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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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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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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21st Jul, 2023
Sacral neuromodulation (SNM) has emerged as a groundbreaking therapeutic modality for managing pelvic floor dysfunctions, specifically urinary and fecal incontinence. This innovative treatment—which begins with placement of a tiny pacemaker device under the skin in a 20-minute outpatient procedure—involves the modulation of sacral nerves, leading to improved control over bladder and bowel function. But it's not just the procedure itself that creates the best outcomes.…
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16th Jun, 2023
Pelvic floor disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. Urinary retention, or the inability to fully empty the bladder, is one of them. Unfortunately, traditional methods of treatment don't resolve the issue or its symptoms. But sacral neuromodulation, or SNM, is showing tremendous success. Here's what makes SNM a revolutionary approach to the treatment of pelvic…
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9th Jun, 2023
Urge incontinence, which is characterized by an uncontrollable and sudden urge to urinate, is a distressing condition that significantly impacts quality of life for millions of people around the world. Traditional treatment options for urge incontinence, which includes medications and behavioral therapies, may not deliver the results people hope for. But there is an alternative, and it's proving to offer the type of long-term relief…
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3rd Mar, 2023
In a recent post for Sixty & Me, Dr. Sasse discusses the impact of urinary incontinence. This is a condition that affects millions of people in the U.S. alone, and many millions more worldwide. Many of them struggle in silence as small leaks turn into the complete loss of bladder control. Incontinence is often chalked up to age or the result of chronic health conditions,…
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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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