Urinary incontinence is a common problem, affecting the lives of more than 10% of women. Many sufferers never seek help; many who do are treated inappropriately or inadequately due to a lack of knowledge or understanding. This is a clear, practical, and basic guide to the problem of urinary incontinence in women, aimed at doctors, nurses, and other involved professionals. It describes the wide range of investigations now available to provide an accurate diagnosis, and explains how the correct treatment may be planned on the basis of this diagnosis. It discusses management options ranging from simple pelvic floor exercises and bladder drill to surgery and drug therapy, and covers specific problems such as incontinence in the elderly and in pregnant women. Not everybody with urinary problems can be cured, but the vast majority can be helped to lead a normal life. This book will be of value to all members of the health care team who are concerned with this important area of women's well-being including physicians, nurses, residents, continence advisers, and family practitioners.
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