institutes of Health — develops, reviews, and distributes publications. NIDDK works closely with professional and patient organizations and government agencies to relay information about IC. Patients can find information on the diagnosis and treatment of IC, research updates on clinical studies, suggested reading ideas, and additional resources that might prove helpful.

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