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Bladder Problems

A laugh, cough, or sneeze becomes a source of anxiety; a hasty escape becomes routine; scanning for restroom signs becomes a preoccupation—these are stresses that women shouldn’t suffer. Yet, the National Institutes of Health report that 50% of all women have some level of urinary incontinence, and about 20% over the age of 75 struggle daily. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case.

 

What is Mona Lisa Touch?

October 25, 2016 | Mary South, MD, MHA

Dr. Mary South talks about a revolutionary technology called Mona Lisa Touch vaginal laser therapy: a minimally invasive, in-office procedure to help to minimize the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.…


Behavioral Modifications That Help You Manage Your Symptoms

October 3, 2016 | Mary South, MD, MHA

Most women with overactive bladder know that your bladder (detrusor muscle) may contract without permission. Decreasing bladder irritation can help you manage symptoms like urgency and frequency.

MODIFY YOUR DIET

Since bladder irritants come in many forms—from diet to activity—and …


Third Line Therapy for Overactive Bladder

October 2, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna

Dr. Ray Bologna explains how acupuncture, Botox, and Interstim therapy are excellent options for controlling an overactive bladder when medication and conservative treatments aren’t effective. …


Transvaginal Mesh: An Overview

September 19, 2016 | Mary South, MD, MHA

The use of transvaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders has received a great deal of attention in the media over the past several years.  In 2008 (followed by an update in 2011), the FDA issued a public …


Treatment Options for Overactive Bladder

August 30, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna

Get the scoop on the most effective treatments for OAB, including diet modifications, pelvic floor therapy, and medications designed to reduce the urge to go to the bathroom. …


Pelvic Floor Therapy: An Overview

August 22, 2016 | Meghan Graf, LPT

Pelvic floor therapy is a hidden gem that many women don’t even know about.  It’s not uncommon to hear, “I didn’t even know this type of therapy existed!”  Pelvic floor therapy is physical therapy treatment designed to address pelvic floor …


Leaking During Sex Video

August 7, 2016 | Mary South, MD, MHA

Yes – it’s a thing. And nothing to be embarrassed about, according Dr. Mary South. In this video, she discusses how stress incontinence can lead to leakage during intercourse and how the same treatment options for general incontinence issues can …


Living With Incontinence: Sally’s Story

July 18, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna

Sally Spitz has struggled with urinary incontinence for most of her adult life. Having become a reality of her daily routine, she learned to accommodate the problem – wearing dark pants, using pads and skipping a morning jog.

In this …


Overactive Bladder

July 5, 2016 | Dr. Ray Bologna

New Guidelines and Treatment Options

Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms can be embarrassing, socially isolating and affect your quality of life. You may experience any combination of urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia (waking frequently at night to urinate) and urge incontinence. An …


Bladder Control Problems: An Overview

July 1, 2016 | Mary South, MD, MHA

What are the most common types of bladder control problems? What’s the difference between leakage and urgency? This video addresses the basics of bladder problems, contributing factors, and treatment options for various types of incontinence.…