Revolutionary procedure for Incontinence shows promising results

  • On October 9, 2012
Carolyn Upton, an exercise enthusiast first noticed that she had stress incontinence in her mid-forties. “Running, jumping jacks. All those things were really terrible for me,” she said. She was one of 64 women picked for a first of its kind study. Urologist Kenneth Peters is testing a non-surgical procedure to help and possibly cure […]
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Abena Abri-San Incontinence Pads now available from Allanda

  • On October 5, 2012
Abena’s incontinence products are produced in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and France. Abena incontinence products are amongst the more technologically advanced. The Abena Abri-San range forms a complete range of anatomically shaped pads for all degrees of incontinence from for lighter through to moderate or heavier incontinence. Abri-San Incontinence pads are designed to be worn with […]
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BOTOX(R) licensed for the management of urinary incontinence

  • On October 1, 2012
BOTOX(R) has been licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the management of urinary incontinence in adult patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) due to subcervical spinal cord injury (SCI) (traumatic or non-traumatic) or multiple sclerosis (MS), who are not adequately managed with anticholinergics. The marketing authorisation is specific for Allergan’s […]
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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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Research Shows Urinary Incontinence Affects Work Life

  • On September 4, 2012
Work is stressful. But when the added strain of a medical condition keeps you from performing your best, the workday can be even more worrisome. Stress incontinence is a medical condition caused when the muscles and nerves that hold or release urine fail to function properly. This results in an involuntary loss of small to […]
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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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Survey shows benefit of Pelvic Floor Exercises for Urinary Incontinence

  • On August 15, 2012
A July 2012 review by the American based Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) should give you more reason to start pelvic floor (otherwise known as kegel) exercises. According to the review, about 25% of young women and 44% to 57% of middle-aged and postmenopausal women experience involuntary urine loss. Their findings show that age, […]
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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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