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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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URINARY INCONTINENCE

URINARY INCONTINENCE

Slipping Out Of Control Adult men and women do not expect to pass even a few drops of urine, without wanting to. Most children develop bladder control between two and three years of age and manage to retain control throughout their adult lives. Those unable to do so are said to have developed Urinary Incontinence (UI), and it is much commoner than we think. While clear numbers are hard to come by, some studies indicate that UI could be as frequent as 15 percent of the entire Asian population, men, and women together!   The extent varies as well, from just a few drops that spill onto your trousers, or your inner wear, and that slight sense of everything not...
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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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