A Woman's Guide to Pelvic Health: Expert Advice for Women of All Ages

A Woman's Guide to Pelvic Health: Expert Advice for Women of All Ages

by Elizabeth E. Houser, Stephanie Riley Hahn
     
 

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In A Woman’s Guide to Pelvic Health a urologist and a physical therapist offer expert and reassuring advice to women. For example, one of every four women suffers from urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine. Elizabeth E. Houser and Stephanie Riley Hahn want these women to know that they do not have to cope in silence with this

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In A Woman’s Guide to Pelvic Health a urologist and a physical therapist offer expert and reassuring advice to women. For example, one of every four women suffers from urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine. Elizabeth E. Houser and Stephanie Riley Hahn want these women to know that they do not have to cope in silence with this embarrassing problem, limit their lifestyle, or spend thousands of dollars on adult diapers.

Symptoms involving the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and decreased sexual sensation, can occur at any age. A wide range of treatments, such as targeted exercises, nutrition, and acupuncture, as well as medications and surgical approaches, can bring relief. Case studies and illustrations help readers explore the cause of their own symptoms and how treatments work. A Woman's Guide to Pelvic Health encourages women to address their pelvic floor issues and reclaim their lives.

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Library Journal
Medical problems related to the pelvic floor—incontinence, organ prolapse, and decreased sexual sensation—are very common among women, but many are too embarrassed to seek treatment. Houser, a urologist, and Hahn, a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor disorders, have an encouraging message for these women: pelvic floor conditions can be treated, sometimes without surgery. Their book begins with an introduction to pelvic floor anatomy, followed by chapters on stress incontinence, overactive bladder and urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and decreased sexual sensation. Each of these chapters begins with a short patient story followed by an introduction to the condition and how common it is, causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. Remaining chapters address various types of treatments: exercises for pelvic floor muscles; other conservative treatments like medication, acupuncture, and behavior and diet modification; and surgeries. Side effects and success rates are included for each treatment. The detailed pelvic floor exercise program is especially useful. VERDICT The authors combine an upbeat, positive tone with detailed, understandable descriptions of pelvic floor disorders and treatment options. Highly recommended for any woman suffering from one of these disorders.—Janet Crum, City of Hope Lib., Duarte, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421406923
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2012
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
651,536
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth E. Houser, M.D., is a urologist in Austin, Texas. Stephanie Riley Hahn, P.T., is a physical therapist in Austin, Texas.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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The compassionate, practical information packed in this book will help you start jogging down that road to a healthier, drier you. —Jill Grimes

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