Bladder control issues affect between 15 and 20 million people in the United States. Women are twice as likely to have issues with bladder control as men, and the risk of developing this condition increases with age.
One of the most common problems facing women is pelvic floor dysfunction, which affects approximately 50 percent of all women. Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, vaginal pain or discomfort, and abdominal discomfort. The good news is that 80 to 90 percent of these cases can be successfully treated with medication or surgery.
What is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology involves treating a woman’s bladder and pelvic floor problems. Our urogynecological specialists can treat:
- Urinary incontinence – leaking or loss of bladder control
- Overactive bladder – the urge to urinate frequently
- Prolapse – weak pelvic support that causes internal organs to drop down
- Difficulty with urination or bowel movements
- Pelvic pain or discomfort
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
We offer both non-surgical and surgical treatment. Non-surgical treatment might include medication, pelvic exercises, or dietary and lifestyle modifications. If symptoms continue to interfere with daily activities, surgery may be necessary. Many times corrective surgeries for pelvic and bladder conditions are outpatient procedures with small incisions, minimal pain, and short recovery times.
Specialties:Surgery /Menopause /Gynecology /Hormone Replacement Therapy /Urogynecology /
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dr. Turner, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has more than 30 years of experience as a gynecologist. He is an expert in treating pelvic, bowel, and bladder control problems as well as advanced gynecological and laparascopic surgery. Dr. Turner has undergone special training and is nationally certified to treat health problems associated with menopause.
Some foods and beverages are thought to contribute to urine leakage. Try eliminating one or all of the items listed below to see if it improves urine control.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Carbonated beverages (with or without caffeine)
- Milk or milk products
- Coffee or tea (even decaffeinated)
- Medicines with caffeine
- Citrus juice and fruits
- Tomatoes/tomato-based products
- Highly spiced foods
- Sugar and artificial sweetener
- Corn syrup
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