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We manage acute and chronic illness, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and thyroid disorders. We also offer medical weight loss and DOT and sports physicals. We have x-ray and lab capabilities here in the office and can treat urgent care illnesses too. We have providers who take time to listen and who are caring and want their patient to achieve total wellness.

Overactive Bladder

If you suffer from bladder problems, you know the serious impact it can have on your lifestyle and relationship. Bladder issues signal a change in the body’s function.

Bladder conditions can significantly impact your quality of life.

Helpful information about diagnosis and treatment

There are many reasons why our bodies start acting up — genetics, aging, weight gain and environmental influences to name a few. The important thing is to pay attention to your body and seek care.

Is your bladder acting up?

If you suffer from bladder problems, you know the serious impact it can have on your lifestyle and relationships. But it is important to remember that you are not alone. It is estimated that over 200 million people worldwide suffer from problems with bladder control including leaking, accidents and the constant need to go to the bathroom.

Bladder issues signal a change in the body’s function. In some cases, it is the result of natural changes that occur over time such as the weakening of pelvic muscles in women or the enlargement of the prostate gland in men. In other cases, it’s a result of injury or an indication of a more serious problem.

Bladder problems can present in many different ways. For some people, it’s little leaks. For others, it’s complete emptying of the bladder. And for some people, the biggest bother is needing to use the bathroom constantly day and night.

Types of bladder problems treated by Cogentix Medical Products

Talk to a healthcare provider

While the loss of bladder control may make you feel powerless or embarrassed, you can take back control. Talk to a healthcare professional about your symptoms. By discussing your concerns openly, it’s likely you’ll find, not only a solution, but also a new sense of empowerment.

1 World Health Organization. 1st International Consultation on Incontinence.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear and tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.

An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the body — such as the skin, eyes, lungs and blood vessels.

We are here to assist you in dealing with the inflammation and pain. Schedule a visit by calling: 864-847-6020

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Arthritis is a broad term that describes inflammation of the joints, with swelling, redness and pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a particular type of arthritis that causes chronic inflammation of joints on both sides of the body (for example, both wrists, both knees, etc.). RA can rarely affect organs in the body.

Who gets rheumatoid arthritis?

RA affects about 1 in 50 people and is three times more common in women than in men. It is most common in young and middle-aged adults but can also affect children and the elderly.

Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary?

RA is not hereditary, but particular genes can increase one’s chance for developing the disease. Among 100 people with a mother, father, sister or brother with RA, up to 4 will also develop RA. In the general population about a 1 in 100 people develop RA. However, many people who carry the gene that increases the risk of RA never develop the disease.

What causes rheumatoid arthritis?

The exact cause of RA is unknown, but recent studies show that smoking significantly increases the risk of developing this disease. Once the disease begins the joints become inflamed and, if untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bone can be damaged.

What are the symptoms of RA?

The most common symptoms of RA are pain stiffness (especially in the mornings), warmth, redness, and swelling and tenderness in the affected joints. The most common joints involved are the hands, wrists and feet. The stiffness in the morning generally lasts longer than 45 minutes. Other symptoms include fatigue. Anemia, weight loss, and low-grade fever may also be present. The symptoms usually develop gradually over months, but
sometimes it starts more suddenly.