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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Here are some ...: Everything happening in your pelvis is not uncommon in few women after childbirths and could not be cured but managed with procedures after balancing the equation between medical necessity and professional possibilities. Pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel's) wouldn't reverse but may ease the pace of worseing & breastfeeding wouldn't help pelvic floor muscle weakness. The culprit is childbirth &.. ...Read more

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Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?

Will low calorie cranberry juice work as well as regular cranberry juice to help prevent/treat recurrent urinary tract infections?

About cranberry: Cranberry juice and extract is able to decrease urine infections with e.Coli bacteria b/c it interferes with the bacteria's mechanism for sticking to the bladder wall and 'climbing' up into the urinary tract. There are many other bacteria that cause urine infection, however, and cranberry has no effect on them. Without a urine culture, you will not know which type of bacteria are causing uti. ...Read more

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Overflow incontinence patient can take protein supplements please help me?

Overflow incontinence patient can take protein supplements please help me?

None can do...: Overflow incontinence denotes the end of bladder overworking under high pressure resulting from poor relaxation & opening of urinary sphincter (bladder neck to membranous urethra). To help understand the sequence of events about urination & how to take care of related voiding issues, go to Prostate-BPH / LUTS, Voiding Trouble... as shown on the HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com. Best wishes to health... ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet cause daily diarrhea and urgency to defecate?

Can a low carb diet cause daily diarrhea and urgency to defecate?

Multiple etiologies!: Consult Ur Family MD or Gastroenterologist. It could be your diet. You may want to restrict fat or food additives in your diet, or U could have some simple condition like Irritable bowel syndrome to serious conditions like Tropical Sprue or chronic pancreatitis.etc. U may want to try more Fiber in the diet(25-30gm/day). Try "Optifber or Benefiber" ...Read more

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Will surgery for incontinence also tighten vagina?

No: But u can have that surgery done at the same time, if gyn is doing the incontinence surg then the gyn can do the other but the incon. Will be covered by insurance the other one may not be, so u would have to check that out before surgery, if a urologist is doing the incon. Surgery, then u would need a gyn also. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to decrease urine output and decrease thirst?

Natural remedies to decrease urine output and decrease thirst?

None: If you have abnormally high urine production then thirst is expected and life preserving. You need evaluation by your physician to guide the investigation and treatment of this disorder. ...Read more

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How effective is pelvic muscle excercise to decrease urinary frequency at night?

How effective is pelvic muscle excercise to decrease urinary frequency at night?

Not fabulous: in guys, you'd also want to check out other possible reasons starting with caffeine or food or water ore especially alcohol taken within 3 hrs of sleeping. ...Read more

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25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.

See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read more

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Does diet affect prostate health? Are there foods to eat to decrease prostate swelling?

Does diet affect prostate health? Are there foods to eat to decrease prostate swelling?

Probably: There are anecdotal reports that certain foods improve or worsen the symptoms of pro statism. There is no scientific evidence. Most of such reports have a marketing aspect too ! ...Read more

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What are healthy diet to improve sexual capacity?

What are healthy diet to improve sexual capacity?

Healthy diet: There is no specific food likely to increase your capacity to perform sexually. If you are having difficulty performing you may want to consult with a clinical psychologist who specializes in sexual issues. Good luck ...Read more

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Will drinking cranberry juice reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (utis)?

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Will drinking cranberry juice reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (utis)?

Usually ineffective: Controlled studies in adults showed that cranberry juice has a modest suppressive effect only when ingested a large quantity. Certainly not for children. ...Read more

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How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

How can recurring bladder infections impact on incontinence?

Worsen it. : Bladder infections cause increased urgency and bladder muscle contractions that make it hard to hold the urine. Why are you having recurrent infections would be a great question to answer. Not treated with right medication, kidney stones, bladder prolapse, hygiene issues? Seek help from a urologist or urogynecologist if you are female. ...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


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more