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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Stress Incontinence

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Whats better, surgery or medication for stress and urge incontinence?

Whats better,  surgery or medication for stress and urge incontinence?

It depends.: Stress incontinence is caused by changes in a woman's pelvic floor, often after childbirth, but women who have never been pregnancy also suffer from stress incontinence. Talk to your physician about exercises and timed voiding before moving on to procedures. There is a new, noninvasive procedure called renessa you will want to look up. Medication will not help stress incontinence but will urge. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

What is the treatment for bladder incontinence, stress?

Start with Kegels: Start with kegel exercises. I recommend 20 contractions, 3 times a day. Contract 5 seconds, relax 10. It takes 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, see your doctor. May need medication or surgery. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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What is testing for stress incontinence?

What is testing for stress incontinence?

Tests for SUI: Urodynamics, or bladder function testing, is performed to evaluate the cause of incontinence. Although stress incontinence generally occurs with cough or sneeze, sometimes a bladder contraction is started and surgery is not the remedy, rather medication may help. A small catheter is placed in the bladder and vagina to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Treatments for stress fracture?

Treatments for stress fracture?

Cast shoe and rest!: This depends on where the fracture is located. In my practice i advise elevation, rest and Motrin as well as ice in the immediate phase. I also always refer to a podiatrist as they are expert in the causes and treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Any medication for helping stress incontinence?

Sudafed,or ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate): Can help to tighten bladder neck. Anticholinergics eg oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) relax bladder musculature and may help. U should try kegel exercises 5x/day & squeezing ball between knees. Consider seeing uro-gynecologist or urologist. Urethral slings or bladder neck suspensions are extremely effective surgical procedures. Former is simple op operation with minimal morbidity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatment for stress?

Treatment for stress?

It depends: On what is causing your stress. Preventing it or removing it when possible is the best. Many people are helpful by mindfulness training, meditation, guided imagery cds, yoga classes, chi gung, exercise, reading, etc. For long term benefit and better overall mental health, support from a good psychotherapist can be transformational. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for overflow incontinence?

Depends on cause: First cause must be diagnosed, i.e. Enlarged prostate, urethral stricture or neurogenic bladder etc. By urologist or urogynecologist. May require urodynamic testing, cystoscopy etc. Or cardura. May respond to Alpha adreneric blocker medications such as flomax, (tamsulosin) hytrin, Minipress or cardura. May require surgery or intermittent clean self-catheterization. ...Read more

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What is stress incontinence? What are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

What is stress incontinence? What are some possible solutions for stress incontinence?

Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Tthere are many treatment options. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist to discuss. Treatment options can be pelvic PT, topical estrogen, pessary, plugs, radiofrequency, bulking, slings Resources: www.voicesforpfd.www.ics.org ...Read more

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Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

See below: Depends on how long ago your surgery & radiation was. Also type: stress incontinence w/ normal voiding in b/w or total incontinence. Treatments include pelvic floor exercises, supportive care (avoid coffee, alcohol, spices), medications to increase bladder capacity & decrease frequency, neuromuscular electric stimulation, artificial sphincter, sling surgery. Best to discuss w/ urologist. ...Read more

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Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Bladder sling for stress incontinence, what to do?

Effective for many: Performed by urologists ; uro-gynecologists after suitable urodynamic studies have been performed. Presume you developed after childbirth ; sling has been advised. This is s a very satisfactory treatment option, however might be good to delay until after a future pregnancy if you intend to have any more children. ...Read more

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Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Besides kegel's are there nonsurgical treatments for stress incontinence?

Strong pelvic muscle: Is helpful. Agree with dr. G. Also consider using a pessary. This is a small ring or cup-like device that you put inside your vagina. It's extra support help prevent your pee from leaking out when you cough or sneeze or step down. ...Read more

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Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Helpful site for stress incontinence?

Mayo and Tufts: www.tuftsmedicalcenter.tv/incontinence www.Mayoclinic.Com/stress-incontinence/ds00828.

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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

Stress incontinence: While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling. Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: Cognitive process therapy (a type of cbt) has a very good success rate even with complex post traumatic disorder (ptsd). Virtual reality exposure therapy ; emdr are also helpful. Psychoeducation is very important. Insure that you work with a therapist/ psycholgoist/ psychiatrist who is experienced in working w ptsd. Psychiatric drugs are sometimes indicated as well. ...Read more

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Best pad or product for stress incontinence?

Poise or Depends: Poise pads are especially designed to capture leaking urine and seem less bulky than depends, which are more suited to containing larger amounts of involuntary urine leakage. In general, poise tend to be used by patients with sui (stress urinary incontinence) and depends by those with ui (urge incontinence). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder?

What is the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD treatment: Post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) can be very complex, and may need multiple types of treatment. A thorough psychiatric evaluation is the best way to start, to understand some of the precipitating events and ongoing triggers. Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) can help move through and release painful emotion. Medications are sometimes needed, not always. ...Read more

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What is a better treatment therapy or medicine for post traumatic stress disorder?

What is a better treatment therapy or medicine for post traumatic stress disorder?

That depends on.....: In some severe cases, i would stabilize the patient on psychotropic medications before going near any form of therapy. In a patient who has marked hyperarousal or who is agitated - touching on triggers at all can throw them into crisis. In some of these cases, we may take weeks regulating meds before we start talking therapy. Psychoeducation & cognitive processing therapy are very important. ...Read more

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Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?

Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?

For stress managemen: t, it should be great if you can finish the course needed to allow your body, breathing to control and lower your stress and anxiety feelings. Don't stop half way. The merits are that you can control your feelings, your thoughts, your breathing & begin to use this to monitor you stress levels before they become overwhelming.Using positive focus, visualization, meditation will also help w/success. ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more