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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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MALE INCONTINENCE

MALE INCONTINENCE

A Malady of Middle-Aged Men As you approach middle age, you might have to walk a bit slowly, rest more often, and reconcile to the fact that your physical strength and stamina are no longer as much as they used to be. One of these is your sexual prowess. Consequently, organs in the body that facilitate your sexual capabilities, such as the prostate gland, may start to function abnormally. The prostate gland is located in the pelvic region of your body, just behind and below the urinary bladder, and participates in sexual activity when you are young. Later in life, it might grow larger than expected size and squeeze the urine passage that runs from the urinary bladder to the...
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