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From a social entrepreneur’s desk:

Our suffering patients need more care and more human touch, our rush to create wealth is consuming humanity,we need more responsible medication and more human touch in healthcare. This has led us to pursue our journey of ‘social entrepreneurship’ in healthcare. We at Swati Spentose are the new age entrepreneurs who are committed to                                 ‘being the change we want to see’.

We are the first private Indian company to lead a dedicated initiative on a neglected disease like IC and soon on Varicose Veins, hemorrhoids & diabetic nephropathy. More than 300 patients in 64 cities through 74 doctors share a feeling of deep JOY & Satisfaction, for what our initiatives of last 5 years have achieved, at a cost of more than 5 Crore invested accords the scientific platform

We are committed to the awareness and management of this neglected disease IC. We The history of IC dates back to the 18th century: welcome doctors, patients, NGO’s, individuals and anyone who is willing and committed to making the life of suffering patients comfortable and help them live a normal life.


How Urologists can help IC patients:

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 7 November 1,2011

Urologists can help IC patients with their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Urologists need to look at the entire patient and not focus solely on the bladder. One of the major conditions in conjunction with IC is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD). The other conditions associated with IC are allergies, fibromyalgia and migraines. PFD is estimated to be present in 70 to 80 percent of IC patients. It is very important for a urologist to keep a track of patient’s progress. Diagnosing IC is a trial and error process, which is something both the urologist and the patient must understand in working together to find a viable solution READ MORE

IC in the Workplace!

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 7 November 1,2011

IC can’t be left at home, so dealing with it in the workplace is a given for employed ICers. Some bosses and co-workers are compassionate and some aren’t. no special formula exists to deal with co-workers, but there are some things to keep in mind. Since IC can take so long to diagnose , some patients must involve their co-workers before they know what’s wrong. Inevitably, there will be some bosses and co-workers who won’t understand. Though some co-workers are sympathetic, the boss is far from it. Mostly, people who are understanding and sympathetic in general are more likely to be that way in dealing with IC. But those who lack understanding are going to be the same way in....READ MORE

The Bladder does not shrink as you get Older!

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 7 November 15,2011

The idea that your bladder shrinks as you get older may be nothing more than an old wives’ tale. The feeling may, however, signal a treatable underlying condition. In a “Life history of the female bladder: normal aging ve r s u s det r u s or ove r act i vi t y”, researchers compared data on bladder capacity and stability, urethral closure pressure, voiding flow rate and detrusor contraction strength from 95 females between the ages of 22 and 90....READ MORE

Help with Coffee!

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 7 November 15,2011

By, and large, most people with IC have a problem with coffee, even decaf. It’s the one food item doctors regularly remember to tell their IC patients to avoid. No doubt that’s because coffee is one of the worst bladder irritants for all people, regardless of their health. It stimulates the bladder muscle (thus the spasms) and is a diuretic (which means it basically dehydrates you, concentrating any irritants in the urine). Caffeine is the great equalizer—it makes everyone, IC people and healthy individuals alike, use the bathroom more. Caffeine interferes with sleep, especially the restorative level, REM, sleep, and worsens sleep apnea. It p r o v o k e s ....READ MORE