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Female Bladder Control (Guest Writer)

by | September 2nd, 2010

Have you been noticing lately that you constantly need to go to the nearest comfort room to empty your bladder, and to your consternation, find that you cannot pass urine? Or maybe it has suddenly become painful to urinate? Ever had an embarrassing experience of finding yourself rushing to the office restroom and not making it on time? If you have experienced any of these, fret not. You are not alone. You count among the many women facing urinary incontinence or bladder problems.

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Behavioral Therapy No Extra Help in Female Urge Incontinence

by | August 24th, 2010

Urgency Incontinence, caused by urgency and frequency affects over 33 million Americans. That’s about 1 in every 6 adults. The condition is often treated by Behavioral Modification / Training or Medications. A recent study in the Journal of Urology found that adding behavioral training to drug therapy does not improve outcomes for women with urge incontinence.

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Treatment Options for Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndromes (Part 3 of the discussion on IC / PBS)

by | August 9th, 2010

Once the diagnosis of IC / PBS has been made, education of the patient is critical. Early diagnosis is especially important in patients. Those that have had IC for less than 2.5 years respond to treatment 75 to 80% of the time, and may be symptom free for years.

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How is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed? (Part 2 of the discussion on IC)

by | July 27th, 2010

How is Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosed? (Part 2 of the discussion on IC) In part I, I defined Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS), and the possible causes. To read part 1, What is Interstitial Cystitis and What Causes It, Click here. In this segment, I would like to talk about the diagnosis of…Read the Rest of Article

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What is Interstitial Cystitis and What Causes It?

by | July 22nd, 2010

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) is a condition of the urinary bladder associated with pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort with persistent urge to void in the absence of urinary tract infection. The condition was first given its name in 1887 and has undergone several name changes and diagnostic criteria. Over 33 million Americans are affected by urinary dysfunction making this condition more prevalent than adult onset Diabetes in the U. S.

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