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REMEDIES FOR INCONTINENCE

REMEDIES FOR INCONTINENCE

Myriad causes, myriad solutions   If there are numerous ways in which one’s ability to control urine passage can be impaired, ranging from arthritis of the knees and hips to cancer in different parts of the body, the affected people’s responses also cover a wide canvas. The latter can be as simple as timed visits to the toilet at fixed intervals or avoiding certain foods or beverages to very complex technologies such as the use of biofeedback signals.   Timed Toilet Visits: Much in the same way as a tiny tot is given its first toilet training, elderly people might need to be reoriented with regard to their toilet habits. This works best in people who have a difficulty in...
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CANCER AND ITS IMPACT

CANCER AND ITS IMPACT

A necessary evil Outside the medical fraternity, cancer is often considered as one disease (“my father died of cancer last montha and so on) but it is, in fact, a hundred medical conditions rolled into one. Cancer affects different parts of the body in different ways, and its impact is felt in diverse ways. Cancer is also unusual from another standpoint. The disease itself and the various therapies that doctors would offer can both be responsible for urinary incontinence, both in men and women. Impact of the disease First, let us talk about cancer itself, the various types of cancer that can result in diminished ability to control urine passage. In men, the commonest cause is prostate cancer, but there are...
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NERVE DAMAGE AND INCONTINENCE

NERVE DAMAGE AND INCONTINENCE

When your nerves let you down Before we go to the actual subject of urinary incontinence due to nerve damage, it is important to appreciate a few basic concepts. Your nerves can be compared to the electrical wiring that forms the complex linkages between your brain and the rest of your body. No part of your body can be devoid of nerves and continue to survive. Nerves are of two major types: one, sensory nerves that carry messages from the various body organs (sensations of pain, heat and cold, pressure, smell, sight, etc.) and two, motor nerves, which carry instructions from the brain to every part of the body. This circuitry also exists in the bladder, urinary passage, the penis...
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