April’s topics include incontinence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Arthitis.

Men and women may experience incontinence – the lack of bladder or bowel control – and the worries and embarrassment that come with it. Dr. Barry Jarnagin of the Cool Springs Incontinence Institute discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments of incontinence.

As baby boomers continue to age, there is an increased need for Alzheimer’s education and research. Andrew Sandler from Abe’s Garden – an Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence – talks about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

More than 1.2 million Tennesseans suffer from arthritis. Arthritis, osteoarthritis and other forms of joint pain can reduce mobility and limit participation in daily activities. Dr. William Kurtz from Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance discusses joint pain and when it is appropriate to consider joint replacement surgery.

Did you know certain sounds or thoughts can trigger urine leakage for sufferers of urge incontinence?

A sudden and uncontrollable need to urinate can be brought on by the sound of running water, drinking a small amount of liquid or even being confronted with a locked door.  About 30 percent of people with incontinence have urge incontinence, or an overactive bladder. If you’re experiencing these or other symptoms of incontinence, be sure to talk about your symptoms to your doctor.

Men and women may experience incontinence – the lack of bladder or bowel control – and the worries and embarrassment that come with it. Dr. Barry Jarnagin of the Cool Springs Incontinence Institute discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments of incontinence.

Did you know on average, women wait six-and-a-half years before talking to their doctor about their bladder control issues?

While that’s a long time to live with symptoms of incontinence, women used to wait an average of 10 years before bringing up the problem to their doctor. The risk of incontinence increases as you age; but can begin as young as 20 and old as 98 years old. If you are experiencing systems of incontinence, don’t be embarrassed and don’t put off talking to your doctor.