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Urogynecologist Dr. Charles Butrick Offers Tips for Managing Odor Associated With Incontinence

Apr 23 2013 12:00AM



OVERLAND PARK, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 -- Dr. Charles Butrick, a noted urogynecologist, is well aware that many women are as embarrassed by the odor associated with urinary incontinence as they are by the condition itself. As such, he frequently provides his patients with tips regarding the best ways to manage and reduce this odor while they are undergoing treatment for this condition. Here, Dr. Butrick shares the recommendations published in an article posted by Hive Health Media.

The article provides readers with several different methods of managing odor when incontinence occurs. The first is to utilize the appropriate protection. Protective undergarments are manufactured in a range of styles and sizes, and as such it is important for individuals to pinpoint the variety that best meets their needs. Additionally, the article recommends that individuals maintain a high degree of personal hygiene by frequently changing their protective undergarments. This entails having spare protection on hand to ensure that they can quickly change when out and about. Dr. Butrick agrees that these are essential in maintaining not only a higher degree of discretion regarding incontinence, but in safeguarding overall health.

"Changing protection frequently is something that I highly recommend," asserts Dr. Charles Butrick, "because it helps prevent infections and allows women to feel more comfortable and confident. I always urge my patients to carry extra protective undergarments with them when running errands or engaging in other activities outside of the house, as having these resources on hand will allow them to change their protection should they experience leakage or other issues."

The article goes on to recommend that individuals use an adult diaper pail for soiled protection, that they wash clothes and bedding right away should leakage occur, and that they stay hydrated to minimize the odor of their urine.

Dr. Charles Butrick encourages women who are struggling with incontinence to take these recommendations seriously in an effort to best minimize the odor that is associated with this condition.

While odor control is important, Dr. Butrick stresses that treatment of the problem of incontinence is the most appropriate plan of management. Incontinence is never normal, so seek out the care of an experienced urogynecologist and get some help. In his over 20 years of experience he has found that 80% of women can either be cured or their problem be markedly improved with evaluation and treatment. Steps like behavioral modification and simple office based procedures are all that is needed for many patients to improve their bladder and bowel control.


Dr. Charles Butrick, a urogynecologist, is currently practicing in the city of Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Butrick treats a wide range of urogynecologic conditions, including fecal and urinary incontinence. Through his practice, Dr. Butrick assists female patients in achieving a higher quality of life via professional support and medical treatment options. Dr. Butrick holds degrees from Kansas University Medical School as well as Kansas State University. As a graduate in the top 10 percent of his class during medical school, Dr. Butrick went on to complete his residency and internship in St. Louis, Missouri, at Washington University's Barnes Hospital. He holds certification from the American Board of OB/Gyn and is licensed to practice in the state of Kansas. Since 1998, Dr. Butrick has excelled in his efforts to provide a high degree of medical support to patients at The Urogynecology Center.

Source: Marketwire

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