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Topic: Pelvic floor disorders

  1. Fact Sheet: Biofeedback, Incontinence, and the Patient’s Perspective


    By: Nancy J. Norton, President, IFFGD

    From a presentation at a symposium on Treatment of Bowel, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor Disorders. Bowel or bladder incontinence is a 24 hour, seven day a week challenge. One never escapes it, for many it is even in our dreams. A personal account from the Founder of IFFGD.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Mechanisms of Fecal Incontinence


    By: Adil E. Bharucha, MD

    In this article, I will try to provide a flavor for our research activities and highlight what we understand about the mechanisms of fecal incontinence and constipation. Fecal incontinence is a relatively common symptom. In listening to patients, I realized that fecal incontinence could have a devastating impact on lifestyle, that our understanding of factors responsible for incontinence was limited, and that available therapies were of variable efficacy. Therefore, our studies are directed toward answering several important questions pertaining to "idiopathic" fecal incontinence, that is fecal incontinence not resulting from another underlying disease such as multiple sclerosis.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Incontinencia Fecal y la Edad


    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Jeanette Tries, PhD, OTR

    Con la edad ocurren muchos cambios y la pérdida de la continencia fecal se vuelve más probable. Las enfermedades orgánicas, los cambios del hábito intestinal y otros factores, afectan la habilidad de mantener el control. La pérdida de la continencia fecal es muy común. Le ocurre a mucha gente. Existen muchas formas de encontrar ayuda para este problema. Este folleto le ayudará a comprender que es lo que ocurre y qué puede hacer para mejorarlo.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Cambios en el Control de los Esfínteres por el Parto


    By: William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD; Jeanette Tries, PhD, OTR

    Muchas mujeres desarrollan problemas en el control de los esfínteres durante o después del embarazo. Los cambios pueden ocurrir en los músculos y nervios que ayudan a controlar la salida de gases, orina o heces fecales. Los problemas con el control de esfínteres pueden aparecer inmediatamente o varios años después del parto. Existen varias formas para mejorar el control de esfínteres. Saber como hablar con su médico para que entienda su problema, puede ayudarle a encontrar soluciones.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Chronic Pelvic Pain Disorders


    By: Michael Pezzone, MD, PhD

    Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner – Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is the key element comprising several disorders that are all characterized by intermittent or continuous pain of at least 6 months duration localized to the pelvic area, the lower part of the abdominal cavity. Bowel, lower urinary tract, sexual, and/or gynecologic function are often affected. Chronic pelvic pain disorders affect 15% of both men and women, and include disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); interstitial cystitis (IC); chronic inflammation of the prostate gland; rectal pain that lasts for hours or even days; and vulvodynia. A discussion of "cross-sensitization," whereby acute or chronic irritation of one pelvic organ can lead to abnormal activity, sensitivity, or even inflammation in another, non-irritated organ or structure.


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  6. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 17.03 - Fall 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 17.03 - Fall 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • GERD Awareness Week
    • How Man’s Commonest Infection kept its Secret
    • Radiation Induced Injury to the Colon and Rectum
    • Bowel Problems in Adults after Surgical Treatment for Childhood Hirschsprung’s Disease
    • Books of Interest
    • Industry Council News
    • Digestive Health Research: Diverticular Disease and Nuts, Corn, and Popcorn
    • Participate in Online Studies about IBS

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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