“Women’s Health” is a term that encompasses a broad range of health issues that only affect our female patients. The experts at SUS view the urologic issues of women within the broader scope of overall women’s health. We will even guide you through the process of learning about and adopting lifestyle changes that can resolve your urologic condition while improving your overall health. This approach often leads to more accurate diagnoses and more appropriate and less invasive treatments.
Like other urologists, the experts at SUS see women for various conditions such as pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, incontinence, bladder cancer, and kidney stones. And our holistic “women’s health” approach takes into account the differences between women and men.
For example, pelvic pain is a serious condition with a complex relationship to women’s overall health. While there are many possible causes of pelvic pain, the urinary tract is sometimes the source of discomfort.
Painful bladder syndrome is a chronic condition that causes pelvic or bladder pain and bothersome urinary symptoms such as urgency, and that may be resolved with lifestyle modification. Changing some of the foods and beverages you eat may reduce your pelvic pain and simultaneously improve your overall health. In some cases, stress reduction and improved psychological wellbeing can help treat painful bladder syndrome.
Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing problem for women of all ages and has multiple causes. Some women who lose substantial weight will stop leaking all together. In some cases estrogen therapy, both oral and vaginal, can treat urinary incontinence while also improving sexual function and other symptoms of menopause. Pelvic exercises and physical therapy can improve some types of urinary incontinence while also improving sexual function and other conditions such as arthritis and lower back pain.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) lead to painful symptoms, missed work and an overall negative impact on health and wellbeing. While antibiotics are the most common solution, “non-medicine” methods that include changing some of the foods you eat and improving your bowel hygiene may be equally or even more effective.
As you can see, the experts at SUS rely on a holistic women’s health approach to provide all our female patients with the best possible treatment for their condition while improving their overall health and quality of life.