- In response to prostate cancer diagnosis, it’s critical to take a step back, take a few deep breaths, and try to approach the situation calmly and logically.
- Don’t let anyone rush you. There’s ALWAYS time to evaluate the medical options and get a second opinion from another medical expert who ideally is not affiliated with the same practice as the physician who provided the initial diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Continue reading
Posted September 11, 2014Prostate cancer can be a life-changing diagnosis, but it doesn't have to keep you from leading a life of enjoyment.
Posted September 10, 2014
One of the biggest concerns facing aging adults is the loss of bladder control. While there are solutions available, such as incontinence briefs or incontinence panties, some individuals are too embarrassed to wear them. Fortunately, hypnosis is being suggested as a more permanent solution to allow those who experience incontinence to maintain their livelihood as they age.
What Causes Incontinence
Incontinence can be caused by stress and other factors but in the young, it's usually the result of a weak pelvic floor muscle. In the elderly, urge incontinence is caused by a lack of control of the bladder, which results in a compete emptying of the organ. This is a part of aging with which nearly everyone must deal. Fortunately, there are many people who have been helped with this condition through the use of hypnosis. Continue reading
Posted September 3, 2014
It's common for women to experience incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, during pregnancy. This is due to the added stress that is being applied on their bladder. But after pregnancy - notably if the child is delivered vaginally - such incontinence issues have a tendency to persist due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. Incontinence after pregnancy can also persist due to the following conditions:
- Nerve damage around the bladder.
- Shifting or movement of the urethra or bladder during pregnancy.
- An episiotomy, or incision in the pelvic floor muscle during delivery to allow the baby to exit easier.
However, it's worth noting that while urinary incontinence can persist for several weeks to months following childbirth, it's often something that women outgrow over time as the body heals. To accelerate the recovery process and kick incontinence symptoms, there are several things women can do. Here's a look: Continue reading
Posted August 27, 2014
If you're young, you generally don't think of incontinence in younger adults. Most of the time when talking about incontinence, we hear about incontinence in children or in the elderly. And yet, 20 to 30 percent of young women and about a third of that in young men suffer from some sort of incontinence. If you've been diagnosed with incontinence, it's important to understand the differences in each type of incontinence. Continue reading
Posted August 20, 2014
Incontinence is a condition that older people commonly face as they age. It is especially hard to see our parents suffer from it. The good news is that incontinence can be treated, or at least minimized, and we can help reduce the number of accidents that can occur and embarrass our parents. One way to do this is with an incontinence care plan. Continue reading
Posted August 20, 2014
So you just returned from your doctor with the news that you were diagnosed with incontinence. You likely have a lot of questions about why you're experiencing unintentional urine leakage as you digest your situation. First of all, it's important to note that incontinence itself isn't so much a condition as it is a sign of a greater condition. Noting that, it's likely that you'll grow out of your incontinence situation either with time, or by taking measures into your own hands.
Here's a look at some FAQs that people recently diagnosed with incontinence often have, as well as some ways to manage unintentional leakage. Continue reading
Posted August 13, 2014
Incontinence has a range of unpleasant side effects, including dermatitis. Incontinence associated dermatitis is uncomfortable and unpleasant. It can cause heat rash, itching, pain, and inflammation. There are steps you can take to soothe the irritated skin, and relieve the pain and itching associated with this condition.
Why incontinence affects the skin
Incontinence places your skin in prolonged contact with urine. Urine typically has a much higher (more alkaline) pH level than your skin. The longer the urine sits on your skin, the more it can become irritating. Continue reading
Posted August 7, 2014
Urinary incontinence, or the unintentional leakage of urine, is a symptom that tens of millions of Americans experience - and it's usually a sign of a greater condition. For instance, some people experience incontinence based on their diet. Many women experience incontinence after giving birth, and many men often experience it for several months following prostate surgery.
Both men and women may also experience incontinence if they have a UTI, or urinary tract infection. It is important to distinguish the difference between incontinence and UTI. Here's a closer look: Continue reading
Posted July 31, 2014
If you're the parent of a bed wetter, dealing with incontinence can be frustrating and embarrassing. You may wonder what is wrong with your child, or whether he or she has an emotional problem. You might be surprised to learn that incontinence is extremely common in children, and that 20 percent of all children who are five years of age suffer from bed wetting. What's more, a full 10 percent of children, age seven, still struggle with incontinence issues. So if your youngster is suffering from incontinence problems, you can rest assured that he or she isn't alone with this problem.
Posted July 25, 2014
It's estimated that as many as 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, about 160,000 of which go on to have surgery to treat the condition. And while surgery is often effective - and accompanied by a five-year survival rate of 99 percent - no procedure, let alone prostate surgery, is without its side effects. Perhaps the most common long-term side effect from prostate surgery is incontinence.