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A Compassionate Guide to Treating Incontinence
Millions of Americans suffer in silence as urinary incontinence steadily erodes the quality of their lives. Whether this distressing disorder is related to childbirth, menopause, aging, or cancer, adults have been led to believe there is no treatment. Now, here is a book that outlines the latest research and shows you there is hope for conquering incontinence. From two medical practitioners who work daily with incontinent people, Overcoming Incontinence presents a comprehensive step-by-step plan that starts with natural, conservative methods and moves on to groundbreaking new advances in care and treatment. This practical guide dispels the many myths associated with incontinence, giving you the latest options for treatmentfrom simple lifestyle changes and exercises to devices, medications, and surgery. In todays world, there is hopeand you can take your health into your own hands. Find out how to reverse urinary incontinence and get a whole new lease on life.
Millions of people suffer in silence as urinary incontinence erodes the quality of their lives. But it doesn't have to be that way. From authors with impeccable credentials, Overcoming Incontinence offers a step-by-step plan that starts with natural, conservative methods, and moves to the ground breaking advances in care and treatment. This practical guide gives the latest options for treating urinary incontinence -- from simple lifestyle changes and exercises to devices, medications, and surgery. With the right information at your side, you can find a way to curb this problem and get a whole new lease on life.
-- 25% of women from age 30 to 59 have experienced an episode of urinary incontinence
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-116) and index.
About the Author
MARY DIERICH, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.P., is a nurse practitioner who works exclusively with incontinence and pelvic dysfunction at the Center for Bladder and Pelvic Dysfunction at the University of Minnesotas Department of Urologic Surgery. She lives in Minneapolis and maintains an active speaking and consulting schedule.
FELECIA FROE, M.D., is one of only seventy-five female urologists in the United States. She currently practices in Blue Springs, Missouri, treating urinary incontinence and other female urologic problems.
Table of Contents
Drip by Drip: How Our Plumbing Works.
What Happens When Our Plumbing No Longer Works.
Starting from the Basics: What You Can Do Before Seeing the Doctor.
Getting the Care You Need: Speaking the Lingo.
What to Ask Your Health Care Provider.
Conservative Treatment Alternatives.
Treatments Available to Men.
Treatments Available to the Neurologically Challenged.
Maintaining Continence as You Age.
Children and Incontinence.