20th Nov, 2020
We wrote recently about Dr. Sasse's new monthly writing contribution to a website called Sixty and Me about incontinence. In his second article for the website, he took aim at an important topic - why most doctors don't know about the best treatment for incontinence. From the Article "If you have tried to discuss any form of incontinence with your doctors and received mostly blank…
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13th Nov, 2020
When people struggle with incontinence, they tend to start looking for ways to manage the symptoms. That often means looking online for answers to their questions about diagnosis and resolution. Here's how you know you might be a candidate for sacral nerve modulation - the most effective, modern therapy to restore bladder control and bowel control. Diagnosing Incontinence Diagnosing incontinence is often done by the…
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2nd Oct, 2020
Surgery for bladder leakage or bowel leakage has dramatically changed from what was done twenty years ago. Like many fields in medicine and surgery, techniques and principles evolve, and technology improves with time. Today, the best results in completely or nearly completely resolving incontinence of both the bladder and bowels comes from technology that is so non-invasive, it doesn’t really require "surgery" at all. But more…
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25th Sep, 2020
Incontinence is really diagnosed by you. While doctors and labs can offer some additional testing and help characterize certain features of the problem, none of them really understands the impact incontinence truly has on a person’s day-to-day existence. Since you are the one living with it, only you can truly say how troublesome it is and whether treatment is required. Degrees of Incontinence: Mild Some…
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7th Aug, 2020
While Dr. Sasse can comprehensively explain the medical reasons behind sacral nerve modulation as the most effective resolution for bladder or bowel leakage, the proof is really in how the procedure impacts his patients. Here’s what his patient Julie shares about the difference sacral nerve modulation made in her life. A Knowledgeable Referral For many people, incontinence is embarrassing enough that they don’t seek outside…
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24th Jul, 2020
For many people, bowel incontinence is a vexing problem for years before they finally seek solutions with a doctor. And even then, they don't always get a good answer. Often, general medical providers don't know that there are excellent solutions, and there may even be some embarrassment discussing the subject for both patients and physicians alike. The truth is that a multi-modality approach to treating…
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26th Jun, 2020
The short answer is yes, but let us explore how. Bladder leakage, also called urinary incontinence, is one of the most frustrating, embarrassing, and surprisingly common conditions, affecting tens of millions of people in the U.S. alone. It stems from a loss of nerve signal and of pelvic floor muscle function. But the good news is that urinary incontinence can be reversed. Issues Causing Incontinence…
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12th Jun, 2020
Based on scientific evidence, both AARP and The American Geriatrics Society have warned against the routine use of common bladder-control medications called anticholinergics. Millions of Americans are commonly prescribed anticholinergic drugs to treat bladder and bowel leakage, and overactive bladder (OAB). Some of the common drugs are known by names Detrol, Ditropan, Enablix and Vesicare. A large British study has found evidence that anticholinergic medications…
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29th May, 2020
Bowel leakage or fecal incontinence is a surprisingly common problem. But as common as it is, the fact that it's also a solvable issue 90% of the time isn't as well known. Bowel leakage affects tens of millions of Americans, and it varies a great deal in its severity. Treatments for fecal incontinence likewise vary to match the severity of a person's experience. If you're…
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15th May, 2020
Contrary to conventional wisdom, bladder leakage is not “normal” at any age. It affects tens of millions of men and women, and it ranges from a minor nuisance to a major problem that significantly diminishes health and quality of life. Fortunately, treatments have improved greatly in recent years, to the point that the problem is solvable for at least 90% of people. Today, we’re reviewing…
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