Urinary Incontinence More Common Than You Think

  • On December 11, 2008
A new study reveals more women have the condition urinary incontinence than you might think, but are just too embarrassed to talk about it. Kristin Graham, 24, could not sit through an hour-long class because she couldn’t control her bladder, having to urgently rush to the bathroom every 30 minutes. She said: ‘I would dehydrate […]
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More Women are Having C-Sections Because of the Risk of Incontinence

  • On November 20, 2008
More and more women are having C-sections, which could be partly due to concerns about the dangers of vaginal delivery, Dr. C. E. Turner of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney reports. Australian researchers have sought to put a number on how much risk pregnant women would be willing to accept before opting for […]
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Incontinence Challenge

  • On November 5, 2008
We can imagine the embarrassment and inconvenience that incontinence can cause in women, dealing with some of the embarrassing symptoms is only half of the battle. Incontinence can also have psychological impacts on women. Reports suggest some women suffering from stress incontinence have put their social life on hold and refuse to go out of […]
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Study Shows Incontinence Prevents Women from Taking Part in Sports

  • On October 1, 2008
According to an Italian study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, incontinence keeps many women from taking part in sports. In a survey of 679 Italian young and middle-aged women, researchers found that 1 in 7 were bothered by urinary stress incontinence. Dr. Stefano Salvatore from the University of Insubria found that being overweight […]
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The Different Types of Incontinence

  • On July 25, 2008
Stress Incontinence This is the most common type of incontinence and is common in women after childbirth or menopause. Usually only a small amount of urine leaks out but this can be enough to cause embarrassment or concern. This often happens due to physical exertion. Urge Incontinence Urge is the second most common type of […]
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Pelvic Exercises Alleviate Stress Incontinence

  • On July 10, 2008
Pelvic exercises can be the answer to some kinds of womens incontinence, many women have experienced benefits from this exercises. Pelvic floor muscles are like any other muscle in the human body, so it can get bigger and stronger if exercised. Around 25% of stress incontinence is cured by pelvic exercises. Before jumping to conclusions […]
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Childbirth a Common Cause of Urinary Incontinence?

  • On June 30, 2008
When functioning properly the body relies on combining nervous control with structural design, to make passing urine a subtle subconscious action. This control can be affected by health problems such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and pelvic surgery. Urinary incontinence is more common in Women because childbirth remains one of the main risk […]
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New Views on Incontinence

  • On June 23, 2008
The website Continencenurse.net have just published ten facts that every nurse should know about Incontinence, these are based around recent research and in some cases challenge long held beliefs. We thought some of these may be useful to patients and nurses who visit this site: 1. Incontinence is not a normal outcome of ageing. The […]
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