The Doctors: Incontinence In Women
Fifteen million American women are affected by incontinence, but many are afraid or embarrassed to discuss the issue with their doctor. One Doctors viewer, Wendy, is a mom of three. She wondered why she often experienced incontinence while exercising. High impact activity such as jumping rope often results in the leaking of urine, forcing her to stop.
Dr. Lisa Masterson emphasized that visiting your doctor is essential when it comes to treating incontinence. There are many different types, but Wendy’s specific type is known as stress incontinence. Exercise, coughing and laughing can affect stress incontinence, which in turn affects your quality of life. Incontinence itself occurs when tissue around the urethra becomes weak.
The Drs: New Incontinence Treatments
There are treatments available, including a new heat treatment that stimulates collagen and tissue at the base of the bladder. It is now approved by the FDA. Plus, Kegel exercises also help. For more information, ask your doctor about new, non-invasive treatments for incontinence.
The Doctors: iTero Scanner Replaces Cement Impressions
If you hate visiting the dentist, this next medical advancement could change things dramatically. The Doctors offered information on a new method that your dentist could use in place of gag-inducing cement impressions. The brand new iTero Scanner takes an accurate, digital image of your teeth. Later, your dentist will use this image to create Invisalign trays. The iTero scanner is just another new treatment that could improve your health and make your life that much easier. Learn more about how this treatment works in the video below.