Reduce Urge Urinary Incontinence with Healthier Habits

  • On June 9, 2009
Incontinence is more common in elderly people and is a condition that causes a lot of embarrassment and inconvenience. Nowadays there are numerous treatments and drugs to help individuals regain control of their bladder and live a normal life. Besides drugs and treatments, individuals with urinary incontinence can take a few important steps of their […]
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Study Suggests Meditation Could Help Incontinence

  • On June 4, 2009
New research has discovered that cognitive therapy such as meditation could be effective in managing urinary incontinence in women. Scientists from Loyola University Health System in Chicago investigated the impact of deep-breathing and guided-imagery exercises on female participants’ ability to control their bladder without medication or surgery. The study found that cognitive therapy is an effective […]
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Incontinence is Common in Men too

  • On May 28, 2009
Around 5% of men under 65 have urinary incontinence, and that rises to 10-15% of men over 65. The incontinence can vary from a few small leaks, to extensive leaks which cause huge distress, turning some men into recluses because they worry about visible leaking, or starting to smell. Urinary incontinence can be caused by […]
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Diet May Play a Role in Causing Incontinence

  • On May 13, 2009
Many studies show incontinence is strongly linked to obesity, due to increased pressure within the abdomen. The good news is, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this year, an average weight loss of 17lbs was enough to cut incontinence episodes by almost half. So it could be a […]
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Cognitive Therapy Treatment for Urge Urinary Incontinence

  • On May 12, 2009
Last week was marked by the American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting, the meeting was held in Chicago and a series of studies to treat incontinence and bladder conditions were presented and one in particular was under the spotlight. A clinical trial using cognitive therapy to help patients manage overactive bladder, the study was conducted by […]
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New Urinary Incontinence Treatment That Involves Taking Muscle From the Thigh

  • On April 30, 2009
Muscle cells taken from patients’ own thighs could help reduce stress urinary incontinence according to a new study. Most patients get help from exercises, behavioral training, and drug treatment; but many still leak often. A new therapy takes muscle cells from the upper thigh and injects them into the sphincter muscle that controls urine flow. […]
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Stress Urinary Incontinence Related to Genes

  • On April 27, 2009
A study published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics links pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence to a certain region of the human genome. The study was conducted by the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, study lead author Kristina Allen-Brady, Ph.D., and colleagues analyzed the […]
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Study Suggests Urinary Incontinence Could be Avoided

  • On April 23, 2009
A major study has suggested that urinary incontinence is a common condition in older women but it may be preventable or treatable in a lot of cases.   In a ten-year follow up of nearly 7,000 generally healthy women over the age of 70, researchers from Newcastle University found that more than 1 in 4 reported urinary leakage as a problem […]
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Pulse Generator Could Improve Bladder Control

  • On April 21, 2009
An electrical device placed beneath the skin near the tailbone could be an alternative for those with urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. The incontinence device is battery operated and can be described as a pulse generator that gives a continuous shock to the nerves that control the bladder. The implant could be an alternative for […]
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Possible Cure for Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • On April 2, 2009
According to results of a study carried out on 642 women with stress urinary incontinence, a single-incision mid-urethral sling provides an improvement of the condition incontinence. Lead investigator Douglas G. Tincello said: ‘Mid-urethral slings are effective for incontinence. However, some centres report rates of bladder injury of around 5% to 10%. The rate of bladder […]
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