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Bonnie Blair to Break the Ice About Stress Urinary Incontinence in Milwaukee
Date:9/13/2007

all weakens and cannot provide adequate support to the urethra, thus causing leaking," said Dennis P. Miller, MD, of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Joseph in Milwaukee. "The good news is that women with SUI now have highly effective treatment options available to them."

In fact, in a clinical study, 81% of those affected were cured and 16% were improved. Treatment options for SUI include:

-- Pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles and biofeedback

to record progress in strengthening treatments and exercises

-- Electrical stimulation to help return injured muscles to fitness

-- Outpatient surgery to provide support to the urethra during straining

or sudden movement

Often, women will explore several options before finding a treatment that works for them.

"I discussed my options with my doctor and tried various treatments, with little improvement," said Bonnie. "I decided to try a minimally invasive treatment called TVT. Since having the procedure, I've been symptom free."

Bonnie encourages any woman who thinks she may be suffering from SUI to talk to her doctor. There are several different types of incontinence, and a correct diagnosis is critical. For more information about Bonnie Blair's story and treatment options for SUI, please visit http://www.beatsui.com.

"My family has noticed a real difference in my attitude," said Bonnie. "I now have a huge smile on my face. I can enjoy my daily runs again. I can also jump on the trampoline with my kids without worry."

About GYNECARE TVT

Minimally invasive GYNECARE TVT* Tension-free Support for Incontinence is used in a simple outpatient procedure. The GYNECARE TVT device uses a mesh sling to provide support to the middle of the urethra, the section that is strained during physical activities. This positioning of the device provides support only when needed and creates a "tensio
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