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Urinary Incontinence: What Should You Do If You Think You Have It?

woman with urine urgency in the bathroom

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed? Medical conditions should never be self-diagnosed. If you think you have urinary incontinence, please review the symptoms and then consult a medical professional. Your medical provider will ask you about your medical Read More…

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Urinary Incontinence: What are the Leading Factors That Cause It?

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What causes urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is usually caused by hormone deficiencies or problems with the muscles and nerves that assist the bladder. Health events specific to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can potentially Read More…

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Urinary Incontinence: Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is

Doctor and Patient. On screen, colorized x-ray of the urinary system (without pathology).

Let’s Talk About What Urinary Incontinence Is Urinary incontinence, also called overactive bladder, is defined as the depletion of bladder control. Incontinence is not a disease, it’s a symptom of many different types of conditions that affect the Read More…

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What are the bladder basics?

The fundamentals of bladder health; holding and emptying urine.  Let’s talk about the fundamentals of bladder health, what it looks like to have a healthy bladder and the common bladder problems that millions of American women face.   Bladder Read

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Urinary Incontinence– You Don’t Have to Deal With It

Have you ever laughed so hard that you noticed a small amount of urine leakage?  Maybe you sneezed or coughed and had the same issue?  This is something we hear a lot of women complain about.  Most women think it’s

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Symptoms, Treatments

Cost of MonaLisa Touch Treatments & Quality of Life

Today I’d like to do something most doctors will not do, and that’s to talk about the cost of MonaLisa Touch treatments.  We’ve been offering MonaLisa Touch treatments to our patients and are having great success; however, some patients are

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Measuring your Urine Output to Help Diagnose Bladder Issues

A record of your symptoms can be one of the most useful tools in diagnosing and treating bladder issues.  When it comes to bladder issues, it can be challenging to say whether or not you are voiding “normal” or “abnormal”

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Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

What is Bladder Training?

Bladder Training is a technique that teaches your bladder to void on a schedule instead of relying on signals from your body.  Women who suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, Overactive Bladder, or other bladder issues may find this technique somewhat helpful. 

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Dr. Davis Talks About Interstitial Cystitis in a Video

Two years ago I released a twenty minute video about Interstitial Cystitis.   I put it on YouTube and over 650 people have viewed it!  In this video I talk about bladder anatomy, I draw out the same diagram we used

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, overactive bladder, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

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