Overcoming Urinary Incontinence: A Woman's Guide to Treatment

Overview

Addressing the most commonly asked questions about incontinence, this accessible reference discusses causes, types of incontinence, and how the condition is diagnosed. The wide range of treatment options is introduced, from pelvic floor therapy and bladder training to electrical stimulation, medications, and surgeries. Eleven million women in the U.S. are coping with urinary incontinence—half of whom are too embarrassed to discuss the matter with their doctors—and this guidebook provides encouragement, showing ...

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Overview

Addressing the most commonly asked questions about incontinence, this accessible reference discusses causes, types of incontinence, and how the condition is diagnosed. The wide range of treatment options is introduced, from pelvic floor therapy and bladder training to electrical stimulation, medications, and surgeries. Eleven million women in the U.S. are coping with urinary incontinence—half of whom are too embarrassed to discuss the matter with their doctors—and this guidebook provides encouragement, showing that in more than 80 percent of cases, treatment can improve or even cure the problem. 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039872
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael H. Safir, MD, is the chairman of surgery at West Hills Hospital and is director of the Center for Reconstructive Surgery at Miracle Mile Medical Center. He is a former assistant professor and section chief of reconstructive and female urology at New York Medical College. He lives in West Hills, California. Clay N. Boyd, MD, is a board-certified urologist and now works in the Division of Urology of LSU Health Sciences Center at Louisiana State University Medical Center. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tony E. Pinson, MD, is a board-certified urologist with a special interest in urinary incontinence and female urology. He is the owner of Pinson Urology and Continence Center, P.C. and a frequent urological consultant and adviser for many multinational companies. He lives in Jackson, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     v
Introduction     vii
Incontinence: An Overview     1
Understanding Incontinence     3
Causes of Incontinence     15
Getting a Diagnosis     34
Treatments for Incontinence     55
Lifestyle Changes and Exercises     57
Treating Incontinence with Medication     76
Treating Incontinence with Surgery     92
Living with Incontinence     127
Resources     137
Glossary     140
Index     144
About the Authors     155

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  • Posted October 18, 2008

    Great Source for Urinary Incontinence

    As a mother and nurse finding the time and strength to admit my leakage problem to my doctor after 14 years was hard to do.<BR/>After reading this book which was given to me by Dr. Tony Pinson, who I was referred to for my incontinence, the knowledge and seeing first hand what can be done to ease and/or erase my symptoms, has given me hope that I am not the only one suffering.<BR/>This book is excellent in explaining the types, treatment and follow-up for treating incontinence.<BR/>Dr. Tony Pinson is now my urologist, he is located in Jackson, MI, for women and men who have incontinence issues...look him up.

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