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Stop Fecal Incontinence | Fullerton, CA

A loving grandparentAre you having trouble controlling your bowel movements? You could have fecal incontinence. Dr. Gordon Gunn of the Gunn Center in Fullerton, CA can help.

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowel movements. Stool can leak unexpectedly from your rectum. Fecal incontinence can range from a random leakage of stool say while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.

Fecal incontinence can be caused by many things; constipation, nerve damage or diarrhea. Also, you could have a weakened sphincter due to age or damage of the muscles of the rectum and anus from things such as giving birth. Treatments are available that can improve or even correct fecal incontinence.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

Is an Overactive Bladder hindering your life? InterStim Therapy can help. | Fullerton, CA

iStock_000003648493Small - 28Are you suffering from an overactive bladder?  Dr. Gordon Gunn of Fullerton, CA may be able to help with the use of InterStim® Therapy.

InterStim therapy is a treatment that uses mild electrical pulses (called electrical stimulation) to stimulate nerves in your lower back, just above the tailbone. These nerves activate or inhibit muscles and organs that contribute to urinary control — the bladder, sphincter and pelvic floor muscles.

InterStim Therapy might be right for you if you have the following symptoms:

  • Urge incontinence: The involuntary and accidental loss of urine.
  • Urgency: A strong, intense and often sudden desire to urinate.
  • Frequency: Urinating more than eight times in a 24-hour period.
  • Urinary retention: the inability or failure to completely empty the bladder.

To find out more about InterStim Therapy, contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

 

Do you suffering from Bladder Incontinence?| Fullerton, CA

iStock_000008712786SmallOveractive bladder or as it’s also called urge incontinence is the strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions. The following information can help you determine if you think you might have an overactive bladder. If you believe you do, Dr. Gordon Gunn MD of Fullerton, CA can help.

With urge incontinence, you leak urine because the bladder muscles contract at the wrong times. Often these contractions occur no matter how much urine is in the bladder.

An over active bladder may result from:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bladder inflammation
  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Bladder stones
  • Infection
  • Nervous system diseases (such as multiple sclerosis)
  • Nervous system injuries (such as spinal cord injury or stroke)

In men, it also may be due to:

  • Bladder changes caused by benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
  • Bladder outlet obstruction from an enlarged prostate
  • In most cases of urge incontinence, no cause can be found.

Overactive bladder is more common in woman and the elderly.

Some of the symptoms of overactive bladder are:

  • Frequent urination, in the daytime and at night
  • Loss of urine without meaning to urinate
  • Sudden and urgent need to urinate (urinary urgency)

If you believe you are suffering from an overactive bladder, contact Dr. Gordon Gunn at (Phone Number) and make an appointment today. Or visit his website at (Website)

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

Gynecology for Adolescents | Fullerton, CA

mom and teen daughterKnowing the right time to start visiting a gynecologist is important. A teenage girl should first visit a gynecologist between ages 13 and 15, according to the current recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This initial visit doesn’t necessarily have to include a pelvic exam and Pap smear. If you are worried about that, do not worry. This first visit would include the discussion of changes in the body that occur between adolescence and adulthood.

The doctor can assess whether she has normal development of secondary sex characteristics (the changes that come with puberty). At this young age, menstrual cycles are often irregular for several years. The doctor can offer reassurance that this is common.

The doctor can also monitor weight gain, develop severe acne and also have irregular menstrual cycles, which are possible signs of polycystic ovary syndrome. Treatment during these formative years can potentially prevent weight gain, skin scarring and the complications of diabetes, hypertension and infertility.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention – Gunn Center | Placentia, CA

iStock_000005142700SmallEnroll in the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program at the Gunn Center Today

Your  Evaluation Includes:

  • Family History
  • Personal Medical History
  • Cardiovascular Physical Examination
  • Current Status of: Smoking, Alcohol Intake, Physical Activity, Medications
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse (to detect any irregularity of the heart rate/rhythm)
  • Resting EKG
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • BodyStat Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) measurement of fat, lean body mass and metabolism
  • Waist / Hip Circumference Ratio
  • Laboratory Testing:
  • Fasting Lipoprotein Profile (Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides)
  • Cardiovascular Risk Markers (CRP-HS)
  • Metabolic Profile for Diabetes, Liver, Kidney, Bone and Electrolytes
  • Thyroid Function
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Carotid Artery Doppler Ultrasound Screening for presence of plaque
  • Echo and Stress Echocardiograms, when indicated
  • Holter Monitoring for evaluation of irregular heartbeat, when indicated

Women throughout Southern California have been inspired, empowered and changed by their involvement in the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program.

