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What is Urge Incontinence?

  • On May 4, 2018
Urge incontinence is often underresearched and misunderstood. However, it is actually the second most common type of incontinence after stress incontinence. Studies even show that urge incontinence gives a significantly greater reduction in health-related quality of life.
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Nocturia affects nearly a third of premenopausal women

  • On July 16, 2014
A new study, carried out in Turkey found that Nocturia affects around one-third of women of reproductive age, highlighting that the condition is not confined to elderly individuals. The study, which appears in the Korean Journal of Urology also found that nocturia was significantly associated with lower urinary tract symptoms, being present in three-quarters of […]
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New guidelines to help family doctors identify and treat incontinence

  • On September 17, 2012
Millions of women experience a loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, in their lifetime. It’s a common and often embarrassing problem that many patients don’t bring up with their doctors – and when they do, it may be mentioned as a casual side note during a visit for more pressing medical issues. New guidelines […]
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New video about Incontinence types and causes

  • On September 11, 2012
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.
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Julie Goodyear talks about continence issues

  • On September 5, 2012
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 […]
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Urge Incontinence linked to sleep apnea in women

  • On September 3, 2012
Breathing difficulties in women while sleeping are linked to an urge incontinence (over active bladder), according to a new study. Researchers from the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, analysed 72 female patients referred to a sleep disorders clinic with suspected sleep apnea. All patients completed a questionnaire asking them about four symptoms associated with […]
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Gestational diabetes raises risk of long-term urinary incontinence

  • On August 29, 2012
Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk of postpartum urinary incontinence, including stress, urge, and mixed type, according to Taiwanese investigators. And the problems may persist for at least two years after delivery, a finding that goes against the common belief that genitourinary problems subside soon after delivery. The study also found that quality of […]
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Drug reduces urge incontinence in Overactive Bladder trial patients

  • On August 14, 2012
Fesoterodine fumarate (Toviaz) appears to reduce urge incontinence in patients with overactive bladder who had a suboptimal response to tolterodine tartrate extended release (Detrol LA), according to a phase IV study. The 14-week randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind multicenter study assessed fesoterodine, 8 mg, in patients with OAB who had been taking tolterodine, 4 mg, for 2 […]
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Some information to help solve incontinence worries

  • On August 6, 2012
Urinary incontinence is more common than reported. Regrettably, many people suffer in silence and restrict their daily activities. Yet incontinence is often easily managed and treated, indeed, experts have shown that nearly 80% of people with poor bladder control can be cured or improve. Bladder control is a problem for women and men, and some […]
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