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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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How does parkinson disease affect daily living skills?

How does parkinson disease affect daily living skills?

GRADUAL IMPACT : It is very debiltating if not treated, and gradullay declines the capacity for self care, but early diagnosis and treatment, may help some , especially having knowledge about it. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease affect your sex life?

Different ways: Crohn's disease can cause pain, fatigue, and any chronic condition can cause depression, all of which can affect sex life. Also fistulas and ostomies can sometimes get in the way. There are some medications that can affect fertility in men (methotrexate, sulfasalazine, etc.), or risk of birth defects in women (methotrexate, etc.). Ask your doctor because this is a very individual issue. ...Read more

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How does masturbation affect one's mental health?

How does masturbation affect one's mental health?

It's normal: Masturbation is a normal behavior of sexually developed men (95%) and women (89%) and is an element of healthy sexuality for most people. It is not a symptom of mental illness. Ones attitude about it may be unhealthy (e.g., excessive guilt, shame, preoccupation) and a very high frequency (multiple times daily) can indicate a problem. ...Read more

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How can autism affect everyday life?

How can  autism affect everyday life?

Pervasive effects: Autism and related disorders have significant impact on the life of the individual and his or her family. They often experience social anxiety and difficulty with relationships, difficulty planning and organizing daily living tasks(eg bills and finances), and difficulty with consistent work performance. Look for books bt tony atwood for quality, extensive info on the subject. ...Read more

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How does leukemia cancer affect your everyday life?

How does leukemia cancer affect your everyday life?

Several ways: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Patients also have increased risk of bruising/bleeding. Infections are a higher risk for these patients as well. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does parkinson disease affect daily living?

Interested to know how does parkinson disease affect daily living?

Varies: This may vary depending on the severity of the parkinson's disease and also the response to medications.There are some who may have a minor tremor that is well controlled by medications.There are some that may have severe on/off problems that are debilitating and affect daily living.There are new surgical techniques(deep brain stimulation) that have a lot of promise in alleviating symptoms. ...Read more

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How does having a humourous personality affect your life expectancy?

Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending your own life. I personally prefer to spend time with humerous people! ...Read more

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How does having a pacemaker affect your everyday life?

How does having a pacemaker affect your everyday life?

Everything: If pacemaker is indicated -- it means that your quality of life such as working and functioning day today is dependent on it -- and you must have it. ...Read more

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How much does intimacy matter in your life?

How much does  intimacy matter in your life?

For me, little: I'm a natural loner and this suits me fine; i can do the things i enjoy without having to worry about how somebody else feels about it. For other people, happiness is impossible without an intimate relationship. A person has some ability to choose their beliefs and behavior and thus affect their feelings. Anybody who tells you how you "should" feel when you're hurting no one is wasting your time. ...Read more

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How does HCV affect emotional life?

How does HCV affect emotional life?

Depends on person: Greatly depends on the mental make up of the patient with hcv. During treatment however, patient may experience emotional difficulties (i.e. Depression, sadness, anxiety) some to such a degree that treatment must be stopped. ...Read more

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How does ic affect sexual function?

How does ic affect sexual function?

IC is Unrelated: Male or female sexual function should not be affected whatsoever by ic, since the functional and psychological aspects of each are independent of the other. Voiding before intercourse could alleviate the "urge" to go during sexual activity as in the case of a full bladder. This could help make activity less pressured and more enjoyable. Functional orgasm and ejaculation should not be affected. ...Read more

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How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

How does chronic stress affect your kidney health?

Stress and kidney DZ: it causes vasoconstriction of the renal circulation and parts of the kidney die. Well demonstrated in mice but not in man. ...Read more

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How does severe renal hypertension affect someone's quality of life?

How does severe renal hypertension affect someone's quality of life?

Refractory HBP: A stenotic renal artery may cause very severe high blood pressure that is unresponsive to multiple blood pressure meds. The stenosis may need to be relieved with stenting or bypass surgery, or in some cases, nephrectomy. ...Read more

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How long does fecal bacteria live?

How long does fecal bacteria live?

Bacterial survival: Many gram-negative species, such as acinetobacter spp., escherichia coli, klebsiella spp., pseudomonas aeruginosa, serratia marcescens, or shigella spp. Can survive on inanimate surfaces for months. These are some of the organisms present in feces. The anaerobes may die more rapidly if exposed to elemental oxygen. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect your sex life?

How does smoking affect your sex life?

Erectile Dysfunction: Smoking is a key cause of erectile dysfunction. It causes impotence because it promotes atherosclerosis. This arterial narrowing makes the transport of blood throughout the body (including the blood required to maintain an erection) more difficult. ...Read more

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Bowel Incontinence (Definition)

Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon ...Read more


Dr. Scott Beard
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Stool Leaking (Incontinence) (Definition)

Fecal incontinence is a condition in which there is lack of bowel movement control. While it is normal in infants, fecal incontinence can be due to nervous system or gut problems such as severe constipation in adults. ...Read more