June 03, 2013
If you have been living with incontinence, you may have modified your daily activities around bowel movements. Some people become homebound, fearing an accident in public.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with incontinence. Over the last few years, more treatment options have become available which can provide additional ways of improving lifestyle.
What is the cause of incontinence?
Both men and women can be affected by incontinence. There are several causes of incontinence. The most common causes include damage to the anal muscles or nerves during childbirth.
After a thorough history and physical examination, you and your physician will formulate a treatment plan that is right for you. One or more treatment options may be recommended to address your particular s...
March 29, 2013
March is Colorectal Awareness Month and I would like to invite anyone over the age of 50 who has not had their first screening colonoscopy to come in and get screened.
If Colorectal Awareness Month isn’t motivation enough to get you through our door, let me convince you by sharing a few facts and by debunking some of the myths surrounding colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, and the preparation:
- Fact: In 2013, American Cancer Society reports that colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer-related cause of death in the United States.
- Fact: Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year. 55,000 will
die from colorectal cancer.
- Myth: Colorectal Cancer is more common in men.
(Fact: Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in as many women as men.)
- Myth: No signs or symptoms mean I do not need to be screened.