A Woman's Guide to Pelvic Health: Expert Advice for Women of All Ages

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JHU Press, Oct 12, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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In A Woman's Guide to Pelvic Health a urologist and a physical therapist offer expert and reassuring advice to women. For example, one of every four women suffers from urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine. Elizabeth E. Houser and Stephanie Riley Hahn want these women to know that they do not have to cope in silence with this embarrassing problem, limit their lifestyle, or spend thousands of dollars on adult diapers.

Symptoms involving the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and decreased sexual sensation, can occur at any age. A wide range of treatments, such as targeted exercises, nutrition, and acupuncture, as well as medications and surgical approaches, can bring relief. Case studies and illustrations help readers explore the cause of their own symptoms and how treatments work. A Woman's Guide to Pelvic Health encourages women to address their pelvic floor issues and reclaim their lives.

-- Jill Grimes, M.D., author of Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Anatomy and Pelvic Floor Health
1
CHAPTER 2 Stress Urinary Incontinence
13
CHAPTER 3 Overactive Bladder and Urge Urinary Incontinence
31
CHAPTER 4 Mixed Urinary Incontinence
54
CHAPTER 5 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
63
CHAPTER 6 Decreased Sexual Sensation
77
CHAPTER 7 AtHome Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Program
89
CHAPTER 8 Additional Conservative Treatments
126
CHAPTER 9 Surgical Solutions
145
Additional Resources
175
References
179
Index
197
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Elizabeth E. Houser, M.D., is a urologist in Austin, Texas. Stephanie Riley Hahn, P.T., is a physical therapist in Austin, Texas.

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