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Answers for Women of All Ages
This book is excellent. The Incontinence Solution is an accessible, up-to-date guide that can help a wide range of women, from those who have mere problems during exercise to women who live in fear of being outside the toilet zone Judith Reichman, MD Medical Contributor, NBC Today Show.
Finally, real answers and hope for women who suffer from incontinence, without the hype of false promises and confusing medical jargon Nancy L. Snyderman, MD Medical Correspondent, ABC News
Today over 25 million Americans, the majority of whom are female, suffer from an ailment secretly stowed away in the closet. Many will not tell their best friends or their doctors. Over 50% of women between the ages of 42-50 suffer from some degree of this problem. The name of this medical condition that no one wants to talk about? Incontinence. Someone needs to tell these women there are now effective surgical and non-surgical treatments that can cure them. And, young women need to know how they can avoid some of the childbirth factors that are associated with future problems with incontinence.
After years together in private practice and after hearing countless confessions from their patients, William H. Parker, M.D., a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA School of Medicine and attending physician at the Pacific Continence Center in Santa Monica, California and co-author Amy E. Rosenman, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA and co-founder of the Pacific Continence Center, decided to write a book entitled, The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages. Drs. Parker and Rosenman discuss specific topics on incontinence including the effects of child birthing practices and their influence on the risk of developing incontinence, the diagnostic tests for effectively treating incontinence, and non-surgical and surgical options that can help control bladder problems. The book also contains sections on how this condition may restrict a persons lifestyle, affect their sexual relationship with their partner, and lead to other physical and emotional problems.
We wrote this book to help educate women about how to go about getting properly evaluated and treated for incontinence. Incontinence affects women of all ages, but there is no reason why women should limit their normal everyday lives because of a treatable medical problem, explained Dr. Parker. Dr. Rosenman says women should no longer keep this condition a secret.
Symptoms can persist and get progressively worse if not treated and we hope we can open the doors to help incontinence sufferers get their lives back on track.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
WILLIAM H. PARKER, MD
Dr. Parker is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA School of Medicine. He is the former Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and is in private practice in Santa Monica.
Dr. Parker is a member of the American Urogynecology Society and is the author of numerous publications in professional journals on his research findings in the areas of gynecological surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His scientific papers have been published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Journal of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Journal of the American Association of
Gynecologic Laparoscopists, The Journal of Gynecologic Techniques, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and Contemporary Ob/Gyn. Dr. Parker has also authored several chapters for textbooks standard to the field of gynecologic surgery.
Dr. Parker is past President of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, an international society of over 5,000 gynecologists from 53 countries. He is an Editor of the Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and also a reviewer for clinical articles for Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Gynecologic Techniques. Dr. Parker has served as a medical consultant for Rand and Value Health Sciences.
Dr. Parker is the author of the acclaimed womens health book, A GYNECOLOGISTS SECOND OPINION: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS YOU NEED OT TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH.
Dr. Parker has been selected for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors .
AMY E. ROSENMAN, MD
Dr. Amy Rosenman is the co-director of the UCLA Urogynecology Fellowship Program, one of only a few such programs in California. She is one the founders of the Pacific Continence Center in Santa Monica, and she is a published author in the field of urogynecology and contributed the If You Have Problems with Your Bladder chapter for A Gynecologists Second Opinion. Dr. Rosenman is Assistant Clinical Professor of Gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine and the former Vice-President of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Johns Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Rosenman is the Medical Director of Womens Services at the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center in Santa Monica. She is in private practice in Santa Monica, California.
Dr. Rosenman is a member of the American Urogynecology Society and is President of the AUGS Foundation. She is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Journal of Gynecologic Techniques. Dr. Rosenman has been selected for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors.
Rachel is a middle school English teacher with a love for both teaching and writing. She has also been a community health educator and outpatient mental health program coordinator at Bellvue Hospital in New York. Rachel brings the patient's perspective and point of view to this book, insuring that the medicine is comprehensible to the lay person and that the anxieties often raised by medical problems are clearly addressed.
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