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Author Kavaler, Elizabeth.

Title A seat on the aisle, please! : the essential guide to urinary tract problems in women / Elizabeth Kavaler
Published New York : Copernicus Books/Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 413 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Basics -- The Nuts and Bolts of the Female Pelvis -- What Can Go Wrong? -- Picking a Doctor -- Urinary Leakage and Incontingence -- Stress Urinary Incontinence -- Urinary Urge Incontinence -- The Golden Years -- Dropped Organs: Pelvic-Floor Prolapse -- Pelvic-Floor Prolapse -- The Painful Bladder -- Urinary Tract Infections -- Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Pain Syndromes -- Related Issues -- Menopause, Hormones, and the Development of Female Pelvic Problems -- Anesthesia for Surgery and a Crash Course in Pain Medications -- A Visit to the Urologist's Office -- Safety in Numbers
Summary In the course of a lifetime, more than half of all women will experience some form of debilitating pelvic disease or discomfort, including chronic urinary tract infections, various kinds of incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, and interstitial cystitis. Surprisingly, until recently there has been only scant attention paid to this very common group of disorders, considering the vast population of sufferers. What's more, doctors have long tended to dismiss many symptoms of urinary tract disorders as an inevitable consequence of the aging process or, worse still, as indicators of underlying psychological disease. In this concise, clearly written, and sympathetic new book, Elizabeth Kavaler suggests that a new approach to UT disorders is long overdue. One of the surprisingly small number of female urologists practicing in the U.S., Dr. Kavaler explains what these diseases are and what patients can do to get themselves diagnosed and treated properly. But more than that, she extends an expert, sympathetic, and skilled hand to those who've been distressed, isolated, and embarrassed for too long
Notes Includes index
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Subject Urinary organs -- Diseases -- Popular works.
Urinary tract infections -- Popular works.
Urinary incontinence -- Popular works.
Women -- Diseases -- Popular works.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.
Urologic Diseases.
Women's Health.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005932045
ISBN 0387367454
0387955097 (hc)
9780387955094 (hc)
Other Titles Essential guide to urinary tract problems in women