If you would like to know more about how the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program can reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke, and improve your health and sense of well being, please call Dr. Gordon Gunn at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Fullerton, Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

 

Wellness Solutions – Preventative medicine is the best medicine | Orange, CA

Branch of dogwood blossoms against a dark backgroundDr. Gordon Gunn believes preventive medicine is the best medicine. That’s why the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program was created. With a focus on prevention and early detection of disease, WOW gives you a true picture of your overall health and empowers you to live a healthier life. To supplement the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Dr. Gordon Gunn has created two additional programs to support women who are diagnosed to be at risk for heart disease, stroke or metabolic syndrome.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

12-Week Healthy Heart Program – Fullerton, CA

A loving grandparentThis is a structured, step-by-step program to help you meet your individual goals. As heart disease is the #1 killer of American women, a healthy heart is a priority. Research suggests that approximately 90% of deaths related to heart disease could be prevented.

You will receive an overall assessment of your current health, an outlined diet, exercise and lifestyle program and re-evaluation after the 12-week period is completed.

Make this year the healthiest ever. Call to enroll in The 12-Week Healthy Heart Program and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, happy future.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

How to Assess Your Risk for Developing Heart Disease or Stroke | Anaheim, CA

iStock_000014235018SmallThe goal in determining your risk is to diagnose the actual presence of atherosclerosis within the arteries of your body, especially your brain, heart, abdomen and legs. Our Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program includes understanding your inherited genetic makeup (family history) as well as determining your personal lifestyle, medical history, physical examination, body fat composition, laboratory testing, carotid artery ultrasound (determines the actual presence of any atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid arteries in the neck), and EKG. Additional testing may include a 64-Slice CT scan of the heart.

Initial screening tests include:

•Family History
•Personal Medical History
•Complete Physical Examination
•Current Status of: Smoking, Alcohol Intake, Physical Activity, Medications
•Blood Pressure
•Pulse (to detect any irregularity of the heart rate)
•Resting EKG
•Body Mass Index (BMI)
•BodyStat Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) of fat and lean body mass composition
•Waist / Hip Circumference Ratio
• Laboratory Testing:
•Fasting Lipoprotein Profile (Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides)
•Cardiovascular Risk Markers (CRP-HS)
•Metabolic Profile for Diabetes, Liver, Kidney, Bone and Electrolytes
•Thyroid Function
•Complete Blood Count (CBC)
•Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screening for atherosclerosis and Stroke Risk
•Echo and Stress Echocardiograms, when indicated
•Holter Monitoring for evaluation of irregular heartbeat, when indicated

Initial screening tests should be performed at the age of 18 and be repeated at least every two to five years, depending on age and test results. By implementing lifestyle changes and indicated medical treatments now available, the future risk of coronary artery disease and stroke due to atherosclerosis can be significantly reduced and probably prevented.

Learn more about your health and opportunities for prevention of this disease by contacting Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Fullerton, Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

What causes urinary incontinence? How do I treat urinary incontinence? | Fullerton, CA

Pure, Natural, BeautyUrinary incontinence is the involuntary discharge of urine. There are many possible causes of urinary incontinence. The key to treatment is identifying the specific type of the incontinence a woman is experiencing through a careful medical interview and a focused physical exam. Frequently, a special test called urodynamics is recommended to accurately diagnose the problem. Urodynamics studies should always be performed when a woman is considering surgery to correct her incontinence.

The two most common types of urinary incontinence are “stress incontinence” and “urge incontinence”. Stress incontinence is accidental urine leakage that occurs during physical activities that cause a sudden pressure (or “stress”) on the bladder such as laughing, lifting, coughing, or sneezing. Urge incontinence is urine leakage that occurs before a woman has a chance to get to the bathroom in response to urge to urinate. Women with this type of leakage may also experience frequent urges to urinate, the inability to suppress the urge and frequent nighttime waking to urinate.

Treatment for urinary incontinence varies on the type and severity of incontinence. The first step in treating the problem is determining an accurate diagnosis.

  • Stress incontinence can be effectively treated with pelvic floor exercises, devices that “block” the loss of urine, or surgery.
  • Urge incontinence is commonly treated with medication, biofeedback, or electrical stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder.

There is a wide variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options available for all kinds of urinary incontinence.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn in Fullerton California today to set up an appointment for evaluation and discuss effective treatment options that are right for you at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.

Ultrasound is safe to screen organs for early signs of disease | Fullerton, CA

red head in flowersDr. Gordon Gunn in Fullerton, California uses safe, comfortable and accurate ultrasound technology to screen organs for early signs of disease. The thyroid, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidneys, uterus and ovaries will be carefully examined using 3D ultrasound. Because tumors can grow without producing symptoms, ultrasound offers a unique opportunity to screen for disease in its earliest stages. Unlike CT body scans, ultrasound provides accurate information without exposing you to radiation.

Contact Dr. Gordon Gunn today at (714) 912-2211 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Gordon Gunn also proudly serves Buena Park, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Walnut, and surrounding areas.