In the preceding entries I have focused on the erectile dysfunction that typically follows the surgical treatment of prostate cancer . All treatments for prostate cancer are accompanied by their own spectrum of side effects. The major side effects include incontinence and ED. My goal with any prostate cancer patient is to first cure the cancer. Whether my patient opts for radiation therapy, cryosurgery or robotic surgery, all interventions will, in some way, alter their lifestyle. Surgical technology has given us the ability to better preserve the nerves responsible for erectile function, but it is likely that their erections will not be as strong as before the operation. However, injury to adjacent organs (bladder and rectum) can also occur with various types of radiation therapy, side effects not seen with surgery. When I discuss the various treatment options for prostate cancer with a given patient, all side effects are discussed, and an individual assessment is made based ...
Pass urine less frequently and reduce the sudden urge to pass
urine by retraining your bladder.
Follow these steps:
Keep a record for a week of how often you pass urine.
If you pass urine every hour and a half, keep to this
schedule, even if you dont have to go.
When you find youre not leaking on this schedule, add
another 15 minutes between visits.
Continue to increase the time between bathroom visits by 15
minute intervals until you are passing urine every three to four
hours without leaking.
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The large red or blue book commonly seen on physician’s desks, is the Physician’s Desk reference (PDR), It may not be as readily visible as many of use electronic versions, however this reference gives very extensive information for just about every drug imaginable. Some of the more important information that can be found is the side effects of various medications. Although benefits usually outweigh the risks of most medications, unfortunately, side effects are a reality.
One such undesirable side effect of some medications may include urinary incontinence . The good news is, these side effects are not permanent and typically dissipate once you are no longer taking the medication. Below are some of the types of medication most commonly associated with an incontinence side effect.
Anti-depressants are medications that may come with undesired anti-cholinergic side effects. This side effect can cause an inhibitory effect on the bladder’s ability to contract...
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