Urinary incontinence affect millions of people and is often thought to be a normal part of aging or an effect of childbirth or menopause. Urinary incontinence is usually treatable through options ranging from medication to physical therapy. In this episode of Patient Power, Dr. Toby Chai joins Andrew to discuss approaches to treatment. Dr. Chai is professor of surgery in the division of urology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Nina also joins Andrew and Dr. Chai to talk about how urinary problems affected her.
Nina begins by sharing what it was like to live with her incontinence for many years because she was too embarrassed to speak with her doctor. She talks about how the condition affected her quality of life and what it finally took to open up to her physician. You’ll hear Nina talk about her journey through treatment and how she’s doing today.
Dr. Chai provides information about the various treatment approaches for urinary incontinency. He goes into detail about the surgical treatments that are available for severe urinary incontinence. Dr. Chai also speaks about drug treatments, physical therapy and exercises you can do to prevent incontinence. He answers a variety of listener questions; discussing menopause, effects of prostate cancer surgery and how to talk to your doctor about your condition. If you have light or severe urinary incontinence, this program can be a great tool for improving your urinary health.
Toby Chai, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical CenterDr. Chai serves as Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His special interests include urodynamics, incontinence, female urology, bladder reconstruction and bladder cancer. He received his medical degree from Indiana University and completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. more >