Up to 15% of men over the age of 60 suffer from stress incontinence, according to the National Association for Continence. When managing stress incontinence, it is important to be aware of the main causes and treatment methods available for combatting the problem.
Pelvic floor training by physical therapists can help women reduce stress incontinence—leakage of urine when they exercise, laughs, cough, or sneeze. Swedish researchers wanted to determine whether such training works when it’s delivered through Tät, a smartphone app developed for that purpose. The researchers studied 123 women who had at least one episode of stress […]
In a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, actress Kate Winslet revealed that she suffers from stress incontinence so can’t jump on trampolines anymore. The 40-year-old star recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show where she explains that she developed stress urinary incontinence after having three children. “When you’ve had a few children, you know, […]
Marathon runners may be preoccupied with shin splints, chafing and blisters on race day, but they should also consider bladder health, a U.S. researcher says. “The added stress on the body that comes with running a marathon can cause urinary stress incontinence problems during the race or down the road,” Dr. Melinda Abernethy of the […]
Carolyn Upton, an exercise enthusiast first noticed that she had stress incontinence in her mid-forties. “Running, jumping jacks. All those things were really terrible for me,” she said. She was one of 64 women picked for a first of its kind study. Urologist Kenneth Peters is testing a non-surgical procedure to help and possibly cure […]
Urinary incontinence in women affects 15% of women of adult age, but only one in four requests health assistance and when the disorder is serious. In his PhD thesis, Manuel Montesino Semper, Head of the urology section of the Virgen del Camino Hospital in Pamplona, analysed the financial cost which would be required for surgical […]
We’ve just added a new video to our “About Incontinence” website page. The video talks through incontinence and bladder issues and talks about the common types and what causes them including Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Overflow (or Drip), Mixed Incontinence, Reflex Incontinence and Faecal Incontinence. The video can also be seen below.
Julie Goodyear has been causing havoc in the Celebrity Big Brother house. “I sneeze, I pee,” she announced to fellow housemates, flicking away any embarrassment at suffering from urinary incontinence as if it were ash at the end of her trademark cigarette holder. In doing so she highlighted the millions of Britons who have poor […]