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Stress Incontinence Treatment

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Management of Stress Incontinence Stress Incontinence occurs in men whose urinary sphincter becomes weakened, usually caused by trauma or surgery. Situations that place pressure on the bladder, such as laughter, sneezing or coughing, result in urine release. Men who have undergone radical prostatectomy sometimes experience stress incontinence, but can also benefit from therapy. Diagnosing Stress [...]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last a Decade

When men get a diagnosis of prostate cancer, choosing a treatment course is a challenging task, and one that should include gathering all the information they can about treatment options from research, healthcare providers, and other sources. One important piece of information about any prostate cancer treatment is the occurrence of side effects such as [...]

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Urinary Incontinence Risk Remains High Years after Prostatectomy

Before men with prostate cancer undergo prostatectomy, one of the most burning questions they ask is, “What are the side effects?” Although urinary incontinence has long been identified as a significant side effect of radical prostatectomy, a new study suggests the risk of urinary incontinence remains high for longer than many once believed, even as [...]

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New Treatment Guidelines for Overactive Bladder

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Overactive bladder is not just a problem for women–millions of men also suffer with this type of urinary incontinence. To better help both patients and doctors understand and manage this condition,  the American Urological Association (AUA) has just issued new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder (not related to neurological disorders). Overactive bladder affects [...]

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Cranberry Juice Protects Heart Health

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If you’ve always associated cranberry juice with prevention of urinary tract infections, then the results of a new study from Mayo Clinic may be a pleasant surprise. Researchers found that drinking two glasses of cranberry juice per day may protect your heart against development of lesions associated with atherosclerosis. A total of 69 adults participated in [...]

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Why Is The World So Incontinent?

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Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Incontinence Growing: What You Can Do Picture 2.3 billion people. That’s the number of adults who will experience at least one lower urinary tract symptom (LUTS) by 2018, according to a study from the University of North Carolina (UNC). In addition, urinary incontinence is also expected to increase, which [...]

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Robotic Surgery v Traditional Prostate Surgery – What Works Best?

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According to a recent survey, there is little difference in the results of the expensive robotic surgery for prostate cancer (da Vinci) surgical procedure over low-tech traditional prostate surgery. The new survey that found complaints about erectile dysfunction and incontinence in men were equally common after the two procedures. “I wasn’t surprised at all,” said [...]

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Types of Urinary Incontinence

CLASSIFICATION OF URINARY INCONTINENCE Urinary incontinence is a symptom of an underlying condition. The National Association For Continence estimates that 25 million adult Americans are incontinent. TYPE DESCRIPTION STRESS INCONTINENCE Involuntary urine loss due to increased physical pressure on the bladder. URGE INCONTINENCE Strong, sudden need to urinate immediately followed by a bladder contraction, resulting [...]

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Weight Loss Can Improve Urinary Incontinence

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If you suffer with urinary incontinence/overactive bladder and are overweight, weight loss could significantly reduce the number of incontinence episodes you experience. A University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study found that among a group of 338 middle-aged, overweight and obese women, those who lost an average of 17 pounds had a 47 percent reduction [...]

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Does Vitamin D Help Urinary Incontinence?

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Vitamin D has been credited with many health benefits, but here’s one you may not have heard about. A deficiency of vitamin D has been associated with a greater prevalence of urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. Study participants who had vitamin D levels lower than 30 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) had a 170 [...]

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