If you’re finding yourself taking too many bathroom breaks, there are a number of steps women can take to find the relief they are looking for. Our health insider has some tips for a healthy bladder… Have a health question? Our medical advisors are standing by visit . — Created by South Florida PBS, a […]
There are several incontinence treatment such as: behavioral treatments (pelvic floor therapy), medication, electrical nerve stimulation, bulking agents and surgery. Dr. Daniel Martinez, Urologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains it depends on the patient and the problem; physicians try to keep the more invasive therapies towards the end.
Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, aging, urinary tract infection, stool build-up, being overweight, nerve damage, and overactive bladder are predisposing factors of incontinence in women. Dr. Barbara Montford, President of the Dade County Medical Association, says estrogen plays a role in the strength of the pelvic wall in terms of the elasticity of the urethra and the […]
Dr. Daniel Martinez, Urologist with Baptist Health South Florida, considers, for incontinence, it’s possible to use medication at the same time as for a therapy or other behavioral therapy. The expert says there are two types of medication for incontinence: anticholinergic and beta agonists. Dr. Martinez affirms the side effects of those medications can be […]
Age is one of the many risk factors of incontinence, explains Dr. Daniel Martinez, Urologist with Baptist Health South Florida. However, there are more causes of incontinence such as some medical treatments, surgeries, enlarged prostate gland, being overweight, nerve damage or overactive bladder, he describes. Incontinence is a clinical diagnosis, the specialist affirms.
Whenever anyone loses urine that’s considered incontinence. A little drop or a complete loss of the bladder capacity is incontinence, according to Dr. Daniel Martinez, Urologist with Baptist Health South Florida. The expert says incontinence is embarrassing and affects quality of life. He adds it depends on the disease process. Dr. Martinez also explains the […]
Louise Gleason, PT, Physical Therapist with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains the bladder wall muscles are relaxed and they accommodate more and more urine. At some point, your brain and the reflexes that control the bladder signal your body that it is time to go to the bathroom. She […]
What is the solution for a urinary tract infection? Dr. Jorge Murillo, Infectious Disease Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the existing treatment options for this disease, such as antibiotics, and what happens when it is treated without symptoms.
Kidneys, vascular issues, cancer, fracture, and neck pain are possible causes of middle back pain. Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says it is better to make sure they check imaging of the spine with an MRI for people with cancer to look for any metastasis. He explains […]