How to Help with Your Partner's Urologic Condition

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Nov 7, 2016 11:31:38 AM
 
Do your husband’s bathroom visits in the middle of the night wake you up? Is he having physical troubles that are affecting your sex life?

Your spouse’s urologic condition can be irritating for him, but it can affect you too.

That’s why it’s important to know the common urologic conditions, symptoms, and treatments for men. Because when a urologic disorder starts, you might notice it before he does, and that could prevent problems that might affect you both.

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Topics: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urology, Prostate Cancer, Enlarged Prostate

6 Ways to Manage Urinary Incontinence after Having a Baby

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Oct 5, 2016 11:12:25 AM

Urinary incontinence (UI) occurs when there’s an involuntary loss of urine originating from stress on the bladder, frequent urges, hormone changes, and more.

There are different types of UI, but the most common are stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

Stress incontinence is caused by the physical changes from pregnancy and results in an involuntary loss of urine during physical actions like coughing, laughing, or sneezing.

Urge incontinence is caused by damaged nerve endings in the bladder and can result in frequent urges to urinate that cause leaks.

Many women experience urinary incontinence during pregnancy, and some of those women continue to have symptoms after having the baby. With all of the other responsibilities keeping you busy after pregnancy, you shouldn’t have to worry about urinary incontinence.

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Topics: Incontinence, Urology

4 Ways to Maintain Urologic Health

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Sep 20, 2016 3:50:15 PM
 
Many have been there: urology is the last thing on your mind, until an issue comes up. From frequent urination to kidney stones, there are many urologic conditions that can be a roadblock in your daily routine. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prevent or improve these issues.
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Topics: Incontinence, Urology

The Causes and Treatments of Incontinence

Posted by Reedsburg Area Medical Center on Sep 7, 2016 12:13:34 PM

Urinary incontinence: It's the medical term for loss of bladder control, which results in inconvenient – and embarrassing – urine leaks. According to the American Urological Association Foundation, more than 15 million men and women suffer from incontinence.

Incontinence may be caused by:

  • Diabetes

  • Enlarged prostate

  • Weak bladder muscles
  • Urinary tract infections

  • Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
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Topics: Incontinence, Urology