A Woman’s Guide to Treatment
Michael H. Safir, M.D., Clay N. Boyd, M.D., Tony E. Pinson, M.D.
Eleven million woman experience urinary incontinence. Although it can occur in women at any age, 35 percent of women over age 65 experience incontinence. Unfortunately, half of these women do not discuss the matter with their doctors because they are embarrassed. In more than 80 percent of cases, treatment can improve or cure the problem.
The authors of this book are urologists, who specialize in treating female urinary incontinence. In a question-and-answer format, they explain the types of incontinence, its causes, and how the condition is diagnosed. They also discuss the wide-range of treatment options which include:
- Pelvic floor therapy
- Sacral nerve stimulator implants
- Lifestyle changes
- Bladder training
- Electrical Stimulation
- Bulking agents
- Radiofrequency energy