Dr. Alinsod discusses the available treatments for overflow incontinence.
For example, I tell my patients to buy a little cheap old Timex watch or Casio watch that beeps every three to four hours so that whenever it beeps, the patient knows to empty her bladder because they are not getting the signals in their brain to empty their bladder. So we provide an external stimuli such as a ring or a buzz that says, “Okay, it’s been three to four hours, I’d better empty my bladder.”
And so those are some of the treatments we use to help with the bladder that doesn’t seem to sense that it needs to go.
About Dr. Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E.:
Dr. Red Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E., graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, in 1986 and completed his OB/GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. His focus in those early years was pelvic surgery. He was the first Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer and Tumor Institute and was also selected as a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center.
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