Treating IC/PBS Naturally – Women's Excellence in Bladder Control Embraces Homeopathic Therapy and Partners with Local Practitioner in Rochester Hills

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Although Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control offers a comprehensive medical solution to IC/PBS, they fully support diet, lifestyle changes, and homeopathic therapy as adjuncts. Combining traditional medical therapy with natural medicine has been shown to improve IC/PBS symptoms to a greater degree than using either therapy alone.

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By partnering with Advanced Nutritional Solutions, we are treating the whole patient not just the bladder

Patients suffering with IC/PBS should make diet and lifestyle changes as well as explore homeopathic remedies in addition to their comprehensive medical regimen. Dietary changes include sticking with a low acid, low potassium diet and avoiding the consumption of certain “trigger” foods such as coffee, tea, soda pop, alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, tomato products, chocolate, and soy-based products. Most patients experience improvement when dietary changes are made and typically patients can attribute symptoms to one or more of the trigger foods.

Lifestyle changes can improve symptoms as well. According to Debbie Henry, NP-C, of Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, “IC/PBS patients should generally avoid activities such as running, biking, abdominal crunches, heavy lifting, and excessive bending at the waist”. Although some patients can tolerate a certain level of these types of activities, patients should be aware that these activities have the potential to flare their IC/PBS. Better physical activities include yoga, some pilates moves, and elliptical training. “Yoga is very good for strengthening the core in a slow, gentle way. Also, yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system which calms the body and mind and the sacral nerves serving the pelvis. Additionally, a yoga session has the capability of reducing pain in patients suffering from IC/PBS”, Henry added. Elliptical training is an alternative to running that reduces the jarring impact on the joints and pelvic organs.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, homeopathic remedies are emerging as a useful therapy for IC/PBS. Several books have been written about homeopathic remedies in regard to IC/PBS. According to Henry, Diana Brady’s “IC Naturally” is probably one of the best known titles. In her book, Diana Brady, a certified nutrition consultant and IC patient, uses her knowledge to prescribe a regimen of natural supplements designed to treat the symptoms and causes of IC/PBS. The supplements are prescribed to treat the bladder lining, decrease inflammation in the body, and enhance the body’s natural immunity and healing potential. Most supplements recommended are common to most people: calcium, fish oil, probiotics, glucosamine chondroitin with MSM, and others. Alkaline diets are also encouraged – drinking alkaline water such as artesian, Evian, and Figi and eating green veggies can help reduce the acidity of the urine.

Debbie Henry, NP-C,Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, encourages and refers patients to a reputable homeopathic practitioner in Rochester Hills. Lee Rossano, owner and practitioner at Advanced Nutritional Solutions, is a certified nutritional consultant (CNC) and homeopathic practitioner, who has been in practice for over 10 years. For more information on her practice, visit "By partnering with Advanced Nutritional Solutions, we are treating the whole patient not just the bladder", adds Henry.

Jonathan Zaidan, MD, owner and physician at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, concludes, “At Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, we are prepared to give the female patient the most comprehensive medical solution to IC/PBS and we are also prepared to make appropriate referrals to help our patients achieve maximum wellness and improve their quality of life. Our focus is the best solution for that individual patient and that is why we have been so successful in treating female urinary problems”. To learn more about Women's Excellence in Bladder Control, visit

Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures, treatment of female urinary incontinence and other female urological conditions, as well as minimally invasive vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse conditions. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence are now accepting new patients and most insurance plans. WE can help!

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