Drugs help some women with incontinence, however not all see benefits

  • On April 12, 2012
Some women with incontinence problems can improve their condition using approved medications, but a new research review finds that inadequate relief and side effects may prevent many others from benefiting. The study, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, re-examined 94 clinical trials testing drugs for women’s urge incontinence – when urine leaks after […]
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Daily Mirror talks about Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Exercises

  • On April 9, 2012
As Incontinence rarely receives mentions in the press, it was good to see Miriam Stoppard recently covering Incontinence in the Daily Mirror, especially talking about the benefits of Pelvic Floor Exercises. The full article is repeated below: “Urinary incontinence is an occupational hazard for women. The aftermath of pregnancy can be quite a physical burden […]
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Botox ‘stops the call of the bathroom’

  • On March 12, 2012
A British study has found that injecting a tiny quantity of the toxic protein into the bladder wall of women with overactive bladder syndrome, can have a long-lasting impact. It halved the numbers of times when women with moderate to severe urinary incontinence urgently needed the lavatory, or ended up having a little accident. It […]
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Incostress benefits now recognised across the Atlantic

  • On March 7, 2012
The benefits of IncoStress are now recognised “across the pond” with this device now being actively sold in Canada as well as the UK. The device, worn like a tampon, that can help many women who suffer in silence with the Urinary Stress Incontinence – the involuntary loss of urine when, for example, coughing, sneezing, […]
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Mums ‘need not put up with incontinence’

  • On December 7, 2011
Women who have given birth should not view urinary incontinence as an avoidable part of motherhood, it has been claimed. Noreen Dockery, a chartered physiotherapist who specialises in rehabilitating the pelvic floor, told the Irish Independent that female incontinence is a “very common” problem. She revealed that a greater number of women are choosing to […]
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Risk of re-operation ‘low’ after surgery for urinary incontinence

  • On September 2, 2011
The vast majority of women who undergo surgery for female incontinence do not need additional surgery in the future, new research has found. Scientists at Geneva University Hospitals carried out a study to determine the incidence of re-operation among women with urinary incontinence. They also wanted to identify any risk factors associated with an increased […]
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Older personal trainers may have better understanding of incontinence

  • On August 3, 2011
Older personal trainers may be more suitable for seniors as they are more likely to understand issues such as adult incontinence, it has been claimed. According to an article in the Ventura County Star, older trainers are increasingly in demand as clients often wish to train with someone who understands their concerns and challenges. Geri […]
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Muscle cell injections ‘may ease adult incontinence’

  • On July 26, 2011
People who are affected by adult incontinence may benefit from receiving injections of their own muscle cells, experts believe. Scientists are currently conducting three clinical trials involving around 300 women to see if the therapy works, the Daily Mail reports. The goal of the treatment is to improve the strength of the muscles around the […]
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Kegel exercises useful for stress incontinence

  • On June 22, 2011
Women who suffer from stress incontinence are likely to benefit from regular exercises to help them regain bladder control, it has been claimed. Stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor muscles have weakened and are unable to prevent urination. Typically, leakage occurs when the person’s bladder is under pressure, such as when they cough, laugh […]
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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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