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18th Nov, 2022
As Bladder Health Month continues, we're taking a closer look at bladder health. While we do not agree that loss of bladder control is a normal part of aging, we do know that aging is a risk factor for waning bladder health. There are often signs that signal declining bladder health. Here's what to know. Signs of Declining Bladder Health Declining bladder health often begins to…
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11th Nov, 2022
Sometimes people become aware of a problem that seems like it is gradually getting worse with age. We all start to notice aches, pains, and limitations, and the same can be true for bladder health. Bladder symptoms are often related to some degree of loss of function of the pelvic floor, the muscles and nerves that help us with control and emptying of the bladder…
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4th Nov, 2022
Aging brings a lot of things: wisdom, distinguished good looks, experience, happiness for the good things in life like family and grandchildren. Oh, and a few aches and pains! But aging does not mean resigning yourself to waking up four times in the night to go to the bathroom or wearing pads and diapers. These are specific treatable conditions, and it's important to understand that incontinence…
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27th Oct, 2022
For so many, incontinence is an issue that creeps up gradually. Over time, there is an increased need to urinate more often and leakage becomes commonplace. To manage, many people simply make accommodations to their lifestyle. They begin paying close attention to the location of the nearest bathroom, for example, or they start using pads or diapers, or they scale back their social lives to…
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14th Oct, 2022
It's certainly encouraging that published studies of sacral neuromodulation show a success rate of around 90%, particularly considering that reflects excellent results for individuals who have tried other forms of treatment first. But it's the stories from patients themselves that have the most impact. Statistics are wonderful, but they make it easy to overlook the people behind the numbers. Dr. Sasse's patient Sue recently had…
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30th Sep, 2022
Overactive bladder, leakage and incontinence can start at any age, but as progressive conditions, they will worsen with time. Well-meaning tips for "stopping leaks" can provide advice to potentially slow down that progression, but by the time most people are needing real help, the first-line therapies and even the very best tips simply aren't enough.  The good news is that treatments to resolve overactive bladder,…
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26th Aug, 2022
Overactive bladder (OAB) can quickly go from a nuisance problem to a serious road block to enjoying life. While the biggest indication that you're dealing with OAB is whether you've begun making lifestyle accommodations, here are three commons signs of an overactive bladder, plus where to get treatment if you're in Reno, Nevada. Signs of Overactive Bladder Increased urination frequency, increased urgency, and leakage of urine…
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5th Aug, 2022
At Nevada Surgical, we spend a lot time sharing information about incontinence. Contrary to conventional wisdom, losing bowel or bladder leakage isn't merely a symptom of growing older. And unlike medications or adult diapers, which are designed to treat symptoms of these conditions, sacral neuromodulation is a proven treatment that addresses the root issues. SNM is one of the best-kept secrets in modern medicine, but…
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1st Jul, 2022
Bladder leakage, overactive bladder, and bowel incontinence are no fun. The symptoms are disruptive and embarrassing, but they are also progressive, meaning they get worse with time. What may start as a nuisance progresses to an expensive series of trips to different doctors, and even more expensive trips to Costco for pads and diapers. Here's what to understand about the progressive nature of incontinence. The…
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17th Jun, 2022
As a regular contributor to Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse shares commentary on the effects of both incontinence and obesity on seniors, plus the most effective and appropriate treatments. One relevant topic? A failing bladder sling. Read on for the highlights, or check out the post in full. From the Post "The bladder sling is a procedure recommended to many women. While there are a number…
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