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Incontinence

If you have urinary incontinence, you have a tendency to accidentally leak urine. It may happen when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or if you feel a strong urge to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. Urinary incontinence can make you feel embarrassed, but don’t be—there are treatments that can help.

Incontinence News

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests. Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally leak urine. Weight-loss surgery helps obese people shed unwanted pounds. In turn, that weight loss seems [...]

  • Urine Isn’t Free of Bacteria

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Though it’s commonly believed that urine is bacteria-free, normal urine is not sterile, a new study finds. “Clinicians previously equated the presence of bacteria in urine to infections. The discovery of bacteria in the urine of healthy females provides an opportunity to advance our understanding of bladder health and [...]

  • Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don’t seek help because they’re embarrassed or don’t know about therapy options, [...]

  • 3 Ways to Treat Urinary Incontinence

    Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don’t involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.

  • Female Triathletes May Face Incontinence and Other Health Problems

    Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.

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