Jefferson Gastroenterologist Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer Story
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 12 million Americans suffer from fecal incontinence. However, it is one of the few medical conditions that people are too embarrassed to talk about, even with their doctors.
In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jefferson gastroenterologist Dr. Stephanie Moleski says, "It can be devastating. It affects self-confidence, personal image. It can lead to social isolation."
Two new treatments have been approved for fecal incontinence in the last couple of years. While they are not cures for everybody, they can help to improve patients' quality of life and to reduce embarrassment.
Read the full "The other incontinence" story to learn more.
Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer