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What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

What does stress urinary incontinence mean?

Physical stress: The term "stress" incontinence has nothing to do with emotional stress but instead means physical stress in the abdomen which increases bladder pressures and causes sudden episodes of leakage. Typical examples are leak with cough, sneeze, jump, lifting, or even getting up out of a chair. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean to have an stress urine incontinence?

What does it mean to have an stress urine incontinence?

Leaking after cough,: Sneezing, laughing, jumping etc. Whenever there is sudden rise in intraabdominal pressure. Pressure is transmitted to within the bladder and urinary sphincter can not squeeze rapidly enough to avoid leakage of urine. Kegel exercises often help. Worth cosulting with a urologist or urogynecologist ...Read more

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I have abnormal treadmill stress test, what does this mean?

I have abnormal treadmill stress test, what does this mean?

Stress test: Abnormal stress test suggests that the heart muscle may be getting insufficient blood flow during exercise. This finding needs to be further investigated and if necessary treated. ...Read more

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What does micturition mean?

What does micturition mean?

Urination: Micturition is another word for urination. It is also referred to as voiding or "peeing". ...Read more

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What does this bladder pain mean?

What does this bladder pain mean?

BLADDER PAIN: May mean infection, possible bladder stones or other abnormal contraction or inflammation. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does excessive nocturnal emissions indicate? And does it cause weakness?

What does excessive nocturnal emissions indicate? And does it cause weakness?

Wet dreams?: If you are referring to wet dreams, these are not unhealthy at all. This is natures way of getting rid of extra semen that is not being used. It should not make you weak. ...Read more

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Premature gray, what can I do internally? What does this mean? Possible stroke, deficiency?

Premature gray, what can I do internally? What does this mean? Possible stroke, deficiency?

Usually familial: Premature graying of hair is often a family trait, so there should be relatives with the same problem. As a familial trait, there isn't anything wrong inside the body. One's primary care doctor, the doctor doing one's general check-ups every year or two, can help check to make sure that the general health is normal... And confirm that there isn't any other problem going on. ...Read more

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What does "irritable heart" mean?

What does "irritable heart" mean?

Multiple things.: Probably, if a doctor termed your heart "irritable", it was a reference to an irregular heartbeat. Rhythm disturbances often occur when the heart chambers are stretched due to hypertension (high blood pressure ) or a leaking or narrowed heart valve. Your doctor should be able to determine the underlying cause of the irritability. ...Read more

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What does it mean to suffer from claudication?

What does it mean to suffer from claudication?

Claudication: Claudication is leg (usually calf) pain brought on with exertion due to reduced arterial blood flow. ...Read more

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What does shaking a lot mean?

What does shaking a lot mean?

Shaking: Could be physiological, such as from too much caffeine or alcohol or decongestants use or a metabolic abnormality such as thyroid disease, or psychological such as performance or social anxiety. ...Read more

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What does this mean from a ekg?

What does this mean from a ekg?

More info: Your question does not include the ekg finding you are concerned about. Please resubmit your question with more information, and we will be glad to try to answer it. ...Read more

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What does leaking urine mean?

What does leaking urine mean?

Urinary incontinence: Means you have a problem with urinary control. May be due to problems with urinary sphincters, urethra or bladder. Could be either an anatomic or a neurologic problem. Suggest you consult with a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a rectocele prolapse?

What does it mean to have  a rectocele prolapse?

Rectocele: Rectocele is simply the rectum herniating or bulging into the vagina. Common symptoms include a feeling of vaginal fullness and sometimes a feeling of incompletely emptying when defecating. There is little risk to having a rectocele and they are very common in women who have delivered babies vaginally so these need only be treated when they are bothering you. Surgery is vaginal and outpatient. ...Read more

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What does pelvic resting mean?

What does pelvic resting mean?

Pelvic rest: Pelvic rest means that a woman puts nothing in her vagina. No sex, no douching and no tampon use. ...Read more

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What does it mean to die of natural causes? What happens?

What does it mean to die of natural causes? What happens?

Usually unexplained: To die of natural causes usually implies that no artificial cause, accident, homicide, etc, or that no obvious disease process was the cause of death. Usually in this case, the deceased may have died at home or outside of the medical system and no other obvious cause is identified. Most likely death is due to a fatal abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What is stress urinary incontinence?

What is stress urinary incontinence?

Leak w/pressure: Stress incontinence is due to a combination of weak ligaments and weak pelvic muscles. Commonly associated w/weakness caused by vaginal childbirth but can occur in women who've not given birth. The most common treatments are kegels or pelvic muscle exercise. Muscles can be too weak to exercise on your own; pelvic floor pt is the best method. Minimally invasive surgery can restore ligament support. ...Read more

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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What exactly does having a 10.5% BMI mean?

What exactly does having a 10.5% BMI mean?

Need to see doctor.: I usually like to provide concrete answers to questions here, but your query requires some definitive testing. There could be many metabolic, infectious, nutritional, gastrointestinal, endocrine issues causing the problem with your weight. Your BMI is dangerously low. You need to initiate a local work-up with a doctor right away. Please. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multiple scoliosis?

What does it mean to have multiple scoliosis?

See below: Scoliosis can be present at multiple parts of the spine (for example - cervical, thoracic, lumbar). The term "multiple scoliosis" is not used frequently by clinicians. Did you mean multiple sclerosis or multiple scoliosis? ...Read more

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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


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