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Category: Incontinence

Stress Incontinence – Dr. Ralph Turner

Stress incontinence, the inability to control one’s bladder when exerting, coughing, sneezing or lifting an object, is a problem that disproportionately affects women, particularly as they get older. Gynecologist Dr. Ralph Turner of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler answers questions about stress incontinence in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is stress incontinence? (first question)

Does stress incontinence disproportionately affect women? (skip to 0:51)

What are the risk factors for stress incontinence? (skip to 1:24)

What causes the loss of bladder control with stress incontinence? (skip to 1:55)

What is the link between menopause and bladder control? (skip to 2:54)

How is stress incontinence diagnosed? (skip to 3:12)

What are the medical treatments for stress incontinence? (skip to 4:05)

When is surgery an option for treating stress incontinence? (skip to 5:15)

What is accomplished via surgery when treating stress incontinence? (skip to 6:44)

What can a woman do herself to improve bladder control? (skip to 7:47)