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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Revolutionary pelvic toning device available on NHS

  • On May 18, 2011
Women with stress incontinence should consider talking to their doctor about a pioneering device that could improve their condition. The PelvicToner is designed to exercise the pelvic floor muscles, which often weaken after childbirth and during the menopause. As a result of this muscle weakening, many women experience stress incontinence, where urine leaks when the […]
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Nintendo Wii software may reduce incontinence in women

  • On April 19, 2011
Women who are relying on incontinence products after giving birth may benefit from a new software program for the Nintendo Wii. PhysioFun Pelvic Floor Training is designed to help women train their pelvic floor muscles, thereby reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence. Developed in collaboration with the Dr Becker hospital group in Germany, the software contains […]
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Scientists start clinical trial of new incontinence drug

  • On April 19, 2011
Researchers are conducting a phase I/II clinical trial involving an experimental therapy for urinary incontinence. A total of 60 patients with urinary incontinence will take part in the trial, which some participants receiving the novel drug – called UISH001 – and others receiving a placebo (dummy drug). The company is being trialled by Beech Tree […]
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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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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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Regaining Control of your Leaking Bladder

  • On January 24, 2011
If you have symptoms of stress incontinence or an overactive bladder, you may assume that so many visits to the bathroom are just another sign of aging, and one that you have to accept. Studies have shown that eight out of ten women believe that stress incontinence is a normal part of aging. They are […]
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Yes! Kegel Exercises are for men too

  • On January 17, 2011
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in men here in the UK. A procedure called radical prostatectomy can remove the cancerous gland; but the procedure often carries an unwelcome and hard-to-treat side effect: Bladder Weakness or if you prefer urinary incontinence. As many as 65% of men who went through surgery […]
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Incontinence Products won’t let you be caught off guard

  • On January 14, 2011
There are many ways to prevent and treat urinary incontinence. But sometimes doing Kegel exercises, maintain a healthy diet and keeping a bladder diary might not be enough. That is when incontinence products come into play. Incontinence products have evolved over the years and are now designed specifically for different types of incontinence. They range […]
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Manage Stress & Urge Incontinence with a Healthy Diet

  • On January 10, 2011
Stress and urge incontinence can be caused by a variety of factors such as childbirth, loss of estrogen in menopause, physical changes due to aging and hysterectomy*. But did you know that what you eat and your weight could make you incontinent? There are many studies that have related incontinence to obesity. Others have studied […]
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