Problems of Elderly Women

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Elderly Menopausal ladies suffer from involuntary passage of urine while coughing or doing strenuous exercise. This problem is known as Stress Incontinence .They are aware of this problem but are not willing to discuss this issue with family members or their health care provider. Different studies have shown an approximately 30-35% incidence of this problem in the menopausal ladies.

Stress incontinence is involuntary leakage of urine and is more common in elderly especially the females. It is an embarrassing problem and roughly .35%of the women suffer from urinary incontinence. Dr. Victor Nitti, Urologist, NYU Medical Centre, says that less than half of patients with incontinence talk with their doctor about it. If in a place like USA women are embarrassed to discuss about it then imagine the plight of Indian woman suffering from this problem.

The problems become so embarrassing at times that women become social recluses. They shun going to public to public places and are scared of coughing or laughing or sneezing.

Dr. Rekha Khandelwal gynecologist who runs Vardaan Senior Citizen and Rehabilitation Center says that there is a solution to every problem and good bladder rehabilitation combine with a couple of drugs and in few cases surgical intervention takes care of the problem and once again the ladies can become confident.

For details you can contact us on Rekha@vardaan.net , 011-46018201, 011-26689911

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