Urogynecology Gonzales LA

Urogynecology is a sub-specialty studied by doctors once they have finished a residency in urology or obstetrics/gynecology. This sub-specialty deals with urinary issues and pelvic floor disorders in women.
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Treatment for Urinary Incontinence Gonzales LA

Before we talk about treatment of stress urinary incontinence we have to ask ourselves a question - what type of a stress urinary incontinence does this patient have before you do any kind of a surgical intervention or even conservative treatment.

Urethro Gonzales LA

Urinary continence depends on an intact and strong internal sphincter and an acquired behavior of keeping a high alpha sympathetic tone at the internal sphincter. Weakness of the internal sphincter causes SUI. Weakness is mostly due to rupture of its wall.

Surgical Versus Medical Therapy for Urinary Incontinence Gonzales LA

Intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) is also called Type III stress incontinence, low pressure urethra and drainpipeurethra. The risk factors for this are advanced age, radiation and prior incontinence surgery. The clinical featuresare severe incontinence often with minimal changes in position. The exam may reveal minimal bladder neck descent;the Q-tip angle will be less than 30°; there is poor urethral coaptation on endoscopy; and there is an openbladder neck on fluoroscopy.

Excerpts from The Incontinence Solution Gonzales LA

Incontinence is the uncontrollable loss of enough urine to cause social or sanitary difficulties. When we study the body and look at how we are able to control urination, we know that an infant does not have the proper connections between their brain and their bladder to be able to control the bladder.

ChildBirth Educator Gonzales LA

The modern movement of childbirth education is enormously important in helping to educate women about labor, childbirth, breastfeeding and caring for a newborn. Doctors rarely have time to talk with their patients in any detail about the steps of labor and childbirth, and childbirth educators fill this need well.

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ChildBirth Educator Gonzales LA

The modern movement of childbirth education is enormously important in helping to educate women about labor, childbirth, breastfeeding and caring for a newborn. Doctors rarely have time to talk with their patients in any detail about the steps of labor and childbirth, and childbirth educators fill this need well.

Coffee Talk: Urinary Incontinence Gonzales LA

The National Institutes of Health have estimated that over 10 million adult Americans(70% of whom are women) have urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, the makers of protective adult undergarments,diapers that is, would like us to believe that this is a normal part of life that must be dealt with, of courseusing their products. However, this is not a normal condition, and most of the time this problem can be cured,or at least greatly improved.

Conservative Treatments for Stress Incontinence Gonzales LA

incontinence. The pelvic floor muscle is like a hammock that stretches from the pubic bone in the front to the tailbone in the back. symptoms. Childbirth will weaken this muscle more and causes incontinence. There are several new non-surgical products on the market for female stress urinary incontinence.

Excerpts from The Incontinence Solution Gonzales LA

Incontinence is the uncontrollable loss of enough urine to cause social or sanitary difficulties. When we study the body and look at how we are able to control urination, we know that an infant does not have the proper connections between their brain and their bladder to be able to control the bladder.

Female Urogenital Dysfunction Following Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer Gonzales LA

The effect of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) on sexual function in the male is well documented. However, there is little literature in female patients. The aim of this study was to review the pelvic autonomic nervous anatomy in the female and to perform a retrospective audit of urinary and sexual function in women following surgery for rectal cancer where TME had been performed. Urogenital dysfunction was assessed through interview and questionnaire.

Relaxation and Music Significantly Reduce Patients Gonzales LA

Research has found that relaxation and music, separately or together, significantly reduce patients' pain following major abdominal surgery. The study, published in the issue of Pain, found that these methods in combination with pain medication reduce pain more than pain medication alone.

Surgical Versus Medical Therapy for Urinary Incontinence Gonzales LA

Intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) is also called Type III stress incontinence, low pressure urethra and drainpipeurethra. The risk factors for this are advanced age, radiation and prior incontinence surgery. The clinical featuresare severe incontinence often with minimal changes in position. The exam may reveal minimal bladder neck descent;the Q-tip angle will be less than 30°; there is poor urethral coaptation on endoscopy; and there is an openbladder neck on fluoroscopy.

The Impact of Urinary Incontinence on Self-efficacy and Quality of Life Gonzales LA

Treatment of UI is based on a thorough assessment to confirm the presence of UI, the type of UI, identification of contributing factors, and the determination of patients that may require further evaluation prior to any therapeutic interventions. The information obtained during assessment is also vital in implementing the appropriate treatment for UI. Treatment and interventions for UI are medications, mechanical devices, surgery, and behavioral modification. Several medications have proved beneficial for UI; however the risk to benefit ratio is not clear.

Treatment for Urinary Incontinence Gonzales LA

Before we talk about treatment of stress urinary incontinence we have to ask ourselves a question - what type of a stress urinary incontinence does this patient have before you do any kind of a surgical intervention or even conservative treatment.

Urethro Gonzales LA

Urinary continence depends on an intact and strong internal sphincter and an acquired behavior of keeping a high alpha sympathetic tone at the internal sphincter. Weakness of the internal sphincter causes SUI. Weakness is mostly due to rupture of its wall.

Urinary Incontinence: A Closet Condition! Gonzales LA

The large baby boomer population of the United States is now moving through the menopausal transition period when this involuntary loss of urine(urinary incontinence) often becomes worse, and consequently the number of women with incontinence will only increase. Although incontinence may occur much earlier than the menopausal years, it often worsens during this phase of a woman's life.

Vaginal Prolapse Relaxation Gonzales LA

It is easier to understand uterine and vaginal wall relaxation (prolapse) if one has a working knowledge of normal anatomy. The support system of the uterus, urethra, bladder and to some degree the rectum is the vagina, specifically the "fascia". The vagina is a fibromuscular tube (fascia) covered with vaginal epithelium (skin). It is this fascia which is responsible for the integrity and vaginal wall strength.

What is a Laparoscopy? Gonzales LA

Open surgery involves making a large incision in the abdomen to expose the pelvic organs. The same procedure is carried out through this incision as would be carried out laparoscopically. As a result of this large incision post operative recovery is slower and patients often need to stay in the hospital for up to five days.

What is an Overactive Bladder? Gonzales LA

Many people with OAB adjust their habits and lifestyle to accommodate the management of symptoms and may adopt such coping mechanisms as restricting fluids and urinating to a timed schedule or at the first sensation of urgency. Car trips and vacations are limited. Shopping, visiting public places, entertaining or socializing are curtailed and in some cases stopped.

What is Urinary Incontinence? Gonzales LA

Advanced Urodynamic Testing is a series of tests and/or x-rays that give a detailed look at the function of the bladder, urethra and sphincters. This helps to diagnose any problems with storing urine or voiding. Urodynamic testing involves having a small catheter placed in the bladder (via the urethra), the vagina or the rectum. Most patients consider urodynamic testing painless.