Treatment Options for Female Urinary IncontinencePosted on July 28, 2017

Having a leaky bladder is a common and embarrassing problem.  This is especially true for woman after childbirth, after menopause or even you younger physically fit woman without having childbirth.  There are many types of urinary incontinence and the treatments should specific toward the type of incontinence. Most common type…

Having a leaky bladder is a common and embarrassing problem.  This is especially true for woman after childbirth, after menopause or even you younger physically fit woman without having childbirth.  There are many types of urinary incontinence and the treatments should specific toward the type of incontinence. Most common type of is called genuine stress urinary incontinence.  This is caused from changed in position of the bladder due to childbirth, prolong weight bearing or simply from gravity.  One often notices leakage with actions that would increase one’s abdominal pressure such as coughing, laughing and physical exercise.  If symptom is mild, one can often use a tampon during exercise to increase pressure at the bladder neck (lower portion of the bladder where bladder meet the urethra). Treatment options often include Kegels, pessaries, pelvic weights and surgery.   Recently, published literature have demonstrated non-invasive radio frequency energy treatments (ThermiVa) for mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence. Second type of urinary leakage is due to overactive bladder called Detrusor Instability.  Symptoms include frequent urination with small quantity of urine during the day and evening.  This can be made worse with caffeine and tea. Many will achieve improvement with bladder drills combined with short course of medication to relax the bladder.  In postmenopausal woman, usage of estrogen or the new class of topical anti-aging peptides can help.  Surgery will not improve this condition. Third type of urinary leakage is due to lost of elasticity of urethra.  Cause can be due to age, radiation or without known cause.  Characteristic symptom noted by leakage independent of position or action.   Surgery and injection of fillers have been traditionally being the treatment of choice.  In future, usage of novel radiofrequency or topical peptides may offer options. Last type of urinary incontinence is classified as Mixed Urinary Incontinence.  It can be a mixture of any of the three mentioned above.  By performing careful history, exam and special testings called urodynamics, your gynecologist or urogynecologist   can diagnose and offer you treatment options so you do not have to be embarrassed with this common condition.  

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Tips To Protect Your Skin This SummerPosted on July 18, 2017

Whether your idea of fun in the sun is a picnic at the park, hiking, volleyball on the beach or grilling in the backyard, it’s important to be mindful of your skin. Someeasy tips to help protect your skin while embracing the warm weather activities. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30…

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How Much Weight do People Typically Gain on Vacation?Posted on July 18, 2017

Actually the amount is miniscule, regardless of what your scale may show and here is the reason why – water retention. When on vacation, we tend to eat saltier foods. Our body wants to level out the sodium, and retains water to keep you at safe levels. Once back home…

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Healthy Road Trip Snack IdeasPosted on July 18, 2017

Taking healthy snacks with you on a road trip is not only better for your health, but is less expensive and can save you time by not having to stop as much. What should you bring with you?Some foods are better for traveling than others. Choose things that are: Finger-Friendly:…

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If Your Skin Could Talk, What Would It Say?Posted on July 18, 2017

What is your skin telling you? Did you spend a lot of time in the sun last summer? What about the summer before that? Sun exposure on unprotected skin year after year may leave you with more than a few freckles. Sunburns and moles aren’t the only indication that skin…

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How to Use Your Hotel’s Pool to Keep Fit on VacationPosted on June 27, 2017

Keeping fit and having fun while on vacation are both possible if you use your hotel or resort’s pool. There are so many ways to get a good workout while in the water. One basic way is to just walk back and forth in water that is at least waist…

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