A Seat on the Aisle, Please!: The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women / Edition 1

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In the course of a lifetime, more than half of all women will experience some form of debilitating pelvic disease or discomfort, including chronic urinary tract infections, various kinds of incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, and interstitial cystitis. Surprisingly, until recently there has been only scant attention paid to this very common group of disorders, considering the vast population of sufferers. What's more, doctors have long tended to dismiss many symptoms of urinary tract disorders as an inevitable consequence of the aging process or, worse still, as indicators of underlying psychological disease. In this concise, clearly written, and sympathetic new book, Elizabeth Kavaler suggests that a new approach to UT disorders is long overdue. One of the surprisingly small number of female urologists practicing in the U.S., Dr. Kavaler explains what these diseases are and what patients can do to get themselves diagnosed and treated properly. But more than that, she extends an expert, sympathetic, and skilled hand to those who've been distressed, isolated, and embarrassed for too long.

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"A Seat on the Aisle, Please! will help women identify and understand urinary tract disorders and play a more informed and active role in seeking help from their physicians. ... In this concise, clearly written and sympathetic new book, Kavaler suggests that a new approach to urinary tract disorders is long overdue. ... Dr. Kavaler extends expert, sympathetic, and helpful advice to those who have been distressed, embarassed, and isolated for too long." (www.medindia.net, September, 2006)

"Written by expert urologist Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women is a straightforward yet sympathetic discussion of women’s urinary tract disorders … . Written for patients and medical practitioners alike, A Seat on the Aisle, Please! explains these diseases in plain terms, with black-and-white medical diagrams as needed. Patients and their loved ones will find the candid pros and cons of various treatment options especially helpful. Highly recommended." (Margaret Lane, The Midwest Book Review, April, 2008)

"A comprehensive text of lower urinary tract and pelvic floor problems in women as well as therapies. ... This readable and comprehensive text has current, accurate, and understandable information on therapies. A glossary provides explanations for the technical and medical terms. ... this book will be a source of guidance and understanding for patients. ... Recommended Readership: Students and motivated patients." (Lois McGuire, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (1), January, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387955094
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/13/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 771,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

The Basics.- The Nuts and Bolts of the Female Pelvis.- What Can Go Wrong?.- Picking a Doctor.- Urinary Leakage and Incontingence.- Stress Urinary Incontinence.- Urinary Urge Incontinence.- The Golden Years.- Dropped Organs: Pelvic-Floor Prolapse.- Pelvic-Floor Prolapse.- The Painful Bladder.- Urinary Tract Infections.- Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Pain Syndromes.- Related Issues.- Menopause, Hormones, and the Development of Female Pelvic Problems.- Anesthesia for Surgery and a Crash Course in Pain Medications.- A Visit to the Urologist’s Office.- Safety in Numbers.

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