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PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

Sherrie Palm shares her innermost secrets, experience and advice in her award winning book Pelvic Organ Proalpse the silent epidemic

Find out why so many medical professionals are passing this book onto their patients.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic

Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic by Sherrie Palm
An award winning fantastic book which gives women down to earh plain speaking advice, diagnosis and how to deal with Pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health issue that ALL WOMEN need to know about. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be confused and mistaken for other health conditions. Symptoms of POP are:

pelvic/back/vaginal/rectal pain
Urinary or fecal incontinence
pain with intercourse
chronic constipation
lack of sexual sensation
vaginal/rectal pressure

and many others.

Vaginal childbirth and menopause are the two leading causes of POP. Unfortunately, most women first hear about pelvic organ prolapse AFTER they are diagnosed with POP.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from a cystocele, rectocele, or type of POP and should talk with your physician about pelvic organ prolapse now.

Our goal is to increase awareness and recognition of POP symptoms, causes, and treatments. Pelvic organ prolapse impacts millions of women around the world physically, emotionally, socially, sexually, and financially. We need to increase POP awareness; we need to increase it now.

ENLARGED PROSTATE? TEST YOURSELF

prostatitis verses enlarged prostate!

  • Over 50% of men in their 60’s and as many as 90% in their 70s or older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland (BPH)
  • Out of the 203,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, around 30,000 will die of it (each year)
  • prostatitis affects around 35% of men in the 50’s and older

OK lets put this into plain English!

The prostate gland

30,000 men die every year as a result of prostate cancer. Don’t leave difficult symptoms of voiding go unchecked.

The prostate gland about the size of a walnut, which surrounds part of  the urethra. (the urethra – that long tube that takes urine from the bladder out of the body via the penis, girls you have a shorter one and that’s part of the reason women get bladder infections more than men.). The urethra is also responsible for transporting semen during ejaculation.

There are lots of changes in growth of the prostate gland during puberty. Many men around the age of 40 may notice a ‘regrowth’ of the prostate gland. Most will not notice the change in  growth until they start getting problems with voiding. This is the first tell-tale sign that it has grown more than it should have, is problems voiding (peeing). If you are around 40 years old and have noticed a change in voiding urine, please see your physician.

There are 3 typical prostate diseases (none of which should be ignored or delayed seeking medical attention. You may find you have one of the diseases or a combination of them).

  • Enlarged prostate (BPH)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis

Enlarged prostate (BPH)

BPH stands for benign prostatic hypoplasia  or enlarged prostate  to you and I.  This is when the prostate gland grows to an over large state. This is the most common of prostate complaints.  The word ‘benign’ will indicate that it is non cancerous, but that doesn’t mean it is to be ignored!

Around 50% of men  between the ages of 50 and 60 will develop symptoms of an enlarged prostate. (and less than half will seek immediate attention! Come on guys, this is serious! you can’t let this fester!!

Take the simple 8 question test to find out if you have an enlarged prostate.

Typical symptoms (but some men won’t have symptoms) will be frequent urination, nocturia (getting up 2 or 3 times in the night to pee) the bladder doesn’t empty completely, slow start to urinate or a weak urine force when you do start.

Remember the prostate surrounds part of the urethra so as the prostate gland gets bigger it strangles the urethra causing the urethra to malfunction.

Left untreated…..think about it….urine gets left in the bladder, leading to possible urine infections, build up of toxins and debris leading to stones in the bladder. All this leads to damage of vital organs. (all could be prevented or at least treated if the signs of problem voiding are addressed early!

prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation and /or infection of the prostate gland.

Did you know 50% of men under the age of 50 will be affected with prostatitis?
There are four major types of prostatitis:   And lets start with the one which affects the younger ager group of men.

Interestingly, one of my friends asked her partner and his mates if they had heard of prostatitis, NONE OF THEM HAD. They are all in their prime! a group of 20-year-old plus men who will one day be trying for a family. Lads here is something to bear in mind!

Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis is one of the ‘hidden’ culprits of  infertility. When a young man trying for a family thinks he is infertile, the doctor will examine him and test for prostatitis. It often goes undiagnosed as the patient does not complain of pain or discomfort but has an infection and the infection-fighting cells are found in the prostate and semen, making the situation difficult for the man to inseminate healthy sperm.

Acute bacterial prostatitis This one is a nasty pasty! The bad ass one of them! you know the type… you had the symptoms but ignored them thinking ‘its an age thing’ or ‘I’ll go see the doc when I have less important things to do’…

Wake up guys this type is not as common but is nevertheless  a potential killer!

Lucky of you this bad boy is the easiest to diagnose and can be treated effectively IF CAUGHT SOON ENOUGH!

So all you men out there, look out for the following symptoms and get to your doc without delay: Chills and fever (rigors)  pain in the lower back and genital area; urinary frequency and urgency, nocturia; burning or painful urination can even have a show of blood; body aches (flu like symptoms;)

When examined medical evidence will show a rise in white  blood cells and bacteria in the urine.

Men who have regular urinary tract infections may want to get their prostate checked out!

There is a treatment for it, but it needs to be treated immediately.

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is the most common but of course is complicated by the fact the medics are baffled  by it. Out of all the conditions it is the least understood form. They type of prostatitis affects any age; young, middle-aged, old it doesn’t care, if there is a prostate glad there it will attack!

