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Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects about 25 million North Americans, and potentially millions more that are too embarrassed to seek treatment. There are various types of incontinence: stress incontinence, which is the leakage of urine when laughing, sneezing or coughing, to urge incontinence, which is the sudden onset of urination.
For most of us, freedom is the first word that comes to mind when someone asks, “How do you live your best life?” Living life to the fullest means having the freedom to do what makes you happiest, from attending family functions and visiting grandchildren to enjoying our favorite hobbies without worrying about visible leakage. […]
According to the National Association for Continence, more than 25 million people in the United States are affected by bladder leakage every day. Many of these people feel embarrassed by their leakage, or like they’ve lost the freedom and independence to go outside the house without constant worry. However, the majority of these cases are […]
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative released new and updated guidelines for annual urinary incontinence screening for women. Since urinary incontinence can affect women of all ages, it’s essential for them to take part in yearly screenings to ensure peak urinary health. How annual gynecological appointments are highly important for women to take part in, the […]
Did you know that practicing yoga can help women reduce the frequency of urinary incontinence? New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association suggests that this form of meditative exercise is actually beneficial in fighting urinary incontinence. Since the principal of yoga is to achieve unity and improved control of the […]
In recent news, researchers at the University of California-San Francisco discovered a new drug that could inhibit the occurrence of urinary incontinence in women while greatly improving their quality of sleep. Those who suffer from urinary incontinence understand that this is an affliction that ceases to subside, no matter the time of day. Even in […]
Kegels are an exercise that most women participate in order to manage their incontinence and strengthen their bladders. It’s a common misconception that Kegels are only done by women who have recently given birth as a way to strengthen their vaginal walls; however, this exercise is actually very commonly used to ease the symptoms of […]
Incontinence is an issue that over 25 million adult Americans deal with. Although the condition does not have any adverse affects on health, it is an inconvenience and can interfere with daily life as well as hinder social life. People that suffer from incontinence often withdraw themselves from social activity as a result of feeling embarrassed or […]
There’s no shame in experiencing incontinence; it can happen to anyone. From the bubbly teenager who drank a little too much water, to the mom who had her first baby, to the elderly man whose bladder isn’t as strong as it used to be, incontinence isn’t as uncommon as you may think. If incontinence is a personal a […]
What if you could take precautionary measures that would reduce your risk of incontinence and better manage it? Women generally have weaker pelvic muscles than males which means they are more susceptible to dealing with incontinence. Through working out and staying fit, women can discover that as their muscles strengthen, so does the reduction of incontinence issues. […]
Female incontinence occurs when muscles around the bladder are weak, which is why doctors recommend that kegel exercises be done to strengthen the base of one’s core in order to have better control of one’s muscles. Another method that has achieved success is neural stimulation – a process by which one’s neural network is stimulated […]
There are a lot of misconceptions about incontinence. It can be hard to tell where the truth lies. So, whether you’re living with incontinence or caring for someone who is, check out a few debunked myths to help you keep the facts straight: 1. Myth: To avoid urinary leaks, don’t drink much water. Reality: It is […]