The Incontinence Solution

The Incontinence Solution

Answers for Women of All Ages

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Millions of women experience difficulties controlling their bladders but suffer in silence, reluctant to speak to their doctors -- or even to their best friends -- about the problem. Here, at last, women will find the most up-to-date medical explanations and state-of-the-art solutions, including:
  • Controversial links between current childbirthing practices -- like episiotomy, the use of forceps, and long labor -- and the development of incontinence later in life.
  • Advanced diagnostic tests that enable women to quickly find the most effective treatment.
  • Nonsurgical treatments: pelvic muscle exercises and oral medications that really work.
  • Surgical options featuring new minimally invasive outpatient procedures.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743215879 | 
  • July 2002
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Chapter One: Defining Incontinence

WHAT IS INCONTINENCE?

Incontinence is the uncontrollable loss of enough urine to cause social or sanitary difficulties. When we study the body and look at how we control urination, we know that an infant does not have the proper connections between its brain and bladder to be able to control the bladder. We also know that as the brain develops, young children can be taught to control when and where they empty their bladders. This learned control is then maintained, usually without much thought, throughout adulthood. To a child or an adult, any loss of bladder control feels like a return to... see more

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