You Don't Have to Live with Cystitis

You Don't Have to Live with Cystitis


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You Don't Have to Live with Cystitis by Larrian Gillespie, Sandra Blakeslee, Gillespie

Many women have been led to believe that a urinary tract infection signals the beginning of a chronic, painful problem that is fated to reoccur despite treatment. The good news is that You Don't Have to Live With Cystitis. Dr. Larrian Gillispie, a female uro-gynecologist widely recognized in the scientific and medical community and one of the few doctors with expertise in the area of pelvic pain, has shown that women can break out of the vicious cycle of cystitis. From the outset, You Don't Have to Live With Cystitis has helped millions of women. This updated edition reflects newly discovered causes and treatments:
•Immediate steps to reduce suffering
•The surprising role of excercise and lower back problems
•Updated treatment and prevention options —
from diet to surgery
•How antibiotics may cause hormone problems
•Which method of contraception may cause problems
•The effects of stress on the uninary tract
•Newest treatments for interstitial cystitis
•Cystitis in children and during pregnancy and menopause


•A Complete Guide to Commonly Prescribed Medications
•Essential Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
•An Anti-Cystitis Diet

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380787791
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 280,773
Product dimensions: 5.34(w) x 10.68(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Dr. Larrian Gillespie received her M.D. and urologic training from UCLA and has practiced medicine in Beverly Hills for more than sixteen years. She is a uro-gynecologist and one of only a few female urologists with expertise in the area of pelvic pain. Her work has generated more than forty scientific publications and contributions to three medical textbooks. She is the former medical director of the Pelvic Pain Treatment Center in Beverly Hills, California.

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You Don't Have to Live with Cystitis 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
bhwIL More than 1 year ago
Some new info, but still great for some one who has just been diagnosed. For me, great review of things I had forgotten about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am just starting this book but so far this has been very informative, more than I learned from any of the 15+ Dr's I've seen.Thank you for this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a ground-breaking book written by a doctor who truly understands both bacterial and interstitial cystitis. Before the 1st edition of this book, the medical world was virtually silent on the subject, telling women it was all in their heads! Dr. Gillespie shows a deep understanding of the all-too-common and frequently mis-treated and/or over-medicated cystitis (urinary tract infection). Further, Dr. Gillespie virtually forced the medical world to learn about interstitial cystitis (IC) and to begin research into more humane and effective methods of treating it. Dr. G is a personal hero for me. Her book has provided guidance in my dealings with IC,where unfortunately most doctors still don't know what IC is. This book can help the patient to make decisions about treatments that can affect their body for many years to come. This book has helped me to minimize the occurrence of bacterial cystitis. And while my IC is incurable, this book has provided insight and helpful methods to make the condition less debilitating. Thanks for this ground-breaking book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A huge number of women, who after meeting with their doctors on cystitis see no hope and long term incredible pain and suffering. AND they may never pursue information on cystitis as they rely on what their doctor says. However, I was fortunate to have a doctor recommend this book to me. Upon following the diet, I have been completely free of cystitis for over ten years. Several of my friends and associates have followed her book and are completely absolutely free of cystitis and it has not returned even after many years. None of us are on drugs and none of us have had to go through all the painful other solutions. Most of us went through painful surgeries, difficulties in relationship because of pain, pain and suffering from the incredible pain, and Dr. Gillespie published the solution.