23rd Feb, 2024
The pelvic floor is getting more recognition, and rightfully so. According to a recent article in The New York Times, nearly one in three women suffers from a pelvic floor disorder, most commonly urinary or bowel incontinence, pain or prolapse. The article goes on to offer a series of helpful exercises that coordinate breathing and movement, which may help mitigate pelvic floor problems— including incontinence. What…
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23rd Feb, 2024
https://youtu.be/T9Vg2jc0BE4?si=0gTSl1EWJUlrdgRJ Dr. Sasse's patient Laura shares her experience with incontinence, including what prompted her to seek treatment. Hear how sacral neuromodulation has given Laura her life back and why anyone experiencing symptoms of incontinence should schedule a consultation.
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9th Feb, 2024
Botox injections are one of the many treatments available for incontinence today. Actually, Botox detrusor muscle injections emerged years ago as a somewhat therapeutic option for specific types of urinary incontinence, including overactive bladder and urgency incontinence. It's generally presented as an option when behavioral and exercise therapies and medications fail to do the trick. But does it work? Here's what to know about Botox…
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2nd Feb, 2024
Pelvic floor health is a major part of a woman's overall well-being. This often-overlooked aspect of a woman's physical health plays a pivotal role in maintaining bladder and bowel function, supporting pelvic organs, and contributing to sexual health. But incontinence is a pelvic floor health condition affecting a significant percentage of women, most of whom manage in silence. As a progressive condition, incontinence has an…
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5th Jan, 2024
Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, is a common condition in women. Symptoms of incontinence are disruptive and embarrassing, which means many women manage in silence. As a progressive condition, that generally means a steep curtailing in the quality of life, as women begin spending more time at home to avoid the potential for accidents in public. Pregnancy, childbirth, aging, neurologic conditions and…
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15th Dec, 2023
When it comes to promoting quality of life and personal well-being for senior citizens, age-related health conditions must naturally be addressed. For many, that includes symptoms of incontinence. While it's not considered a normal part of aging because its cause is physiological, incontinence nevertheless can become an issue later in life. Access to effective incontinence care—truly effective care beyond adult diapers and medications—should be the…
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8th Dec, 2023
One of the biggest hurdles to treatment for many people is the persistent belief that incontinence is a normal and even inevitable part of aging. This is untrue. Incontinence is the result of physiological factors, but it's not something that happens simply because we grow older. Today, I'm dispelling the myth that incontinence is a normal part of aging, explaining what causes it, and sharing…
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1st Dec, 2023
Incontinence is a pervasive and often debilitating condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide, and its impact on quality of life, emotional well-being, and social interactions cannot be overstated. It's also one of the most undertreated conditions in the country, and many people struggle to manage symptoms in silence. But at what point do symptoms of incontinence need treatment beyond what can be managed at home?…
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24th Nov, 2023
Men and women struggling with symptoms of incontinence in silence, and often in shame, aren't alone. Urinary incontinence, or bladder leakage, is extremely common, and most people do not realize it can be reversed with treatment. Fecal incontinence, or bowel leakage, is also a lot more common than most people realize, and treatments usually reverse this condition as well.  So what is the cornerstone therapy…
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1st Sep, 2023
Some of you have asked about the medical device called Elitone, which was FDA approved for treating stress urinary incontinence and being promoted as an alternative to sacral neuromodulation. We think Elitone may offer a nice complement to existing therapies including pelvic floor exercises, medications and Bulkamid filler injection for stress incontinence. Here's what else to know about Elitone for incontinence. It's Designed for Stress…
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