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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

  • The Weird Link Between Weight Loss and Incontinence

    Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit—it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. Other research shows that nonsurgical weight loss improves leakage, too.

  • Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 percent of older Americans struggle with incontinence, a new government report released Wednesday shows. “We found that half the population experienced urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage, and about 25 percent had moderate, severe or very severe urinary leakage. And about 8 percent [...]

  • Botox Might Help Treat WHAT?!

    Many still think of Botox as a wrinkle smoother, but new research shows the toxin’s growing list of medical uses now includes the treatment of two common causes of urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence.

  • Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women’s Symptoms

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Removal of vaginal mesh — a device implanted to help support a woman’s pelvic organs — won’t necessarily improve side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from a pair of new studies. The findings, reported Monday at the [...]

  • 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds

    By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study. Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often seen in older women and those who’ve [...]

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