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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.


Don’t be Shy about your Symptoms:

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5 October 1,2011

There’s no doubt that men and women of older, gentle age were simply discouraged from talking about their “personal” problems but, even younger folks struggle with finding the right words to describe heir symptoms. Your ability to verbalize and discuss your symptoms is essential to your health. If you find yourself struggling to describe your symptoms, consider the following words and use those that apply to you: READ MORE

Why Weight gain (or loss) occurs in IC?:

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5 October 1,2011

Maintaining a healthy and attractive weight throughout one’s life is a challenge that many people face. Those of them with IC however, have an additional challenge: Not only do the metabolic changes of aging cause extra pounds to appear, but also they may gain weight when they get IC. That hardly seems fair, does it? There are several reasons why IC patients may gain weight : ....READ MORE

UTI found to be a Trigger for a Minority of Patients:

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 6 October 15,2011

Researchers at the University of Maryland were interested in determining if a bladder infection (UTI) was present at the onset of IC for newly symptomatic patients. Of the 314 patients studied, evidence of a UTI was found in 18 to 36% of women thus establishing that a small proportion of patients may have had a UTI prior to the onset their bladder symptoms. This does NOT support those who believe that IC is bacterial in nature as the vast majority of urine cultures of IC patients are negative but it does not ....READ MORE

Hunnerís Ulcers...why are they overlooked ?:

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 6 October 15,2011

Only 5Only 5% to 10% of IC patients have Hunner’s Ulcers and, for this reason, they are often overlooked in studies and in self-help materials. In 1914, Hunner first documented the presence of ulcers on the bladder wall. They then became known as Hunner’s Ulcers and are still described as the trademark of classic IC. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases even requires IC patients to have Hunner’s ulcers and glomerulations during cytoscopy in order to participate in studies. Most research shows the ulcers are starshaped, but across the board many researchers and urologists aren't comfortable ....READ MORE