Majority of women with incontinence ‘benefit from physical therapy’

  • On June 21, 2011
Female incontinence is a common problem, but many women are reluctant to seek help because of a sense of embarrassment. In reality, however, many women can greatly reduce their reliance on adult incontinence products simply by performing regular exercises, according to physical therapist Lisa Kiesel. Ms Kiesel, who specialises in pelvic floor problems, told the […]
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Study sheds light on causes of pelvic organ prolapse

  • On May 26, 2011
US scientists have discovered the cause of pelvic organ prolapse – a condition that affects many women over the age of 50 and can lead to stool and urinary incontinence. Dr Ann Word, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at UT Southwestern Medical Centre, found that the condition is caused by a combination of a loss […]
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Limiting caffeine could reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence

  • On May 10, 2011
Urinary incontinence in women can be relieved in many cases by following simple steps, such as reducing caffeine consumption, an expert has claimed. According to Dr Brian Nelson, pelvic strengthening can help limit leakage for some women who suffer urinary loss when they cough, laugh, jump or sneeze. Writing for the Longmont Times-Call, he highlighted […]
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A ribbon tied to my bladder ended my embarrassing leaks

  • On April 5, 2011
It’s good to see the subject of Continence getting into the news more recently with several articles in the newspapers over the last few weeks. The Daily Mail today features the story of businesswoman Suzy Brain England. “Suzy always tried to remain focused in meetings — but no matter how hard she concentrated on the […]
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Keep urinary incontinence at bay with pelvic floor muscles

  • On April 1, 2011
Keeping pelvic floor muscles strong is vital to preventing a number of conditions, such as urinary incontinence and minimising reduced sensitivity or feeling during sex. Incontinence involves being unable to control when you pass urine and many people suffering from this normally use incontinence products, including pads and pants to manage the condition. According to […]
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Pelvic floor muscle training could help tackle incontinence

  • On March 16, 2011
Understanding incontinence is vital to successfully managing the condition, which is believed to affect millions of people across the globe, including more than 50 million in the developed world. Many of those who develop the condition, which is characterised by the unintentional passing of urine, use incontinence pads, adult diapers and other products to cope […]
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Study sheds more light on urinary incontinence

  • On March 14, 2011
A study published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has suggested that drinking lower amounts of fluids to avoid incontinence later in life does not prevent the condition from developing. Many of those who develop the condition, which is thought to affect around 50 million people in the developed world, use incontinence […]
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The Benefits Of Kegel Exercises

  • On June 28, 2010
Kegel exercises or Pelvic Floor Exercises are exercises that increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and are named after Dr. Arnold Kegel. They are beneficial to women of all ages especially those preparing for birth although they can also help increase sexual enjoyment. Kegel exercises are straightforward to learn and extremely easy, you […]
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Study shows even small weight loss can have positive impact on Continence

  • On June 15, 2010
Even a moderate amount of weight loss can go a long way toward relieving symptoms of female urinary incontinence in obese women. A 2009 study by the University of California, San Francisco showed that women who lost as little as eight percent of their body weight experienced an average 47% reduction in episodes of both […]
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Combining internal and regular exercise to treat incontinence

  • On February 2, 2010
A report studying the effects of obesity in women has recently been published by the New England Journal of Medicine.  One of the key points highlighted in the study demonstrated how weight loss is a decisive factor in reducing the risk of developing many types of urinary incontinence. 338 overweight or obese participants part took […]
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