Portneuf Health Partners

March 28th, 2014

It is estimated that over 35 million Americans suffer from some form of bladder problem. The severity ranges from an occasional leaking of urine when you sneeze, cough or laugh to a sudden and strong urge that does not provide adequate time to get to a restroom. Sufferers are often embarrassed and may feel as if they are held hostage by their own bladders. Subsequently, thousands of people cope with this disorder by restricting or altering their daily routine or activities.

Urinary incontinence can happen to anyone at any age. In men, this problem is frequently due to prostate cancer surgery, and for women, this problem often manifests during pregnancy, after birth or following a hysterectomy. While urinary incontinence may be caused by a wide range of conditions, the good news is that once the underlying condition has been identified and diagnosed, there are many treatment options available. In fact, all types of urinary incontinence can be treated at any age. Treatment depend on the type of incontinence, the severity, underlying causes, as well as each patient’s age and general health. The goal of any treatment plan is aimed at improving a patient’s quality of life.

The worst pain of your life is a fair assessment of how many people would describe passing a kidney stone. In fact, some say it is more painful than giving birth. Kidney stones often come on abruptly without warning and bring with them excruciating pain. About 10 to 15 percent of Americans can expect to pass at least one kidney stone in their lifetime. If you have already had one or more kidney stones, you have an increased risk of recurrence, identifying risk factors and thus preventing another one should be a priority.

Erectile dysfunction might signify other underlying medical issues and men who experience difficulties are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Recent research has demonstrated that ED, in many instances, is a vascular disease similar to heart disease. Seeking medical treatment might just save your life. It is estimated that between 15 and 30 million men suffer from ED in the US. The good news is that it is nearly 100 percent treatable.

Our approach to treatment therapies start with the most conservative and least invasive technique including behavioral modifications and physical therapy. If conservative therapies do not provide relief, we may consider more complex treatments.

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