Rehabilitation

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In the therapy of prostate cancer, one of the possible side effects is incontinence: the inability to control urination often leads to feelings of embarrassment and shame that affect patients' quality of life. For some diseases we have the impression that the consequences of the therapy are almost worse than the disease itself and that the path of rehabilitation is long, difficult and involves little progress and benefits in terms of quality of life. One of the possible side effects of intervention strategies in prostate cancer is 'incontinence'; it is, in most cases, a transient problem that disappears completely, also thanks to rehabilitation. 

Unfortunately, when a patient is experiencing this type of problem, they have to deal with the frequent disruptions arising and affecting his everyday life; that is why sufferers tend to avoid situations that may embarrass and limit social relationships, not to mention that there may be difficulties in the employment sphere and also in the sexual life. There are different types of incontinence: quite common  the loss of urine is associated with stress conditions such as a cough or a sneeze. Even efforts caused by lifting an object from the ground and a change of posture, such as going from sitting to standing, may be decisive. 

The doctor is of paramount importance and can help to identify the best solutions for the treatment of incontinence, because therapies for urinary incontinence exist. It is a problem attenuated or often completely solved thanks to a specific rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation aims to improve the mechanisms that compensate for the loss of assets by those muscles that close the canal that carries urine from the bladder to the outside; these are the pelvic muscles. Your doctor may refer you to appropriate specialist that can suggest rehabilitation treatment, by directing the patient to a specialized center where you will train these muscles and strengthen them with correct exercises of physiotherapy. 

Therefore it is important to start as soon as possible and, at least in the beginning, to adequately follow instructions. Much of this work will depend on the patient: the greater his diligence, the greater also the improvements.

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