What’s really annoying about this is that it comes and goes. Teases you. One minute you have inflammation and by the time you see the doctor it has disappeared! And to add to the mystery, there is no infection to be found when the prostate is not inflamed. My advise to you on this one, is don’t give up, tell your doctor your symptoms when it happens. Make a diary!

ENLARGED PROSTATE: TEST YOURSELF

Chronic bacterial prostatitis, This occurs when bacteria find a nice comfy spot to breed on the prostate gland. A result of this may be a urinary tract infections that comes and goes. One of the tell take signs is it is always the same bacteria. So gentlemen, get your doctor to send the samples off to the lab every time you have a urinary tract infection, don’t just settle for a course of antibiotics!

If it is causing prostatitis then you are in for a long-term treatment of antimicrobial.  But the bad news is antimicrobial do not always cure this condition.

 If you want to know more information contact www.candgmedicare.com

 

 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and why you need to educate yourself

Sherrie Palm author of the award winning book Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic

Sherrie Palm is a public speaker, women’s advocate for pelvic organ prolapse and founder of APOPS, (Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support) through the organisation (non-profit) the team of experts Sherrie has appointed help raise the awareness and offer invaluable advice to women who suffer POP.

The European arm of APOPS bridges the gap between patient and doctor or physiotherapist. When a woman is so desperate, and embarrassed that she either feels part of her insides falling down or even worse in some cases the insides fall out through the vagina, these women feel they have nowhere to turn. APOPS provides them with guidance, information and a contact who specialises in this area within the patients postcode area.

For more information about APOPS and pelvic organ prolapse visit www. pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org 

or www.incostress.com

About Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic

An award winning fantastic book which gives women down to earh plain speaking advice, diagnosis and how to deal with Pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health issue that ALL WOMEN need to know about. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be confused and mistaken for other health conditions. Symptoms of POP are:

pelvic/back/vaginal/rectal pain
Urinary or fecal incontinence
pain with intercourse
chronic constipation
lack of sexual sensation
vaginal/rectal pressure

and many others.

Vaginal childbirth and menopause are the two leading causes of POP. Unfortunately, most women first hear about pelvic organ prolapse AFTER they are diagnosed with POP.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from a cystocele, rectocele, or type of POP and should talk with your physician about pelvic organ prolapse now.

Our goal is to increase awareness and recognition of POP symptoms, causes, and treatments. Pelvic organ prolapse impacts millions of women around the world physically, emotionally, socially, sexually, and financially. We need to increase POP awareness; we need to increase it now.

Book Details

Hardcover Book, 148 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606939653
ISBN-13: 9781606939659
Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.50 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.86 lbs

Scotts & Co have been great supporters of Sherries book, helping raise the awareness of this treatable condition.

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Are you on the change? Take the Menopause Test

Are you on the change? Take the menopause quiz to find out.

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The average age of the menopause is
a. 45
b. 51
c. 55
d. 60
A typical characteristic symptom of the menopause is:
a. Lows and highs of moods within a short period of time
b. Loss of sexual appetite
c. Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
d. Hot sweats especially during the night.
e. It varies from woman to woman

Menopause is medically considered as:
a. Irregular periods and brown period spotting after age 40
b. Hair falling out in excess
c. No menstrual period for 12 consecutive months
d. Intermittent hot and cold flushes

 

Menopause increases health risks like:
a. Heart Disease
b. Diabetes
c. Osteoporosis
d. A and C
If you think you are going through the menopause you should consider:
a. Speaking to your doctor first as your medical history may prevent you from trying over the counter products
bHormone therapy
b. Increase her carbohydrate intake
c. Counselling
d. Herbal remedies

The most accurate test to determine if a woman is entering into the menopausal stage is:
a. Over the counter menopause home testing kits
b. Full blood count (FBCs)
c. Urinalysis
e. None of the above

Which of the following are proven alternative therapies to treat menopause symptoms:
a. Black cohosh
b. Evening primrose oil
c. Herbal teas
d. None of the above

Some doctors may prescribe which treatment?
a. Hormone replacement therapies (HRT)
b. Contraceptive pill
c. Anti-depressants
d. A or B

 

Premature menopause is considered in a woman younger than _ years
a. 40
b. 45
c. 50
d. 30

Which of these can induce the menopause?
a. Multiple childbirths (triplets etc)
b. Surgical removal of the ovaries
c. Chemotherapy and radiation
d. Answers B&C

Symptoms of menopause are:
a. Night Sweats
b. Insomnia
c. Anxiety
d. Cystitis
e. Stress incontinence
f. All of the above

If you have had chemotherapy your doctor is less likely to prescribe you with hormone therapy treatment.
a. True
b. False

You can still get pregnant if you are post-menopausal.
a. True
b. False

As a result of menopause, which can occur?
a. Decreased oestrogen levels
b. Vaginal atrophy (thinning and drying of the vagina wall lining)
c. Osteoporosis
d. All of the above

Menopause happens to men as result of low testosterone.
a. True
b. False

You are less likely to be depressed once you have reached the menopause.
a. True
b. False

If you think you are going through the menopause please see your doctor. If you are experiencing stress incontinence symptoms due to the menopause Incostress is an approved medical device which can help control the involutary loss of urine and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. www.incostress.com for more details.

If you are a medical professional in the UK please contact us for more details about Incostress and the clinical data.

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