Urinary incontinence is a common and often frustrating condition that can be managed through behavioral and lifestyle changes. Below are four ways you can improve your incontinence symptoms and get better bladder control. Read More
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released new guidelines for treating urinary stress incontinence and urge incontinence without surgery.
For women with stress urinary incontinence, kegel exercises are recommended. Kegels help strengthen the muscles and tissues that control urine flow.
Urge incontinence often comes in waves and without warning. The condition affects millions of people in the U.S. and can cause disruptions in one’s work, social and personal life. One effective way to manage this condition is bladder retraining. Read More
Symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are more common and severe after vaginal birth when compared to cesarean birth, according to a new John Hopkins study.
Led by Victoria L. Handa, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, the study included 1,481 women who had given birth 5-10 years prior.
An overactive bladder (OAB) can cause great disruptions in one’s life. People with OAB experience frequent and sudden bladder spasms, and sometimes can’t even make it to the bathroom in time (urge incontinence). Overactive bladder can affect one’s work, relationships, social life and self-esteem. Fortunately there are many ways to treat the condition. Read More
For women who are new to wearing incontinence products, the selection process can be a bit overwhelming due to the vast options available. The main things to remember when choosing incontinence products are to pick the right size and absorbency level. This will also play a role in how comfortable the undergarment will be. Read below to get familiar with the different types of incontinence products for women. Read More
Previous research has shown that prompted voiding is the most effective technique for incontinence management. Caregivers encourage patients to use the bathroom on a regular schedule, which teaches the person to know when they need to empty their bladder. This helps reduce the frequency of incontinence accidents, amount of adult diapers used, and labor efforts of nurses and caregivers. Read More
It’s Friday night and all you want to do after a long week of work is wind down in your cozy couch and watch a feel-good movie. Just five minutes into the film, your bladder starts to spasm. You try to ignore it and suppress the urge to go, but your bladder is relentless. You give in and pause the movie. Flash forward an hour later, and your bladder is back at it again. This time, you only have a few seconds to spare before making a big accident. Read More
If you’ve ever experienced a leaky diaper, you know how frustrating and embarrassing that can be. Your clothes get wet, your bed sheets become stained, and your laundry just piles up.
A great way to prevent leaky diapers (besides wearing the right size and type) is to use a booster pad.
Oxytrol for Women is now available as the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) in women ages 18 years and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Jan. 25. This announcement comes a week after the FDA also approved the use of Botox for individuals suffering from OAB and can’t use or don’t find other treatments useful. Read More
Adults who don’t respond to, or cannot take, anticholinergic drugs can now use Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat overactive bladder (OAB), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Jan. 18. Read More
In previous blog posts, we’ve mentioned that caffeine is a bladder irritant and can make incontinence symptoms worse. Now, there’s a new study to back that statement up. Read More