Thursday April 2, 2020

Men Have Greater Endurance for Stress, says Study

For the study, the researchers reviewed the cases of 572 men evaluated for anti-incontinence surgery between 2007 and 2017

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Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help and one-third put up with it for more than five years, a new study suggests.

SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion — a cough, heavy lifting, exercise — causes the bladder to leak urine.

The study, published in the journal Urology, found the median length of time the men had waited to seek treatment for their SUI was 32 months, with almost a third having waited more than five years.

They also found that patients in their 80s had waited a median of more than seven years.

“Male SUI is rare but is known to have significant negative psychosocial and emotional effects and represents a common reason for post-treatment anxiety and depression,” said co-author Allen Morey, Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in the US.

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They also found that patients in their 80s had waited a median of more than seven years. Pixabay

But there are simple and safe solutions — including minor surgeries — that can either help boost a weakened sphincter muscle for patients with minimal leakage (the sling procedure), or replace the sphincter muscle altogether (installation of an artificial urinary sphincter) for more severe cases of leakage, the researcher said.

“Using new diagnostic techniques, we are now able to accurately diagnose and streamline treatment recommendations to resolve this bothersome problem for our patients,” Morey mentioned.

For the study, the researchers reviewed the cases of 572 men evaluated for anti-incontinence surgery between 2007 and 2017.

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The study calls on men’s general practitioners and urologists to perform a standing cough test, in which a patient coughs while the doctor watches for any accidental urine release, as a routine part of their male patients’ physicals.

“Our goal is to spread the word that effective and safe treatments exist for men with stress urinary incontinence, but also to facilitate an immediate and accurate diagnosis among stress urinary incontinence patients,” said first author Joceline Fuchs from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre. (Bollywood Country)

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Stressed Due to Lockdown? Heartfulness can Help you Out

Heartfulness helpline to cope with lockdown stress

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A photo of Kanha Shanti Vanam, the world's largest meditation centre situated in the outskirts of Hyderabad, set up by Heartfulness institute. IANS

The Heartfulness Institute with its global headquarters near here has set up a 24X7 helpline for citizens to deal with the stress due to coronavirus lockdown in the country.

As the pandemic has created uncertainty, fear, panic and isolation among people, Heartfulness on Wednesday announced various initiatives to help them deal with the situation.

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The Helpline ‘Voice That Cares’ can be accessed by anyone by dialing the toll-free number 1800 121 Dhyana (3492). Several hundred Heartfulness trainers trained by their guide Daaji will respond to public calls and help alleviate emotional or mental distress of callers.

“Empathy is known to be one of the strongest healers and the trainers are well versed to navigate the callers through the distress due to the ongoing lockdown,” the institute said.

“There will be also be global ‘Lifecast’by Daaji, who will enunciate his thoughts on the situation and how to deal with it. It is scheduled at 5.30 pm on April 2. Daaji will follow up his talk with a meditation session.

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A photo of Kamlesh D. Patel (Daaji), the guide of Heartfulness. Wikimedia Commons

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Pranahuti (life force), which is central to Heartfulness Meditation practice, will be transmitted by Daaji as part of the meditation and those who wish to take part in the session should simply keep their eyes closed, sit in a comfortable posture silently without any external disturbance, focus on their heart and bring their attention to the divinity that exists in their heart,” it said.

It can be accessed at http://www.Facebook.com/practiceheartfulness and http://www.youtube.com/c/heartfulness

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“There is clear need for all of us to understand the situation as it stands today, demystify it and see it as it should be seen. There is too much information and too many changes in a very short time. How does one see it in a larger context of one’s life and what steps are needed to strengthen one’s ability to handle their feelings and emotions and thereby creating a contagion of positive emotions to deal with the situation together,” Daaji said. (IANS)