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Mind Over Bladder - Overcoming Female Urinary Incontinence – Book Review

by SRC Health on Sep 08, 2022

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes

“MIND OVER BLADDER: A Step-By-Step Guide To Achieving Continence”, by urogynecologist Jill Rabin, offers an informative, easy-to-understand guide that will give women back their freedom and help them regain control over their bladder.


An In-Depth Look At The Latest Behavioral And Medical Therapies

Urinary leakage affects as much as half of the female population, yet many are too embarrassed to seek help. The average wait time before consulting a health professional is a staggering 6.5 years. You can see a detailed infographic on Stress Urinary Incontinence here.

Supported by extensive clinical research, the book shines the light on this urinary leakage and enlightens the reader about all available treatments.  It aims to educate women of all ages on the many causes of urinary leakage and the variety of treatment options available.  “It is high time for urinary incontinence to come out of the water closet. Now is the time to take charge of your condition and have control over your bladder for life,” says Rabin.

The book covers:

  • Female physiology
  • Principal urinary incontinence conditions
  • Neuromuscular, medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence
  • Finding a surgeon
  • Behavioural therapy for urinary leakage
  • How to seek advice and care

Stress urinary incontinence is one of the most common diagnoses, and the book devotes an entire chapter to definitions, triggers, sources and results, distinguishing between minimal, moderate, and severe forms of the urinary leakage and discussing a variety of treatment options for this condition.

One of the revolutionary new treatments not covered in the book is SRC Restore - compression shorts designed to treat Stage 1 and 2 Stress Urinary Leakage and Stage 1 Bladder and Uterine Prolapse. The compression garment works through the use of a patented Anatomical Support Panel, specifically the gusset panel, providing continuous even compression to the entire perineal area. This has been shown to help with symptoms of light stress urinary leakage and mild bladder and uterine prolapse. Continuous compression to the perineum has been said to activate pelvic floor muscles through a possible proprioceptive feedback loop. Activating pelvic floor muscles positively influences their strength and their ability to support bladder and uterine function.

You can see the research for both conditions here  continence study & here prolapse study

The second most common form of incontinence is urge incontinence, a frequent sensation that urination is imminent and can't be postponed.  A chapter is devoted to discussing the causes and treatment options available.

Rabin, a nationally recognized authority on urogynaecology and female pelvic medicine, is an expert on managing chronic urinary leakage, an embarrassing and debilitating condition that afflicts millions of women.  The book considers the latest treatment options for each type of incontinence, including newer, minimally invasive surgeries and techniques to quiet an overactive bladder, in many cases without medication.

The book explores the different surgical options for both urge and stress urinary leakage. One of the most popular surgical treatments for stress urinary leakage is bladder neck injection, which involves injecting synthetic bulking agents into the wall of the uppermost part of the urethra.  This option is minimally invasive and valuable for women with Intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD).

Another form of treatment for stress urinary leakage is a sling procedure, in which a sling is passed under the urethra and attached to the connective tissue of the abdominal wall.  The sling supports the urethra and neck of the bladder with any increase of abdominal pressure, stabilizing the urethra, increasing pressure, and blocking urinary leakage.

SRC Restore on the other hand is a urinary leakage treatment that is as simple as wearing the shorts that produce great results. Our research conducted during the product development phase showed 70% of participants had a statistically significant improvement in their Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire score and their Quality of Life showed a statistically significant improvement by 37%. Here’s just what one happy customer had to say:

“After having five babies and suffering light bladder leakage, I was keen to give them a go. My lower back is supported and while wearing this garment I no longer need to wear a panty liner, for the leaks. It has given me the confidence to sign up for an exercise class with other mums, without the fear of wetting myself. I no longer fear coughing, sneezing, or laughing. It’s so nice to go out and know that I won’t have damp knickers, and I can just enjoy myself and get on with living my life. “

– Vicky – Victoria, Australia

There are more testimonials on the SRC Restore Product Page. (scroll down to bottom of the page)

For anyone whose lives are affected by urinary leakage, MIND OVER BLADDER will enable them to lead full, productive lives unburdened by urinary incontinence. We highly recommend reading this wonderful book and trying the SRC Restore product as an aide with any or all of the treatment options available.

About the Authors of “MIND OVER BLADDER: A Step-By-Step Guide To Achieving Continence”

Jill Maura Rabin, an award-winning physician, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, Vice Chair for Education and Development at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center/Northwell Health, Co-Chief of Ambulatory Care in OBGYN/Northwell Health, and Section Head of Urogynaecology at LIJ/Northwell.

Dr. Rabin, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is an active researcher, consultant, lecturer, and media spokesperson.  She holds eight patents and one copyright for urogynecologist medical devices, including a confidence-building incontinence pad, a pessary for treating vaginal prolapse, and a finger protector for surgeons.  In recognition of her professional accomplishments, she has received many awards and honours including the excellence in teaching award from the Association of Professors in Gynaecology and Obstetrics.  Widely published, she has authored four books on women's health.

As a physician, Dr. Rabin is passionate about improving the lives of women by providing them with quality healthcare and up-to-the-minute medical information.  As a teacher, she is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the medical education of her students through progressive curriculum development and active membership.  It is her firm belief that empowered patients and compassionate, well-prepared physicians can work together to greatly improve women's health.

Gail Stein, M.A. is a retired New York City junior and senior high school foreign language instructor.  During her more than thirty-three years of service she assisted in a revision project of the French curriculum for the New York City Board of Education, served as an adjunct professor to St. John's University in its Early Admission Extension Program, gave presentations and demonstrations at numerous citywide foreign language conferences, appeared on the Barry Farber radio program promoting the study of French, and had her lessons videotaped by the New York City Board of Education for national distribution.  Stein is a multiple-time honoree in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In addition to Mind Over Bladder, Stein is the author of over forty well-known French and Spanish textbooks, phrase books, guides, handbooks, and a crossword puzzle book.

Stein is a long time patient and friend of Dr. Jill M. Rabin.

Danielle O'Shaughnessy, MD, FACOG is a practicing Urogynecologist in Eastern Long Island.  Dr. O'Shaughnessy earned her MD from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Centre, in Brooklyn.  She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Northwell Health System and continued in the Northwell Health System to complete a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.  After fellowship, she joined Northwell Physician Partners.  Her research included optimizing a surgical graft material for use in prolapse and incontinence.  She currently serves as the Research Director for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Northwell Health as well as Assistant Professor in Department of OB/GYN Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  Dr. O'Shaughnessy is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Urogynecologists Society and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

For more information, please visit www.mindoverbladderbooks.com.

You can buy the book at Amazon on Kindle or as hardcopy or many of the other booksellers.

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