Category Archives: Incontinence/OAB

White Blood Cells in Urine

Your physician ordered a urinalysis to be done. You collected your urine specimen and sent it to the laboratory. The results showed that you have white blood cells (WBCs) in the urinalysis report and you wondered what that could be. A little knowledge on this diagnostic procedure won’t hurt a bit. Knowledge is power. Continue reading

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Preoperative Health Teachings to Facilitate Faster Recovery

The Perioperative experience encompass the three major phases of surgery—the preoperative, the intraoperative, and the postoperative phase. The Preoperative Phase extends from the time the client is admitted in the surgical unit to the time he is prepared physically, psychologically, spiritually and legally for the surgical procedure until he is transported into the operating room. Continue reading

BPH. Facts About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is known as one of the most common medical condition in aging men. More than 50% of the male population by the age of 60 is diagnosed with BPH and by the age of 80 years old, the percentage of prevalence is as high as 90%. The development of this condition can start as early as by the age of 40 years old. The disturbing symptoms that BPH bring about cause many problems to patients, which include urination problems, sleeping disturbances, and even daily routines. Nonetheless, this is a treatable disorder. If appropriate management is engaged, complications and mortality are rare with regards to BPH. Continue reading